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About me...

Hi, I’m Karl…

“Photography by Karl” is part of who I am. There is another part, which involves my family, Kingston the chilled out cat and a handful of lifelong friends of true quality! It’s this little gang that inspires me, lights up my weekends, challenges me and occasionally drives me a little nut’s! I guess though, you’d like to know more about how I work?

Well, I listen…

No one knows your goals better than you and if your experience with me is to be a success then I have to understand this. Together, we can find the perfect balance of image, design, size, budget and style to ensure you leave with the perfect final product. This is why I love a phone call! On the phone we can swap so much information, connecting quickly and easily in a way that is hard to do by email.

I’ve been around…

Multi award winning, mentored by the best, shooting professionally since 1985. I’m seasoned, but still passionate, still evolving. I innovate and I’m proud to inspire other photographers. Basically I know my stuff and knowing your stuff is something you shouldn’t take for granted, especially in the photography business!

You want to get it right…

I know how hard this is. You have read this far so I know this photography thing is a big deal to you. It would be a lot easier if every photographer was good, if they offered the same packages, if they were clear with the costs. With all these differences how can you begin to make comparisons? You want to make a clear decision, not muddle through, making it feel more like a lottery than an informed choice.

Here’s the good news…

That’s not me. I’m GOOD at this. This matters to me, I run a busy studio, with a real address, a landline telephone number, I’m insured, I’m established, I have back up equipment, I don’t use Hotmail accounts for my email, clients vouch for me, I charge fairly, I shoot everything personally, I edit everything personally, I design everything personally. From start to finish its my hand at work and I’m not happy until you are. I love my job, I want to keep doing it, so I do things right.

I’m one of the good guys…

This really matters. If you can relax and have fun in my company, then my job is easy. If there is a buzz around the shoot, laughter where the camera is, no formality, nothing forced then images will flow. There’s no formula for what I do, every shoot has its own story, all I have to do is find that story…

People say nice things about me...

"Karl was amazing before, during and after our wedding. Every step was seamless and relaxed. I can't recommend his work highly enough! The quality of work and presentation is first class. We are so pleased with our wedding photos, thank you!"

Danielle Howarth.


"Fabulous from start to finish, Karl is very professional and friendly, and serves nice coffee and cookies! Couldn't be happier with the portraits, if he can get these results dealing with children and a puppy, I'd recommend him to anyone!"

Leanne Millichap.


"Karl is amazingly helpful and makes you feel comfortable in whatever kind of shoot you do. His work is brilliant and he always communicates well with you to keep you up to date with everything. He is a nice, funny guy and is brilliant at what he does. Worth every penny! I recommend him to anyone and everyone who may want a top quality shoot done - whatever it may be. We have amazing wedding pictures to treasure forever now thanks to Karl. thank you so much Karl."

Rachel Finn.


"What can I say about Photography by Karl as his work speaks for itself. I've never felt so comfortable and at ease with a photographer. At my portrait session I was a little nervous as I've never had a professional photograph taken before. Karl is an amazing photographer with also the patience and banter to make anyone feel comfortable and at ease. So much so that I booked another shoot for myself and my partner. The couple shoot was so much fun and the results were outstanding. Take your own ideas about what you want from the shoot and mixed with his own ideas. you'll end up with amazing photographs. I would Highly recommend Karl for any type of photography. Viewings are so exciting and really relaxed. You don't have to take my word for it. try it yourself and I'm pretty confident you won't regret it."

Stella Seville.


"I just wanted to say thank you for the stunning photographs you took of our daughter’s wedding. They are truly beautiful and we couldn't have wished for better. Anyone looking for stunning and unique photographs, I would recommend Karl’s Photography. Thankyou Karl."

Carol Scott.


"This guy is a legend. The confidence he instills into a shy child is amazing resulting in fantastic photos. Karl is a great person with a fabulous welcoming personality... No pressurized selling... Choose at your own will and time."

thank you for a great experience.

Nadia Majid.


"I’ve had pictures done off Karl a couple of years ago of my dogs & nieces they were fab, so we had to book him for our wedding. Amazing pictures, can't wait to see the finished results & pic out photos out. Thankyou Karl. I highly recommend & will always use Karl in the future when needing a photographer x"

Shivaun Poole-York.


"Had a lovely family photo shoot, Karl is very calming and understanding especially with our hard to smile Asperger’s son. Had him relaxed and at ease along with our other two children in no time."

Catherine Widdrington.


"Brilliant experience! Karl was fab with my 3 girls (3 years old, 18 months and 1 week) Even with our 18-month old deciding to take herself off and walk around during the shoot he still managed to get some excellent shots with her. We had a lovely time at our viewing, all the pictures were amazing! Really overwhelmed by how they turned out, beautiful. Thank you so much."

Becci McCormick


"Me and my hubby used Karl for our wedding photographs what can I say he is amazing from our pre wedding meetings to me picking up my wedding art book everything has been perfect he puts you at ease on the day and through every process of designing my final Wedding Art Book he's been great, I picked up my wedding album today and all I can say is it's stunning I'm so pleased with it and all the extras I got make it even better, I would highly recommend Karl for any photographic work all his work is fantastic."

Adriana Healing.


"Beautiful, innovative photography, presented to the very highest standard. Genuine photographer who really cares about his work and quite possibly one of the nicest professionals you'll come across."

Sarah Cross.


Brilliant, professional and made it a breeze. A very natural high level of service through the whole process. We had two kids and a dog and posing for pictures isn't usually my idea of a good time but it was seemingly effortless to Karl. Highly recommend.

Brett Kershaw.


"Would highly recommend, Karl is a fantastic photographer super impressed with our experience there, and the pictures literally took my breath away. no pushy sales tactic's relaxed and calm atmosphere will definitely be returning in the near future! Stunning work"

Sarah McKenna.


Karl you were absolutely fantastic on the day, just what we asked for and the pictures are amazing, we totally love them!! We can't thank you enough for all your work, so thrilled with all you've done! 

Adele O'Connor