HELLO THERE.

This is the hardest part to write, but if we're going to work together I think it's only fair you know a bit about me. I'm Andy (or Andrew to my mum). That's me wearing the thing that looks like a 50s detective shoulder holster.

I've been a full-time professional photographer since 2009. I started out as a family photographer, developing my skills and eye towards to documentary style of photography. I apply that in everything I do. I try to make every shot be relevant on it's own, whilst adding up to the greater story.

Whilst documentary is my overall style and approach, I always capture natural images of you as a couple, working in a subtle way that hopefully is fun without being forced. I also cover a few more formal shots (to keep the folks happy).

I love what I do and am proud to have photographed hundreds of weddings, capturing those days for my couples forever. Weddings are just about everything for me now, all year round. I mainly work in London, Hampshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds. Further afield at times and I travel if needed.

I take my role very seriously to deliver the goods for you. I take myself far less seriously.

Andy fully understood our vision, he created an epic memory of our wedding day. The images are simply stunning.
— Nicki & Leon
Party Selfie Mode with Mrs Rapkins

Party Selfie Mode with Mrs Rapkins

me, PERSONALLY...

This is important too. It all helps you get to know me a bit more and figure out if I'm the right person to tell your story.

I live in Dorset on the coast which has been home for all my life. I live with my beautiful wife Eve, our two sons, and two dogs. I love running (although it still feels strange to say that) and have completed several half marathon races.

I can't be apart from the sea for too long. It is a constant for me; a source of calm, inspiration, excitement, fun. Just being near the water is an easy way to hit my reset button. I'm a sporadic surfer and kitesurfer though I don't do either as much as I would like to.

Music is a massive part of my life. My tastes are wide and varied: electronic, acoustic, dark, light, hard, chilled, deep, cinematic, widescreen, old, new, digital or analogue - if it's good, I'll give it a go. It's where I can unleash my full geek however I'm listening. I've spent far too much time (and money...) on headphones, speakers, amps, DACs, vinyl. I treasure my records and the old Technics I still play them on.

I love reading and have usually got a book or kindle on me. My all time favourite books are the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman, closely followed by The Dark Tower series from Stephen King. Just realised both those sets have 'Dark' in the title. Hmm....

I'm grateful for all these things. Life is great.