Useful Information

Take a look at my FAQs, Testimonials and style of Wedding Photography

My Photography Style

Lifestyle photography is known as photojournalism redefined! It’s candid, yet done so with some direction and styling and it has an approachable feel with a relaxed result. As a photographer I will look for those beautiful and natural moments but also set the scene for them to happen!

Alongside this my photographic style has a very dramatic edge where lighting is key! I love to use my Off Camera Flash techniques and equipment which has taken years of experience in the industry to master. I can create my own lighting to suit your style of wedding and venue perfectly even if the weather and sun is not cooperating on the wedding day.

 

How I work?

I love to work in the background watching what goes on throughout the day. But this doesn’t mean I just like to stand around and click the shutter!

I am always on the look out for great angles and opportunities and using my eye for details will whisk you away for some beautiful lifestyle couple portraits in between the festivities giving you time to reflect together on the day so far. I like to think as the time you have with me being photographed is done in such a way you have plenty of time to just chat and enjoy the first moments together as husband and wife!

Bridesmaids celebrate with sparklers alongside the Bride & Groom at a Southport Wedding

Kind Words

Amazing photographs and a real pleasure to meet Graham. Very professional, but with a relaxed and friendly feel. Would highly recommend for both weddings and photo shoots. Wonderfully talented but with a down to earth attitude.

Alice Foster

Bride - Samlesbury Hall Wedding

Graham photographed our wedding. We are so pleased with all of our photos – he captured every part of our day perfectly. Graham is a very talented photographer who helped make our day very special.

Caroline Douglas

Bride – Swallows Barn Wedding

Amazing photographer who helped towards a very special day.

Graham is a very professional, he helped us feel relaxed and captured so much of our day in a beautiful way. We love our photos and loved having him at the wedding with us!

Steven Douglas

Groom – Swallows Barn Wedding

Graham photographs many weddings at Ramada Plaza Southport and is always friendly yet professional, you’ll see him up on the terrace taking pictures of the Bride and Groom and their family and friends with the beautiful Marine Lake Bridge and sunset behind them.

 I had Graham photograph a Charity Function that i ran myself for the Children’s Heart Unit Fund, he printed photos formally and funny photo booth styles ones, the pictures he took are amazing and people often comment on how great they are.

Graham also came to photograph my in-laws Pearl Wedding Anniversary, we had a Caribbean Themed BBQ and Graham captured it perfectly for us to treasure the memories.

I would highly recommend Graham for all occasions as he really is a hard working lovely guy,

Thank you for all you do Graham

Pam Rigby

Ramada Plaza F&B Manager

So happy with the selection of photos from Tarleton photography! Spoilt for choice.. Professional and knowledgeable… The way it should be! Thanks again!

Giorgia Davies

Model – Miss England Contestant Portfolio

I just wanted to let you know that we have received our wedding pictures and they are just beautiful.
Thank you so much, I've both cried and laughed whilst looking through them. They are fab.
Thank you for everything that you did on the wedding day, the pictures reflect the day that we had filled with laughter, tears and love.
Will be recommending you to everyone who is planning a wedding or event in the future.
Thanks again,
Dawn and Lee
Dawn

Bride - Southport Theatre Wedding

Graham was our photographer for our Wedding at Rufford Old Hall, we initially met him at another wedding, we were immediately impressed with his attitude, his professionalism and just being a great guy to get on with. I’d recommend him to anyone that having a wedding.
Top Bloke

Haydn Williams

Groom - Rufford Old Hall Wedding

Beautiful! Graham was nothing short of amazing. What a day!! The quality of the photo’s were just spectacular. Graham was attentive, sweet and very accommodating from start to finish. The sweetest, yet so much fun! The most accommodating photographer we have ever met! Thank you so very much xxxxx

Dominique Price

Bridesmaid – Leasowe Castle

Absolutely fantastic guy, had christening pics and an engagement/family location shoot so far with the wedding yet too come always goes the exta mile to ensure you have all the images you want , he is in the process of designing our wedding invites at the moment and we are so excited to see the outcome. We would highly recommend ☺☺ xxx

Alexandra Lee

Bride to Be - Ramada Plaza Southport

Absolutely fantastic guy, had christening pics and an engagement/family location shoot so far with the wedding yet too come always goes the exta mile to ensure you have all the images you want , he is in the process of designing our wedding invites at the moment and we are so excited to see the outcome. We would highly recommend ☺☺ xxx

Alexandra Lee

Bride to Be - Ramada Plaza Southport

We’ve only just started using Graham as our event photographer and love the quality of the photos. He has a unique knack of capturing “THE moment” perfectly.
His photos are crisp and jump off the screen with clarity and perfect colour.
Thank you and we look forward to working with you lots in the future.

Mark Jones

Miss England – North West Organiser

Couple dance together at a Lancashire Wedding

FAQ

WHERE ARE YOU BASED?

I am one of the few wedding photographers in Lancashire who has a full town centre photography studio. I am based in Southport town centre down Bold Street, PR9 0DB.

CAN WE PRINT FROM THE USB DIGITAL PRINTBOX?

Yes, please do! The images are full size and don’t have our logo or anything else over them, so you’re good to go! Facebook and other social media is absolutely fine too. All I ask is you tell people who took your fantastic photographs and pop a review on our Facebook Page.

DO YOU STILL DO THE TRADITIONAL GROUP SHOTS?

Although this isn’t strictly Lifestyle Wedding Photography I am more than happy to do them! I recommend you limit this to around 7 or 8 traditional groups, this will take between 15 – 25 minutes depending on the size of the groups (and how near the bar or toilets are!).

I usually allocate a willing best man or usher to help round people up!

HOW MANY PICTURES WILL I GET?

I don’t limit the amount of pictures I take, I just keep clicking away whenever I see an opportunity arise. I cut out all the rubbish and give you all the very best stuff, which at a wedding is usually around 500 images.

DO YOU HAVE PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE?

Yes I do and also full professional indemnity insurance along with a large network of professional photographers who would be more than willing to step into the breach in the highly unlikely (and unheard of!) event I could not physically attend the wedding myself! 

 

WE DON’T LIKE HAVING OUR PICTURE TAKEN, WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT THIS?

Don’t worry! Very few people like having their picture taken! It’s my job to try and put you at ease and remember I am only trying to make you look your absolute best – I are not trying to catch you out!

I DON’T LIVE NEAR YOU, CAN WE SKYPE?

Yes! Although I much prefer to meet face to face as I feel a personal connection is best when discussing such a personal event it’s a great alternative if you live in in another county or country!

HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT?

I ask for a £300 deposit to secure your wedding date, with the remaining balance due 28 days before the big day.

DO YOU REQUIRE A MEAL AT OUR RECEPTION?

I will never turn down food! I do not expect you to put me down for food, I will take a break away for my sandwiches usually whilst you are eating yourselves as no ones looks good eating!

CAN MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY BUY PICTURES?

Yes of course! I can provide you with an online gallery to view and purchase images.

WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU USE?

I use Canon DSLRs and a large range of prime & zoom lenses along with an array of lighting and flash equipment to help me capture the very best images at the right moment!

HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE WE CAN SEE OUR PICTURES?

I aim to turn around your photographs in peak wedding season in 4 weeks. I will always post out a couple of sneak previews on social media during those weeks and then create a lovely blog post of a nice selection once you have received them yourselves.