Hi, I’m Richard, my friends call me Jonesy, most of my customers call me Lloyd at first.
I’m a comic book reader, coffee drinker and occasional beard wearer.
Both these guys are me!
The young chap with the idiot T-shirt (Long live The Wonder Stuff) was desperately trying to grow his hair but ended up with funny looking curtains. This was taken before myself and my mates used fake id’s to get into the best alternative night club that there ever was RIP Subways.
The other guy is the guy who will turn up to photograph your wedding. As you can see a lot have changed I’ve got a beard now and everything now.
Sadly unlike other romantic stories about how people found photography in their youth I didn’t grow up with a camera in my hand, I didn’t have a grandfather who passed down his collection of antique cameras to me (mine raced pigeons)
What I did do was danced awkwardly to indie music, grew my hair and wore band t-shirts, read comics and watched John Hughes movies and generally nerded my way towards the best job I’ve ever had.
I’m originally from Cardiff, However I now live with my partner, two kids, two cats and one fugly dog in a small Welsh village where everyone says hello to each other.
As you can see in my youth, I grew my hair, got an undercut listened to indie & metal music and looked thoroughly ridiculous most of the time.
I originally trained to be an actor and have a degree in performing arts, I also have an HND in contemporary dance, I know, I know hard to believe but book me and you will see some shapes on the dance floor trust me.
My humour ranges from out and out silly great when I’m photographing kids, too rude and a bit blue great when I’m photographing couples. Real laughs and smiles are the way forward.
I used to work as a photographer for small club promotions around Cardiff but payment in beer was doing nothing for my liver, and weddings are so much more fun.
Although if you want to buy me a beer it’d be rude of me to say no
When I’m not looking through my camera I try to avoid eating to much cake, go for walks with my fugly dog and try to convince my kids the original Star Wars Trilogy is still the best
I love to work with chilled out couples who just want to have a laugh, have fun and don’t take life too seriously.
Couples who like to do things a little differently, who are a little camera shy and don’t tend to love having their photos taken are generally the people who book me.
“We are not photo people”
That fine, me neither I’m so much more comfortable my side of the camera but trust me we will be having such a laugh you will forget I’m taking photos or at least won’t care.
“We are not really traditional in that sense so want to do things a little different”.
Sounds good your wedding is all about you having your best day. If you don’t care about formalities and traditions or worrying about the little things – you just want to have an amazing time with the people who mean the most to you then I think we will get on great.