About me

Photography is my passion. I was in my early teens when my Dad gave me my first 35mm film camera and I would run around the family allotment searching high and low for things to photograph! From an even younger age I had always spent my spare time outside in the fresh air exploring and my new camera gave me the ability to capture my own world in photographs: I was hooked…

Fast forward a few years and I still enjoy the country ways of life and photographing scenes outside, using the natural light and environment to compliment my subjects. I photographed horses for eleven years and have been documenting weddings for fifteen years now and enjoy nothing more than producing honest photos that tell stories and capture emotions, so the moments can be relived in the years to come.

As a child I was quite introverted, and still am to a degree! I would happily avoid the camera if there was a “say Cheese” photo, so when people say to me “I really don’t like having my photo taken!” I completely get where they are coming from.

In March 2016 I was delighted to have a panel of my wedding photographs awarded the Licentiate Aaward with the Society of Wedding Photographers. This is still something I am extremely proud of and I am constantly looking to improve my work, by embracing new techniques and exploring new creative ideas that I think will produce stunning photos for my couples.

During the Covid Lockdowns I found myself with an empty diary so was able to fullfil a dream of documenting the changing seasons on Ashdown Forest. This has resulted in a soon to be produced photographic book, a greater appreciation of the countryside and an even clearer vision of how to be a better photographer and person.

My Interests, Pursuits and Accolades

How Do We Find Out More?

If you would like to get in touch with me please do fill out this Contact Form, give me a call on 07858 962889 or email me directly at craigtpayne@googlemail.com

10/10 Scored for both ‘Ability to Understand and fit into our wedding’ and ‘Value for Money’ by all couples that voted for Craig in the ‘Photographer of the Year’ Award 2016

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