About Chris Mann
Hello – and thank you for visiting my website
I’ve been a professional photographer for more than 15 years – and taking pictures of people is still what I like to do best. I lived and worked in the Caribbean for several years and have also shot weddings in the USA, Middle East and Europe – nowadays I’m based near Guildford in Surrey UK. I’m happy to travel, so if you’re planning a destination wedding do get in touch.
My approach to photography is to put clients at their ease and make the whole experience as relaxed and unstressful as possible. Often people do feel self-conscious when in front of a camera so I try hard to dispel that feeling, and of course create images that you will treasure for the future.
I am a member of several professional associations including WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) and SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers), and am the recipient of two Awards of Excellence from WPPI and two from Wedding Photography Select.
I’m a great believer in ongoing education so I regularly attend workshops and seminars to learn new tricks and improve my skills.
Before I became a photographer I worked in retailing and as a freelance software trainer, so I know the importance of good customer service and am comfortable working with a wide variety of people. I also used to write comedy material for the BBC, so hopefully I can make you laugh from time to time as well!
I like: Fuji cameras; Fender guitars; Greek, Chinese and Indian food; scuba diving somewhere warm; Kindle books; “Casablanca”, “Amelie”, “The Blues Brothers”, and “Star Wars Episode IV”.
I don’t like: Beetroot; Brazil nuts; long queues; driving in fog; people who don’t say “thank you”; horror films, anything starring Adam Sandler, and “Star Wars Episode I”,
Get in touch!
I hope you’ll find lots of useful information on the website – but if you have any questions please do let me know – you can use my contacts page, or if it’s easier just give me a call on 01483 600412 or 07584 290590.
I look forward to speaking to you soon!