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.
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.