‘You don’t take a photograph, you make it. Full awareness of what makes a good photo is essential in taking great photographs.’Ansel Adams
Stuart Blackledge – professional Kent wedding photographer.
Hello, I am a professional photographer and I run Bay Images Photography with my wife, Nicola.
I have had a passion for photography since I purchased my first SLR camera and set of lens long before we moved into the digital era. Back then it was a hobby, but often I was asked to photograph friend’s weddings. After being redundant from my IT job in London I decided to take the opportunity to change career. I embarked on some photography training. and then shadowed a wedding photographer for a year. As time went on I realised that I loved being part of somebody’s special day and weddings were what I wanted to specialise in. Bay Images was set up in 2007.
If I had a pound for every time I have heard the words “I hate having my photo taken, I’m not very photogenic” I would be able to retire!
Guess what? I totally understand I am much more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it! Part of my job as a professional Kent wedding photographer is to put you at ease so you won’t feel so camera shy. The result is a natural set of images for you to treasure.
We specialise in photographing Kent weddings, but we are also able to cover weddings further afield, including weddings abroad. I pride myself on delivering top quality, reasonably priced wedding photography.
I love working with my wife Nicola, we met over three decades so know each other pretty well! Knowing each other so well helps us to work well together and enables us to work as a seamless team on your wedding day. Many have our clients comment on how they are unaware of our presence of much of the day and are surprised when they receive their wedding images of things that they weren’t aware had happened.
Nicola Blackledge – professional wedding photographer
I love meeting people and am a born organizer! I work alongside my husband, Stuart, at all our weddings and help to make sure things run smoothly. I really enjoy capturing the bits of the day that the bride & groom are often unaware have happened. Working as a team with Stuart means that we can provide the full story of a wedding from every angle and I think it is always good to have a female and male perspective on things!
I feel very privileged to be given the opportunity to meet so many lovely people and to be part of their special day. I also help with the post editing of our weddings and the designing of bespoke wedding albums for our clients.
For information about our wedding photography please view our weddings section.
We would be happy to discuss your individual requirements – call 07881588802 or complete our contact form for a free no obligation quote.