Ross Hurley Kent wedding photographer

Ross Hurley

About Me, the man behind the camera!

Hi, I’m Ross! I have been a professional photographer now for over 20 years.

I began my photographic story within the music industry, photographing the likes of The Killers, The White Stripes, Noel Gallagher etc for large music magazines. It certainly was the dream job for a 20 something music fanatic.

I then moved on to become a national press photographer working with the News Of The World among many other large UK newspapers and magazines. Have I got some secrets to share? Just ask and I’ll tell you a few tales. You’ve probably already seen some of my work, but just never realised.

I ended up photographing many celebrities and news events during this period, but it was always the news stories that mattered most to me. Documenting big events and telling the visual story as it unfolded. Whether it was huge anti-war marches or during the Olympic bid win. One of the biggest events I was involved with was the 7/7 London bombings. Certainly a terrifying time for our capital. But as a news photographer, you had to capture the story, as it developed.

Then in 2013, I was given the chance to document a wedding! I shot it in my own way, and in my own style, using all of my experiences as a music and press photographer. Nothing overly posed, much more natural and fun. It made me realise, weddings don’t always have to be about fake smiles and boring poses, as I had always imagined. A wedding could be photographed in a fresh, modern way, and so I was hooked and have never looked back.

To me, wedding photography is about the love, the laughter, the smiles and the exchanging of glances. It’s about the moments you laugh so hard you just can’t breathe, 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 absolutely love to make people happy with my photographs. It’s why I do this job. To hear so many amazing comments about my pictures makes this job so worthwhile. It’s literally the best job satisfaction you could ever get.

Some interesting facts about me!

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 to give you an insight into me with some interesting and maybe not so interesting facts.

So, here goes…

I live with my gorgeous wife (Becca), our amazing 4 year old twins Chloe & George, and our two cats in Kent.

In 2017 our lives changed. Our twins Chloe and George were born at the end of February and were very premature! I could fit them in the palm of my hand. Eight weeks in incubators later and they were released onto the unsuspecting world. Very little sleep went on in the Hurley household around then…

In 2022, they are both little people now, running all over the place. George loves anything Batman, Spiderman or Lightening Mqueen related and Chloe adores Frozen and dressing up in her princess outfits. Although amusingly she’s actually too scared to watch it all the way through!

They’ve just started primary school in September and honestly, I do not know where the time has gone. I find myself wishing at times that time would slow down. They’re at a great age right now and I just want it to last forever. But I guess that’s something we all feel at times.

Chloe and George aged 4!

I absolutely LOVE to travel. I’ve visited France, Spain, Greece, Italy, USA, Thaliand, Brazil and many of their associated islands… Out of all the places I’ve been to, I think Thailand is up there for being one of the most amazing trips I’ve been on. From the temples and street food to the pristine beaches, this was such an amazing experience. Plus I’d say Rio De Janiero in Brazil is up there as one of the greatest city’s on earth. What a place. The culture, the food, the music, the street parties, and not forgetting the people. Plus the colossal statue of Jesus Christ at the summit of Mount Corcovado, voted one of the new seven wonders of the world is something to be seen.

We’re off to The Dominican Republic in February 2022, so another country to visit and to experience.

I am a huge 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.

I’ve got a record player in the office and have quite a large collection of vinyl. David Bowie, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones… My latest Purchase: George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’.

Things I love: Weddings, peanut butter, whisky, live music, victoria sponge cake, gin and tonic, Netflix, walks in the country, a good leather jacket and traveling to different countries. But most importantly, spending time with my wife and family. Nothing beats it.

Latest NETFLIX show we’re watching: Cobra Kai

So, that’s me in a nutshell. If you’ve got this far, I truly thank you.

So if you’re currently planning your wedding, whether its here in the UK or abroad, whether it’s a country wedding or city wedding, small elopement or a large wedding, drop me a line. I’d love to chat about the day with you.