Creative Photography

Neil Baxter

As a youngster I spent much of my time drawing and painting. I have always loved art and creating things that draw peoples attention. My mother will say as a child I didn’t really need toys. Just a pencil and paper. I left school with A grades in Art, Design plus a B in Technology. But once employed finding the time for my art became more and more challenging.

In 2003 I was given the opportunity to work in a photography studio for a local company. I have always had an interest in photography but it was here that a love and passion for this art from began. My job at the time involved product and catalogue and I soon brought my first professional camera and from the moment it left the box, it never left my hand.

Collecting the Velvet Award in 2013

1 of my son Alfie’s masterpieces
Donating my services and joining the fun with St Nic’s Hospice

Photography and me...

I passed my 1st Diploma in digital photography in 2005 and by the end of 2006 I had passed my 2nd with my final submission being described by my tutors as “one of the best submissions we have ever had.” Along with my work colleague at the time they convinced that I could build my own business and in 2007 I photographed my first wedding. And from that day I realised where my future was. After building my reputation and portfolio, in 2011 I handed in my notice to my employer and went self-employed. I have never looked back.

I am very passionate about photography. Even when not capturing someone’s special day I can still be found working in other areas of photography, studying or even working on my own projects. I regularly donate my services to local charity organisations such as St Nicholas Hospice and Macmillan Cancer Support Unit. When I have the time I will attend local sporting events and had a number of images published in the local newspaper. My son and I also attend car shows at Santa Pod at least twice a year. He has his own camera and has produced some pretty impressive work and also had images published locally.

"Thank you so Neil. Amazing photos of us on our big day! I couldn't have wanted or asked for any better! You made us all feel very comfortable and my guests all commented on how nice you were! Absolutely love looking back through our photos. Thank you again for capturing some really special moments!"
"This man. He makes you so calm leading up to the wedding with his pre-wedding photoshoot and when the big day finally arrives, you hardly know he's there. Thank you so much Neil for all your hard work, capturing our gorgeous photos and celebrating our big day with us. The wedding album is amazing and so are you. I would recommend you any day."
"Our wedding was the hottest day of 2015, July 4th, and Neil co-ordinated our photos amazingly. Both Ed and I are camera shy but he made us feel completely at ease. We love our wedding photos. The use of the grounds, sun and flowers. Us. Everyone has commented on how beautiful they are. Neil is super talented with the camera and such a nice person. Thank you so much Neil."

Having a general love and passion helps me stay creative and helps me be prepared for different situations. Having an artistic background I believe also gives me a little edge and the ability to offer something a little different. Part of my job as a photographer is to capture subjects and moments from their best angles and in the most creative way. I love to produce work that has that ‘wow’ factor. I especially love to produce images that tell a story. Photos can bring years of happiness and help share memories over many generations. And this makes wedding photography perfect for me.

Thank you for taking the time to read,