Hi, I’m Ross! I was a national press photographer for all the newspapers you probably read on the train to work. You've probably already seen my work, but just never realised. ;-)
A few years ago, I was given the chance to photograph a wedding my way, in my own style. It made me realise, weddings don’t always have to be about fake smiles and boring poses. A wedding can be photographed in a fresh, modern way, and so I was hooked and have never looked back. I just love being a Kent wedding photographer!
To me wedding photography is about the love, the laughter, the smile and the exchanging of glances. It’s about the moments you laugh so hard you just can’t breath, it’s about those crazy dance moves, the jokes, the tears and all those in-between moments that tell the story of your day.
I have been a photographer since 2001, having worked in the music press and national press, long before I started shooting weddings. It's in this experience I believe makes me a little different and alterntive, to some of the guys and gals who now shoot weddings.
Below is me! I hate my picture being taken... so i'm probably in the same boat as many of you guys. The way I see it, if the person photographing me can make me laugh or at least make me feel comfortable, then i'm ok. Just.
I’m not one to bore you with the technicalities of photography and why I do it.
Instead, as I could spend a large part of your wedding day with you, it might be better giving you an insight into me with some interesting and not so interesting facts.
So, here goes…
I live with my gorgeous wife (Becca) and two cats in Kent.
(2017 edit) I now also have twins! Chloe and George who were born at the end of Feb! Little sleep goes on in the Hurley household right now...
(2018 edit) They have found their knees. Good god, they crawl all over the place at speed. Still little sleep goes on in the Hurley household right now...
(2019 edit) Ok they are both little people now, running all over the place. George loves anything aircraft or train related and Chloe loves dressing up in her Mum's clothes that we are trying to dry on the radiator. Early mornings are so much the norm now...
I love a nice cup of tea when I get home from photographing a wedding.
I was once a press photographer working with News Of The World among many other large UK newspapers and magazines.
Before the press days, I was a music photographer for national magazines, shooting the likes of The White Stripes, Blur and The Killers.
I was a finalist at The Kent Wedding Awards 2016
I was shortlisted as ‘Best Wedding Photographer’ at The 2015 & 2016 Wedding Industry Awards.
I love to make people happy with my photographs. To hear so many amazing comments about my pictures makes this job so worth while.
Things I love: Weddings, peanut butter, whiskey, live music, victoria sponge cake, Game of Thrones, walks in the country and a good leather jacket.
I am a big music buff and just love indie/rock. I was big into Britpop when I was at college and my editing office is never quiet. I now love to surf Spotify to find new music.