About Me and Si Miller Photography

Hello I am a commercial and Lancashire wedding photographer based and living in Preston. I cover weddings in Lancashire, Cumbria, Cheshire, Merseyside and the rest of the UK. I offer a creative, natural, relaxed, documentary style of wedding photography. Please have a look around my site and see examples of my latest weddings on my blog page.

How I Got into Photography

I first became interested in photography as a teenager photographing what every I could, but mainly the local music scene in Newcastle. I went to college in Tynemouth and studied A-Level photography, as well as biology, chemistry and physics.  At the time, I used film, shooting on a Pentak K-1000 given to me by my Mum’s partner, which I still have to this day. I spent lots of time learning how to develop and print photographs.  I applied for a BA (Hons) in photography at UCLAN, in Preston. Throughout my degree,  I photographed fashion shoots, photographed portraits of people with anxiety and other documentary shoots.  My proudest moment was being shortlisted as The Guardian’s Student Photographer of the year 2008. I graduated with a 2:1 and decided to start my business in photography. I was firstly, a commercial and portrait photographer, overtime I keep getting asked if I photographed weddings. I soon did my first few weddings for friends and clients. I was then hooked. Every wedding is different and lets me still be creative behind the lens as well as getting to work in some amazing venues and for brilliant couples. 
Since setting up ‘Si Miller Photography’ I have had the opportunity to photograph a huge variety of work, ranging from fashion shoots, industrial processes, advertising campaigns, to thousands of products and many many different events. I have worked all over the country with commercial businesses and private clients.  My interest in wedding photography started around five years ago.  Since that time, I have photographed close to a hundred weddings both in the local area and around the country.  I am lucky enough to have family around the country, so I always have somewhere to stay when I travel for work and love visiting new places.

Family Life

There have been big changes in my personal life since setting up my business.  I met my ace wife, marrying in 2012 in Windermere, after proposing at the top of Orrest Head.  We have been blessed with two amazing children.  Arthur is now six and Elsie is four, we also have a seven year old border terrier called Biffy!
A bit about me as a person, I love music (Biffy Clyro and Sigur Ros being my favourite bands), black fresh strong coffee, craft ale, dark chocolate, walking Biffy, Newcastle, Preston, rugby and football. And of course being a daddy and dancing (shoe gazing) with my kids in our kitchen. Our favourite tune at the moment is ‘Justboy’
I feel incredibly lucky to do something I love and am passionate about as my job. I am thankful to have a successful business, which is all down to my clients.  Thank you to everyone who has supported me in my work in the past, and to all the future clients I will be lucky enough to meet.
If you are looking for a Preston wedding photographer or you would like to discuss your wedding photography or another photography contact me on the form below.


How many photos do I get?

I don’t like to give an exact number, as every wedding is different. On average for a full day coverage, you will receive 500+ photos that are fully edited in my style and delivered as a high res file.

How do we need to book?

To book I take a booking fee and have a contract that needs to be signed. Only once this is done can the date be saved.

Do you have insurance?

Yes I am fully insured. I  have public liability and professional indemnity insurance. I do recommend you get your own wedding insurance as well.

Do we need to provide a meal?

You do not need to provide a meal but if you would like to that be lovely. A black coffee would always be welcomed.

When will we our photos be ready?

I aim to have them to you within 4 weeks but during peak times it can be a bit longer.

Can we meet before booking?

Yes of course we can arrange a meeting to discuss your wedding and what you want as a wedding photographer. It is really important you get the right wedding photographer for you and meeting is a great way to see if my style of wedding photography is what you want. I normally take meetings at a coffee shop in Preston. If you live further away a meeting can be arranged somewhere in the middle of both of us or a Facetime call can be arranged.

After booking do we meet again?

Yes, if you would like to meet to go through all the final details of the day I am always happy to get to know all plans for the day.

Do you visit venues to do reccys?

If I have not been to a venue before I always try to go to the venue to see potential photo locations before the day.

Do you do traditional family group shots?

Yes I do offer more traditional family group shots, but I advise you keep it to around 10 or so groups. You can have more but it would take away from the time I have to do the more documentary style wedding photography.

How do we receive the photos?

The photos are uploaded to a online gallery for you to view and share with friends and family. There they are able for you to download. USB flash drives are available at a small additional charge.

Do you offer albums or photobooks?

I offer a range of photobooks that can be ordered at any before or after the wedding.

Are you a full time photographer?

Yes I am, as well as being a wedding photographer, I also work as a commercial and product photographer.

Where are you based?

I am based and live in Preston, Lancashire. Even though I am a Lancashire wedding Photographer, I cover weddings all over the UK. So do contact me for a prices wherever you are having your wedding. I love to work and travel to new places.