About Wedding Photographer Neil Gratton


Hello!

My name is Neil, and I’m a wedding photographer. It’s nice to meet you.

 

Hot Drink? Red Bush Earl Grey with a dash of milk, please. Or a rich, thick hot chocolate if I’m in need of a mood lift.

 

kodak brownie 127 pentax k3 ii

My first camera – a Kodak Brownie 127 – and my newest – a Pentax K3 ii

First Camera? A Kodak Brownie 127, when I was eight years’ old. It only captured eight shots on a roll of film, so I’d think long and hard every time to make sure each image counted.

 

Favourite Places? Dartmoor – the soul of Devon – and Asturias. Asturias is an amazing region of craggy mountains, sandy beaches, rocky rivers and lush forests along the north coast of Spain.

 

neil gratton wedding photographerWhy Wedding Photography? It’s one of the happiest days of your life, and it’s a joy to be part of it. To be able to add something to that day, and even more to immortalise its emotions in my pictures, is even better. I shot my first wedding professionally in 2013, and loved it so much I immediately knew I wanted more.

 

Most recent music album? The last two were a compilation of pop hits in French, though I mostly bought it for ‘Ça plane pour moi’, and a Gregorian Chant collection for when I need to chill out. My music tastes are pretty eclectic!

 

Where am I from? I was born in Kirkcaldy in Scotland, but from the age of five I grew up near High Wycombe in the south-east of England. After university in Canterbury, I stayed in Kent for several years. I then spent a five-year stint in Spain, and I’ve lived in Devon since 2011.

 

photographer-neil-grattonMy personality? Relaxed. Principled. Committed. I won’t create unnecessary fuss. You’ve enough to deal with planning your wedding already. I will treat you honestly and fairly from first contact until I’ve delivered your final products and beyond. I will get the job done.

 

Family life? I have three children whom I adore, who live in Spain with their mother; they spend school holidays here with me, and inbetween I travel back to Spain to visit them as often as I can. I married again in August 2015, to my soulmate and best friend Christine, and as a wedding professional it was fascinating to take a fresh look at things from ‘the other side’.

 

Free time? What is that? I still do some work as a supply teacher (I’m a qualified science teacher) during the wedding photography quiet periods. I hit the gym a few times a week, love to go walking or just relaxing up on Dartmoor, or hide away for a while with a good book.

Read about my style as wedding photographer.

Interested in working with me? Drop me a line and let’s meet for a cuppa while you tell me more about your wedding.