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That’s me with my beautiful wife.

Hi I’m Mickey, a full-time storyteller with a passion for creating meaningful images. If you appreciate natural, candid & emotionally evoking imagery then you are my kindda couple. As your photographer, I will find what makes you tick both as individuals & as a couple; I will tap into your personality, highlight the romance & create images that reflect & highlight your unique relationship. On your wedding day itself, I will find during your celebrations real moments with real feelings. I will work with you in a way that will allow me to enter your world & capture you for who you truly are.

“If you appreciate natural, candid & emotionally evoking imagery then you are my kindda couple.”

My Photography Style

If I were to describe my photography style I would call it photo-journalistic, reportage but with a hint of traditional portraiture. Over the years I have developed a passion shooting candid, natural photography of “people being people” in the real world. It is a style of photography which focuses on emotion, interaction, feeling, contemplation & context. I have learnt to adapt this candid, natural approach to my wedding photography to deliver a series of images, which can tell a story. I have invested into mentorship and training under the expert guidance of some world-class wedding photographers, who share the same vision and style as I & have adopted & learnt from their own experiences to continuously push myself to to excel.

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My Approach to Weddings

It is my job during the wedding to find the moments that will resonate for years to come. I will work tirelessly with my couples & their guests to ensure that the essence & genuine feelings of the day are not forgotten. My approach to weddings is one in which I aim to be as least intrusive to the ceremony & its moments as possible. This is not to say that I won’t offer direction when needed, especially during formal & informal group shots.  I pay particular attention to composition & emotion when creating imagery, so that I can  put the subject into a relevent-context & so that the photo, on its own merit,  can tell a story that evokes  feeling & thus drawing the viewer into the story.

My Approach to Photoshoots

My pre-wedding engagement shoots are fun, relaxed and memorable. I like to shoot these sessions in a casual style & I look for environments and interactions that reflect everyday situations; be it a stroll in the park or a day out in town. If you want to have a more unique photoshoot, then I am happy to work with you, on a concept that highlight your personality. If you wish for a more formal session, then I would be happy adapt more traditional romatic poses & direct them in a way that gives them a more natural & candid look.

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A trip down memory lane…

Here is an old photo of my dad (left) & bapa (right) proudly posing inside a camera shop in Mombasa, Kenya, back in the late 1960s. It was a big deal when they brought their first film SLR camera as then it was considered a huge investment… this camera was later passed down to me when I was 12 years old.

Thus, my love for photography began almost 2 decades ago, when I permanently borrowed my old man’s Pentax SLR. I immediately got hooked to the art of creating imagery & I used to get through film quicker than they could make them. However, owning such an impressive camera at such a young age had its risks & inevitably my first SLR camera saw its last days whilst on a safari back in 2004 …  & that was that!

I saved up & in 2007 brought myself a new professional camera – this time I went digital. I immediately got back to doing what I love the most.  Around this same time, I began to explore & deepen my spirituality. The two naturally complimented each other & as I narrated through imagery, feelings of devotional & spiritual culture. I quickly discovered & developed a specific style within photography & I began to relish any opportunity to capture the human experience in the most real & convincing way that I could.

Fast forward a couple of years & with the support of family & friends, I took the next big step in my life & invested into my dream; 2009 was the year in which I turned a hobby into my bread & butter – the year Soulphotography was inspired.  Since 2009, I have been commissioned to document 100s of weddings & events both here in the UK & abroad; including Kenya, Belgium, France, India, USA & Mexico.