A bit about me

Hello! I’m Owen, a Glaswegian in London, and I’ve been photographing weddings, celebrations and families since 2007. I’m a friendly chap with a self-deprecating sense of humour, and I love natural, documentary-style photography. I like photos that capture all the moments you remember and plenty you missed, but most importantly that remind you how it felt to be there, so you’ll never lose those memories. And I absolutely love my job!

“We searched for a long time to find a photographer for our wedding reception who was focused on natural, documentary style photography. From the first phone call we had with Owen, we felt reassured that we were in safe hands and that he was going to capture every moment the way we envisaged it.”Victoria & Patrick | Wedding Reception in Putney

I don’t know about you, but I find writing about myself for an About Me page on my website a little bit awkward, and you’ll get a much better feel for me over the phone or in person! I’m told you can avoid this by writing about yourself in the third-person, which has the extra benefit of adding ‘authority’, but as Owen finds talking about himself in the third-person incredibly cringy (even this sentence is making him shudder), he decided to go with the whole Dating Profile approach instead.

So here’s a whole bunch of things you might want to know about your future photographer, and probably a couple of things you’d never have thought to ask but are fun* to know anyway. And if there’s anything I missed, just ask!

Me in a nutshell: tall, Scottish, friendly, creative, sourdough-baking, chilli-growing, bike-riding, Italy-loving kind of guy with a dry sense of humour and impeccable taste (of course).

The best part of my job:
making people so happy with something I made for them, whether it’s a framed photo of their family goofing around in the garden, or a whole album of treasured moments from their wedding day. I’ve never had a job as rewarding as this one, and I know I’m lucky to have it.

Favourite music, TV, movies: (a non-exhaustive list in no particular order!) Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Daft Punk, Chemical Brothers, Orbital, Brandt Brauer Frick, OK Go, Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash, Jurassic 5, Alan Partridge, Twin Peaks, The Handmaid’s Tale, Fargo, The Thick Of It, Shaun of the Dead, Star Wars, Blade Runner, Moon, The LEGO Movie, Toy Story, Goodfellas, The Parallax View…

Favourite feast: Craft beer and proper Italian pizza! I’m a big fan of American pale ale style beers, such Brewdog and Beavertown, and when it comes to pizza I’ll either order a wood-oven-fired Firezza/Franco Manca delivery, or I’ll grab some of my own dough from the freezer and drown it in mozzarella, pepperoni, jalapeños and those amazing salted dry black olives

Favourite place on the planet: I’m always happy with some sunshine, some sand, some relative solitude, and the sound of lapping waves. Or up a hillside anywhere in Italy…

What’s the most embarrassing thing you’re prepared to admit? That I still own my childhood teddy bear, Little Ted, kept safe in the top of my wardrobe, and that sometimes I take him out for some fresh air and daylight and a nice cup of tea. Yes, I’m a fully grown adult whose inner child not-so-secretly wishes Toy Story was real, and I’m not afraid to admit it!

*entirely subjective and not guaranteed