About me

I am a mad keen swimmer & Professional Curry consumer. Although I must add, I have been slightly OCD in taking my Folding Brompton Bike about with me lately. It’s an amazing bit of kit, and every house should have one, You can even pack it in a case & take it on your Holibobs.

I am a proud Dad of two, Tom is a proper “Gentleman” & PC Tech expert working within the Internet Security Industry. Meanwhile, his sister, Freya, is multi-tasking…… with her management of important roles; completion of her final Uni Year, Working with her Mum Nic, & duties as a litigation assistant at a local Solicitor’s Office. She follows in the footsteps of her Grandad & Auntie.

Photo has been part of my life forever. It was my 13th Birthday & my Brother gave me an East German-built Practica MTL3 Camera. It took 35mm Colour or Black & White Film. It took screw mount long & short lenses, little did I know how much influence this gift would bring…..

On leaving school, I worked behind the “Photo” Shop Counter, processing the D&P Orders to then move on & assist at a Commercial Studio which brought me face to face with large Format Cameras. This was back in the days of Film; the standard size we used was Kodak / Fuji 8×10″ Transparency Sheets loaded into double dark slides. We would build room sets, add the props & add the merchandise. Once the photo was taken the film was processed in E6 chemistry & the final image would be reviewed on a 5K Lightbox some 40 minutes later. Tethered-Digital Capture hadn’t been invented. It was 1984!! The work we produced ended up within the printed pages of Grattan Catalogue, Littlewoods Catalogue & Next. As we worked 6 months ahead of schedule, we were often shooting Christmas Campaigns, snow & Christmas trees in the middle of Summer. Amazing Times. This Commercial “Film based” Studio experience highlighted the importance of “Attention to Detail” in terms of display & exposure. It predated Digital Retouching, so we had to make sure everything was perfect before taking the photo!!

In 1988, I started a 32 Year Career at FUJIFILM UK Ltd. I was responsible for accounts within London & Home Counties. This showed me the many facets of Professional & Consumer Photography, from capture to output in the transformation of analogue film recording to digital CCD technologies. An incredible journey, being given a chance to peek “behind the scenes” of Fleet Street tabloid newspaper Picture Desks, visit Press Agencies; All Sports, Rex Features, Getty Images, & see photo Departments of the major Broadcast Studios & Film Companies.

Technology advancement never ceases. It now enables me to Capture High-Resolution Digital Images & Record 4K videos.
Seeing Imaging evolve has been an incredible experience & I feel blessed by the opportunities It has given me.

I take this knowledge forward into my own Photo / Video Company & what I can offer you today, at Lifestylefoto.com

If you wish to see a complete price list of all products available, click here or check your Wedding Day, my Contact Form is available here.
You can Text me on Mobile Number 0796 475 0649 – or email at John@Lifestylefoto.com

Lifestylefoto opened its doors on September 25th 2004. In the 18 Years since I have enjoyed a wide variety of Wedding Celebrations, from the amazing Glasgow University Chapel with its Ornate cavernous interior, to Marquees on the lawn filled with laughter & joy. I love what I do, and I hope my clients feel this every step of the way, from our initial meeting to the wedding day.

Exceeding Client expectations is my goal. It can seem an impossible task to pick a Photographer from the many hundreds online. I hope I can make this easier for you by offering a free “no obligation” consultation & viewing of some of my Sample Albums? I am keen to visit you at home or at the Wedding Venue. It is at this point I encourage you to discuss your Photo Requirements? Please view my sample images in my online Gallery; It may illustrate my Documentary Approach, this style has evolved over the years. It is important to capture those family groups too, but very often, I find the candid, unposed Photographs make the winning formula!

Wedding Day Offerings – Digital USB vs Printed Albums

As important as Capturing Your Wedding Day Story is my Post Production. Retouching of digital images comes as standard. I want to make my finished images sparkle & look the very best they can. You pick your final Photographs for your Wedding Album. You are in control of the final layout.

I have always been keen to have all of my Wedding Albums Printed on true Photographic Paper & for this reason I use a Professional Photographic Laboratory that can produce my work on FujiFilm Crystal Archive Digital Photographic Paper. This Guarantees extended archival qualities, meaning your Album will last a lifetime.

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