I've been a keen photographer from about the age of 12 when my Grandmother gave me a Box Brownie! My next camera was a Canon110 and I can claim to have a taken selfie in 1974...was that a first?  

Casual Captures was born out of a family BBQ where I was instantly displaying the photographs on my TV.  Guests would frequently pop into the lounge to enjoy the latest photos and comments were made that I should try this as a business.

Combining my knowledge of functions (I used to be a wedding DJ) and my photographic skills, Casual Captures was created in late 2013.  

Since 2013, Casual Captures has gone from strength to strength with more and more Bride and Grooms realising that the more natural, informal side of their big day is just what they are looking for.  

I have recently worked with Ricky Tomlinson, Chubby Brown and Brian Robson arranged by Paul "Goffy" Gough.


The above photo of me was taken by the wife at Hardwick Park, County Durham, UK in July 2018.

Casual Captures was a Regional Finalist in The Wedding Industry Awards 2015 and 2017.

I also teach photography throughout the North East with Going Digital North East