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UK & Europe Destination Wedding Photographer

Some background..

I now live just outside London after recently moving back to the UK from Los Angeles, where I spent close to a decade photographing weddings across the United States and beyond. Both our boys (Toby and Charlie) were born in the US, so it was a tough decision to decide to move back, but I can't wait to continue to grow Clarkie Photography this side of the pond.

I graduated from Exeter University in 2003 with a 1st Class degree in Biological Sciences, then somehow managed to end up working for a large IT company on their graduate programme, where I spent 8 years. When we moved to Los Angeles for my wife's work, I decided to make a change and turn my passion for photography into a thing that paid the bills. In early 2013 I started hustling for clients in one of the most photography saturated markets in the world. Things took off from there.

I love this job, I really do. I struggle to imagine doing anything else. After my first few weddings I knew I'd stumbled upon a job that I could truly love. Wedding photography isn't without it's downsides, that's for sure, but I knew early on that it would make me smile, not just at weekends. I was finally create something meaningful for clients - couples who I saw as friends and with whom I had a real connection with. I'd never had that before and I cherish that aspect of this job more than anything.

If my photography floats your boat then I'd love to connect with you.

My Everything

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I always spend time pondering what to include on this page. Do I share with you my thoughts and dreams, likes and dislikes, witty anecdotes, or a professionally produced video capturing how awesome I am with clients, displaying my crushing wit and suggesting I’m super outdoorsy with a hint of genius. You know the type.

I took the decision to keep this page updated with something personal, family-focussed – because that’s currently my everything. Nothing is more important.

My oldest Toby turned 4 in December 2020 but back in 2019 a friend bought him a small Kids Camera when he was still 3. He’s been using it on and off since with little support from me, and I decided to download and edit recently. The following slideshow is how my 3/4 yr old sees the world, and to me, it’s kind of magical and captures the beauty in our very ordinary lives.

PERSONAL

Disney, Dogs and Batman

To know me and understand how I see things, it might be easiest to show some personal work.

2019 saw the birth of our 2nd boy Charlie and capturing his birth story and Toby seeing him for the first time will be the most important photographs I ever make.

When Toby met his new brother..

Birth of Charlie

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