• Ian Skelton

    Yep – thats me… how I look most of the time!

I am a Professional Freelance Photographer…

…based in Surrey (Middlesex in old money) & close to London.
I have covered events at locations around the UK, & lately I’ve been lucky enough to venture into Europe.

My photo shoots have covered many different areas, Motorsport Photography, Golf Day Photography, Corporate Events, Weddings & Family Occasions, Portraits, Activity Days, Wildlife, Aviation, Commercial & Civil Engineering Projects.

If you need a professional photographer for anything at all, get in contact, let’s have a chat on email, over the phone, Skype, FaceTime or meet up for a coffee, whatever is easier for you. Together we can work out what you need & how we can achieve great results.

I use only high end professional Nikon camera bodies & lenses. I will always bring a minimum of 2 cameras to your shoot….accidents can/do happen & you still need your photos!!  I have full public liability & professional indemnity insurance. I currently hold DVA Security Clearance to SC1 level. (Much higher than standard CRB checks)

You can book me for 1 hour, a couple of hours, half a day, the full day or as a client has done recently, for the whole week! Your images are available in various formats DVD, USB stick, Digital download, Private password gallery. There is also a full design & print service offering a whole range of products including prints (both loose & framed) photo books, calendars…. All of which we can discuss over that coffee.

…I wish I’d taken that…

Ever since I was young, I have always loved photos & photography. How many times have you found yourself looking at a stunning image thinking, “WOW…I wish I’d taken that!!”

Well, the ‘Shutter Bug’ bit me & I strive every day to be the person that took ‘that‘ photo.

A lot of my childhood I spent as a family in & around Rally Cars & Motorsport, both competing & spectating. Watching the speed & lines the drivers take through the corners & how they exit, or not sometimes! This over time allows you to predict the action & which will be the best places to spectate from. These all come into play now in my Motorsport Photography & to an extent in my Golf Day photography.
Now I find in my passion for Wildlife Photography applying some of the things I learnt on the forest tracks. Watching, listening & anticipating the action about to happen. Getting into the right place at the right time & being ready if that magic moment arrives.

These same skills I apply to my Wedding Photography in my aim to capture real events, happening to real people, in real time, as naturally as possible. I prefer to shoot your event in a Photojournalistic, Reportage style. Watching, unobtrusively, discreetly, anticipating the moments to document & capture your day as they unfold in front of me. I try to do the minimal of constructing the scenes for your photos, this I think gives a much more natural feel. Rather than the uneasy awkwardness a lot us feel (me too) when asked to pose & smile! It’s the best feeling watching a clients reaction to seeing their photos & hearing “I completely forgot you were there.” ….then I know I’d done it right!