Hi, I’m Andy an award winning professional photographer based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire. I mainly work in Yorkshire but do cover the UK and Europe undertaking Commercial, Food, Sport, Portrait, Landscape and UAV (Drone) photography and videography. To fly a UAV of any weight classification in UK airspace for commercial gain, you must have a PfCO (Permission for Commercial Operations), this is a certificate issued by the Civil Aviation Authority, it outlines what each operator can legally do, in accordance with the Operations Manual. It is illegal to operate a UAV for commercial gain without a valid PfCO, further details can be found here on the CAA website. Further information on my UAV Photography and Videography can be found at Drone Earth, my dedicated UAV website.
In November 2018 I was awarded ‘Best Freelance Photographer’ in the 2018 Yorkshire and Humber Enterprise Awards.
What ever your photography requirements are, I’m confident that I can deliver the images that exceed your expectations.
Since a young age I have always been interested in photography. My interest in photography started many moons ago when I was at school around age 12. I joined the school photography club, spending lunch times and evenings learning to develop photographs using good old chemicals and an enlarger. Nowadays it is digital and my iMac is my development studio. I studied with the Photography Institute and successfully obtained a Diploma in Professional Photography.
I believe that it is very important to know my clients, before any shoot I do like to talk with my clients over a coffee and get to know you, to make sure I fully understand what you want from the images, the composition and more importantly when this is a family event that you all are relaxed. If we are totally honest very few people enjoy being photographed and it is important that you are relaxed. My studio is fully portable and can be set up with the appropriate lighting at your property or a location of your choice.
Photographs capture a moment in time, they are something to be treasured as they hold memories. Whatever your requirements are, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me to discuss these.