Kent, UK and Destination wedding photographer

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 many of the large UK newspapers and magazines. Have I got a few secrets to share? I certainly have! Just ask and I shall tell you a few tales. You’ve probably already seen some of my work on the train to 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. I think it was these experiences that helped me become the photographer I am now.

In 2013, I was asked to photograph 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. It made me realise, a wedding could be photographed in a more relaxed, modern and romantic 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.

BUT, it’s also about those fabulous portraits. The centerpiece of any wedding collection. The images you have on your wall for a lifetime!

For me, being able to obtain those beautiful and romantic portraits of different couples, showcasing the love between two people, in a much more relaxed and natural way, is one of the reasons I absolutely love what I do! To make so many people feel relaxed enough to follow my vision, and for them to absolutely love the results – there really is no better feeling.

I love what I do with every ounce of my being and to hear so many amazing comments about my pictures, makes my job so incredible.

Some interesting facts about me!

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 cool little 5-year-old twins Chloe & George, and our two cats in Kent.

I absolutely LOVE to travel. I’ve visited Scotland, France, Spain, Greece, Italy, Egypt, Malta, USA, Thailand, 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 Rio De Janiero in Brazil is up there as one of the greatest cities 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.

This year I have visited The Dominican Republic in the Caribbean, Croatia, Lake Como in Italy and Morocco photographing some incredible wedding shoots.

Outside of photography, 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.

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: Stranger Things (Wow, this new season 4 is SO good!)

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

If you’re currently planning your wedding, whether it’s 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.

Kent wedding photographer Ross Hurley

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