About Me

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Me! The BFG (Big Friendly Ginger)

Hey, I’m Martyn! I'm your North West Wedding photographer. I live in Great Harwood, Lancashire (but don't worry I'm happy to travel where ever you need!).

I'm originally from the Lake District and after a brief stint down south (it was far too sunny for me!) I returned to my roots in the great north where I met my wife, Sam.

Having recently moved house I'm learning to garden, which I've got to say has never been my strong point...I'm more of a destructive gardener so give me an axe and I'm more at home! 

We've recently added four furry paws to the family in the shape of a cheeky border terrier puppy called Arthur. He definitely keeps us on our toes! You'll often find me wandering around the fields chasing after a furry blur!

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B.F.G. Trivia

1. Although I don't have much of an accent, I'm a Lancashire lad through and through.

2. I've been a photographer for 8 years (that's longer than I realised!). I started when I ran a retail business with my wife doing everything from portraits, lifestyle, product and equine shoots. Having only recently moved into wedding photography, I love bringing everything together! 

3. I LOVE Rum...anything spiced and I'm happy!

4. I have a Border Terrier puppy call Arthur...he's currently trying to pull my slipper off my foot!

​5. I've actually worked as a Forensic Scientist for over 10 years (now that makes me feel old!)

6. I'm 6foot4...but still manage to blend in/hide behind a suitably placed bush to get the shot!

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Did someone say rum??

I've been doing various forms of photography for around 8 years now (probably more but I stopped counting to be honest!). 

I started when my wife opened a retail shop, we needed a lot of product photos and lifestyle photos so I gave it a go...and loved it! 

The next step on the photography journey was landscapes, long walks in the middle of nowhere with a big bag full of kit. 

In the end I kind of did a bit of everything! Then in 2019 I was asked if I wanted to be the wedding photographer for some good friends...and although I have to admit I was nervous I was told to grow a pair and go for it! So I did some training, got focused, even booked in a few more weddings...then 2020 happened and we all know how that went! 

Thankfully all of my amazing couples managed to rearrange their weddings and I took the leap into being a wedding photographer. 

AND I LOVED IT!

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From Prep...To Party (and beyond)

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Since I've started wedding photography I've found it the best mix of everything I've done...but in the most amazing (and sometimes crazy) situations. 

To be involved in a couples big day is such an honor and if you like the look of my work and, just as importantly, think we'd have a laugh together, please get in touch. I'd love to have a chat and hear your plans!

Anyway...that's enough about me...I need to go and find what Arthur has done with my slipper!

Good luck with the wedding prep and I hope I get to talk to you soon!

Martyn