About Me

Karl Whitehead

Hi, I’m Karl…“Photography by Karl” is part of who I am. There is another part, which involves my two sons Jake & Max, my wonderful girlfriend Jane, 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 nuts! I guess though, you’d like to know more about how I work?

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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 and mentor 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…

I’m also proud to be a member of the “Ultimate Photographer Group” since 2014, an elite invitation only organisation who’s goals are to raise standards of customer service and  improve photography skills across our industry. We also aim to raise as much as we can for local charities, so if you are raising funds please feel free to ask me how I can help. On average our group raises £200 for every fund raising event we get involved with!

Absolutely fantastic on the day, just what we asked for & 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

Would highly recommend, A fantastic photographer, super impressed with our experience there! The pictures literally took my breath away. No pushy sales tactic's relaxed & calm atmosphere will definitely be returning in the near future! Stunning work.

Sarah McKenna

Brilliant professional! A very natural high level of service through the whole process. With 2 kids plus dog and posing for pictures isn't my idea of a good time but it was seemingly effortless thanks to Karl. Highly recommend.

Brett Kershaw

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

Sarah Cross

Karl is amazing! From pre wedding meetings to picking up my Wedding-Art Book everything has been perfect. He puts you at ease both on the day and through every process of designing my final Wedding-Art Book which is stunning! I would highly recommend Karl his work is fantastic!

Adriana Healing

Brilliant experience! Karl was fab with my 3 girls (3 years old, 18 months & 1 week) Even with our 18-month old deciding to take herself off & 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

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

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

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 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