Capture the emotions of your day – Look fabulous – Treasure in the years to come
Hello, I’m Tom Millington. I have been involved in photography all of my working life but it did take me a while to work out what gave me meaning and satisfaction in my work.
After graduating in Design and Photography from the Arts University of Bournemouth, I followed a well trodden path and became an assistant to an Advertising Photographer in London. Although I enjoyed some aspects of this work, it wasn’t a great fit for me; creating flawless commercial images of products that people didn’t really need. However, now on this path I found it difficult to get off and I ended up as an in-house photographer for a large international automotive company.
Early one Monday morning with the unenviable prospect of photographing 1000’s of car components that week, I spontaneously packed my bags and left but it still took me some years of searching to finally find my calling. I spent subsequent years working as an in-house photographer at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, managing the UK’s first internet cafe and 12 months of independent travel across India and Nepal. It was these rambling travels with my camera that really ignited my passion for photographing people.
On returning from my travels I set up as a freelance photographer specialising in wedding photography. I discovered that there was a huge demand for my unobtrusive documentary style of photography and my business was quickly established through word-of-mouth recommendations. 20 years later I have photographed weddings at prestigious venues across the UK and abroad and my work has moved into other areas such as Portrait, Editorial and Public Relations Photography and I have a separate business dedicated to photographing families and children.
What I love most about photographing people is providing them with meaningful images which form a part of their personal history – photographs that become even more precious and treasured with the passing of time.
“Thank you so much for the incredible photos of our special day! We really couldn’t be happier!”
Dan & Emma
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