A wise man once said, "it’s not what someone does, it’s why they do it that really matters - and that’s what you should judge them on".
So, why am I a documentary wedding photographer?
Because I enjoy it. It's as simple as that. Well, and people seem to like the photos I take too - which helps. I love getting to know people and spend the most important day of their life with them. It's all about the people for me, that's what gives my job meaning.
I get my satisfaction from knowing that I've helped to keep those memories alive. I honestly think that if it wasn't for the bills (and my kids needing shoes) I'd happily shoot weddings for the free food (and thank you booze)!
"Chris, thank you so much for being our photographer. You made everyone feel so at ease, they absolutely loved you and so do we!"
- Kelly & Steven
Hi, I'm Chris Morse from Chris Morse Photography, but you can call me Chris for short. I live in Rhos On Sea, North Wales. I have a wife, two kids and some tropical fish.
It took me two years of being a wedding photographer to learn to like sticky toffee pudding. I still don’t like fruit cake. I don't drink tea or coffee but can still make a mean brew.
I'm a laid back kind of guy, I like people who like to do things a little differently and I don't take myself too seriously.
"You've given us such special memories of our day, nothing can really repay you for that! Also, thanks for being an awesome human being, you were a joy on the day!"
- Mel & Mark
Perhaps it's since my daughter was born, or maybe it's being part of such an emotional day for a living, but I'm definitely getting softer in my old age (approx. 35). I've found myself becoming a lot more conscious about the decisions I make in everyday life.
I've run a NHS Discount offer since I started wedding photography, but I've decided that I'd like to do a little more. So I now donate 1% of each wedding to charity. Where that 1% goes is up to you. There's a space on the booking form for you to name the charity you'd like me to donate to.
I don't produce printed marketing materials, all booking forms & contracts are completed online, the album company I use have outstanding 'green' credentials and only use paper from sustainable sources. Basically, I've always been a nice guy but I'm trying a little harder now.
As I photograph weddings all over the UK, and occasionnally abroad too, I've decided to commit to offsetting my carbon emissions, making all travel as close to carbon neutral as possible.
"Well, what can we say? Thank you so much for everything - you are so incredibly talented & an all round good guy! Everyone loved you!"
- Mark & Victoria
I don’t do Twitter - I don’t get it. But I do do Facebook, so feel free to have a snoop around on my Facebook Page. Also, if you're an Instagram user and like weddings, food, drink, and two random kids you don't know doing stuff, you should follow me and see what I get up to on & off duty.