About me

Photography is my passion. I was in my early teens when my Dad gave me my first 35mm film camera. 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. My new camera gave me the ability to capture my world in photographs and 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 ten 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 know exactly where they are coming from! The photos I take should show friendship and love and this can be done in an informal, relaxed and fun way to show the genuine connection friends and family, plus horses & their owners, share!

In March 2016 I was delighted to have a panel of my wedding photographs awarded the Licentiate award with the Society of Wedding Photographers. This is still something I am extremely proud so and I am constantly looking to improve my work through embracing new experiences while pushing myself and my photography to new levels.

It is always rewarding when clients leave thank you messages and some of these have been made via my Facebook page, which can be found via this link.

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 01825 791437 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