Leicester wedding photographer
My very early memories are of playing with an old camera without any film in it. I would wander around the garden for hours looking through the viewfinder and composing and then "taking pictures" and since then have known exactly what I wanted to do and have been doing it ever since. By the age of 14 I had my own darkroom set up in my parents bathroom and my 1st proper 35mm film camera.
Picture of me at around about 4 years old playing with that camera -- one of which I still have today !.
My first job at 16 was working as a photo printer in the biggest pro labs in Leicester, 4 years later I was already in charge of the labs black and white department.
Taken in 1988 at the age of 20 and by then with 4 years darkroom experience and manager of a lab's black and white department. It was also about this time that I shot my first wedding.
I then left the labs and started Photography by Bill Haddon back in 1995.
Today. Here I am a couple of years later !. More shots of me in action, at the bottom of this page.
In my photographic career I have had experience in many photographic disciplines landscape/industrial/advertising/portrait, but since 2000 I have concentrated on wedding photography.
All the planning is done just before the day. Most of the time I will have been to the venue many times before and at different time’s of the year, so I usually know all the best places for the shots. I tend to stay local to Leicestershire for my wedding photography and so I do get to know the venues very well and they in turn know me. which gives me a great advantage enabling me to work quickly and unobtrusively.
Photo showing the Brooksby Hall Lake in the background
If you would like some group shots I like to shoot them quickly, which gives me more time to capture informal candid shots as the wedding story unfolds, allowing you more time with your guests.
SAMPLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY
To get a true idea of a photographers work you need to view the photographers wider wedding samples from single weddings. I should be able to show you a wedding at your venue and at the same time of year as your wedding.
If yours is a winter wedding then make sure that you get to see winter wedding samples.
Wedding photography in the rain,read here for more info on winter weddings
Wedding gallery of some past weddings that had to have wedding photos taken in rain cold and windy days.
Photo. Rain at a Preist House hotel wedding.
Wedding photography at at Rothley Court
I first started my love of photography with black and white and printing in a real darkroom.
Photo taken at Brooksby Hall
Here are a few shots of how I get some of the angles for my photography
Here is where I was Heres the shot I got
Leicester wedding photography