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About Me
Hello and welcome to my website. I am a professional wedding and lifestyle photographer based in the Midlands, but available anywhere in the UK or even further! I am easy going, patient, and love my photography, from my early beginings, I have learned how images can move you and capture emotion.

People such as David Bailey, for me made photography inspirational, fashionable and sexy. Henri Cartier Bresson for his black and white photography which suits Wedding and Portrait photography for many people... a more recent photographer I admire is Elizabeth Hoff. I have trained with internationally renowned photographer Damien Love Grove in Wedding and Portrait photography. All of these people have given me the enthusiasm and enabled me to continually grow and challenge myself as a photographer and also provide me with all the love and inspiration for my work.

My passion for photography started in my late teens with a Russian Zenith EM 35mm film camera - I loved that camera! One of my treasured images was of ex-Beatle George Harrison. Having my camera with me at that time made me realise how powerful a camera can be - with one click of the shutter that moment lives forever. I now use mainly Canon equipment for my Wedding and Portrait photography, I do carry a with me a Fuji XT1 for my candid shots.

Moving on a number of years, i've never lost my passion for photography and in 2010 I decided to go into the wedding market. Like so many people in the business I had been asked by friends if I would photograph their wedding, they loved my work and this incouraged me start my business. For me to be asked to shoot someone's wedding is really a privilege.

My approach to wedding photography is to be respectful and keep a low profile and shoot the day as it unfolds letting the imagery tell the story, by using this method, I capture the emotion and ambience of your wedding which will provide you with beautiful and timeless images .... and a reminder of your special day.


Take a look around, I hope you like my work, and if you do I would love to hear from you...... Thank you for stopping by!

Email: colinbate249@btinternet.com

Call me on 07967185110 / Home 01543271526