Barnsley Wedding Photographer

Ok the pictures look great but tell me about Focus ....

Hi, I’m Tim the owner and primary photographer of Focus Photography.

I’m not going to right a ton of blurb here about how my “journey” into wedding photography started whilst I was trekking across the world and stumbled upon a forgotten tribe or some other instagram worth story.

So how did I get into wedding photography?

Well way back in the mid 90’s I was in Ibiza watching the sunset at Cafe Mambo and I tried to get some epic sunset photos with my rubbish little point and shoot film camera (they weren’t epic, they were crap to be honest) and I saw all these guys with great big cameras and tripods and lenses and all the other boys toys stuff and I thought to myself that looks quite cool.

So I enrolled into a 2 year photography course at night school and I just fell in love with it from then on. At the time I was working in hotels as a bars manager and the HR dept asked me if I’d take some photos of the staff (tightwads didn’t want to pay) so I did, then one of the staff asked me to do their wedding, so I did, then a cousin asked me to do theirs, so I did, the another cousin, then a friend, then a friend of a friend and that’s how it started.

After spending 14 years working in catering and hospitality, meeting amazingly famous people (teaching Michael Hutchence how to drink an orgasm cocktail hands free, Paul Weller calling me mate, working for Michael Jackson’s Bad tour and meeting loads of Leeds Utd players) I decided to go full time in 2000.

Over 23 years later and a huge change in the wedding photography market with the introduction of digital cameras, a recession, a global pandemic and god knows how many other obstacles I’m really proud and glad to still be doing the thing I love.

So, if you’re looking for a fun, modern and creative wedding photographer in Barnsley and surrounding areas, with a relaxed style, then you’ve come to the right place. I’m based in between Barnsley & Wakefield but cover all of Yorkshire, Derbyshire and the North and I’ve even been known to catch a plane to shoot a wedding ! Please have a good look around my website and make sure you check out the Venues page to see photos at your chosen wedding location. You can find my most recent weddings on the blog plus many of my favourite photos on my portfolio pages.

If you like what you see, then don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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