My name is Martin Crombie – I am a north west based wedding photographer.
I have photographed at some of the leading wedding venues in the North-West and The Lake District over the last as a 14 years Full Time manchester wedding photographer. My Photographic Style is Avant Garde Wedding Photography with an injection of reportage weddings. I do love combining abstract with wedding photography.
I use up to date camera and lighting technology. Not just relying on ‘available light’ but other skill sets to add variation, such as electronic flash in soft boxes & lighting stands.
This usually involves spending some time with just the bride & groom, perhaps at a location just away from the venue itself.
Weddings in Manchester, Lake District, Lancaster, Morecambe are where most of my weddings take place but I am open to other suggestions.It is very exciting to photograph weddings at new venues. Manchester Town hall has elements like Neo-gothic architecture using this as a backdrop aids impact and makes for brilliant imagery. Having wedding images with variations in is important. I have also covered Vintage Weddings at The Midland Hotel and at Manchester Town Hall & The Place Hotel.
My approach is very different to the vast majority of Wedding Photographers. I really do try hard to provide you with images that look a bit different, unusual and quirky ! I have after all been nominated twice as UK Avant Garde Photographer of the Year with the SWPP. Some of my inspirations for my UK photography awards have come from painters like Magritte, Dali & Bacon. Hopefully 1 year i will win the title outright!
I am always looking for something a bit unusual at every wedding I attend, to help make this happen i will visit the venue at least once before the wedding to research elements such as existing lighting, art work, interior designs. But ultimately I try not to have you just looking at the camera holding hands. Which of course what most Wedding Photographers do.