Author Archives: andy

David and Zachary

David and Zachary got married at The Dover Marina Hotel which is obviously in Dover. A wonderful and lively crowd were there to cheer and support. During the marriage registration the guys both changed their surnames to Shepard after Commander Shepard from the game Mass Effect, a game they both …

Emma and Andy

We would highly recommend Andy from Howling Basset Photography. The photos from our wedding day have exceeded our expectations. They’ve captured our special day perfectly and are wonderful keepsakes. Andy is very personable and fitted in well with the wedding party, putting everyone at ease when photos were being taken. …

Dartford wedding photographer for Jessica and Callum

Jessica and Callum’s lovely relaxed and villagey (not a word but I’m using it) wedding was a very local one for me near Dartford. I’m very new to the area and I didn’t realise there are some lovely villages around here. After checking out the church earlier on the day …

Georgia and Jamie

I was in Ashford for Georgia and Jamie’s recent wedding. If I was still living in Ashford it would have been the first wedding for me where I could have walked to the prep, ceremony and onto the reception. A lovely relaxed Kentish wedding 🙂

Jessica

Andy did our wedding photos. We spent a long time search for a photographer and Andy impressed us from the word ‘Go’. In the run up he was on the ball, efficient and pro-active and then on the day was just fantastic. The after service was also excellent, we got …

Olivia / Olive

Popped down to Leybourne Lakes in Aylesford for some family photos of Olivia (or Olive) mainly 🙂

Dog Photographer London

Here are just a few dog photos from recent sessions. When I’m out shooting family portraits I always make time for the furriest members of the family 🙂

Wedding macro photography

I usually always start my wedding photography on the big day itself with shooting the bride’s jewellery. For weight reasons I don’t carry a dedicated macro lens preferring an extension tube instead. Just got hold of an inexpensive LED ring light to add some illumination.

Crown Lodge wedding photographer for Rachel and Adam

Rachel and Adam held their wedding ceremony at the really lovely St Gregory and St Martin Church in the centre of Wye and then a short drive up the hill to the Crown Lodge wedding venue. An incredibly windy day, more like a gale really but the promised rain held …

Goodnestone Park House wedding of Emma and Jon

A truly stunning new venue for me to shoot at Goodnestone Park House for Emma and Jon’s big day in Kent.  I used to live within a few miles of the wedding venue but I’d just never heard of it. Fantastic and expansive gardens with a huge stately home. The …

Rachel

Hi Andy,
These are beautiful, thank you SO much. Adam and I are both chuffed with all of the photos and have sent them round to friends and family who have all said how lovely they are.Thank you so much again for everything on Saturday and for capturing the happiness and …

Amanda and Jamie

Hi Andy
WOW WOW WOW!! Love these pictures and amazing to have so many too choose from without eyes closed etc.  Thank you for making this experience so relaxed and easy, we all enjoyed the our afternoon and are definitely going to make this a more regular occurrence – can’t believe …

Frasers wedding photographer for Chelsea and Warren

A lovely return to Frasers near Ashford for the beautiful Kent wedding of Chelsea and Warren. I’m always made to feel welcome at Frasers by Lisa and her staff and the food here is just sublime. The ceremony was an early one at 12.30 which meant a 10am start to …

Mr and Mrs Pippin

Just a little message to thank you for our gorgeous wedding photos and for being fun making us all feel comfortable on our special day! Love from Mr and Mrs Pippin

Rachel and Josiah

Dear Andy. Thank you so much for the wonderful images you captured for us which we will always treasure. We had the best day ever and we cannot thank you enough for everything. Everyone adores our photos but none more than us! Lots of love, Rachel and Josiah

Chelsea

Andy photographed our wedding on the 13th July 2019, from the start to finish Andy was very professional, friendly and just fitted in with everyone on the day. The photos he produced are amazing and better than we imagined, he got every shot we requested and then natural photos too. …

Lucy

Having just had or first anniversary and looking back at our photos, I realised that we never reviewed Andy. This is in no way a reflection of him or the amazing photos that he takes, purely an oversight by a very forgetful lady 🙄 Andy was a joy to have …

St Julian’s Club wedding photographer for Amy and Daniel

Amy and Daniel held their ceremony at the extremely pretty church of St. Mary’s in Kemsing, this was where Amy’s parents got married 33 years ago #sweet I started with preparations at Amy’s parents place not too far from Kemsing where Amy and her three bridesmaids got ready. A couple …

Winters Barns wedding photographer for Elaine and Adrian

The hottest day of the year so far for Elaine and Adrian’s big day in Kent at the wonderful Winters Barns in Canterbury. I do love this venue and I obviously haven’t been here in awhile as they’re have been some lovely improvements. The bridal preps area has always been …

The Old Kent Barn wedding photographer for Cara and Adam

Cara and Adam’s wonderful wedding was at The Old Kent Barn near Folkestone. Some wonderful details and plenty of thought went into every little aspect of their big day. I arrived early at 11am for an 11.30 start for the preparations; I like to wander and get the wedding venue …

Silence is golden

Interesting article about the usefulness of the silence of mirrorless cameras. I do love this in my new Fujis, the ability to switch to silent shooting during the ceremony is especially great. The clang-clang of the shutter used to make me cringe every time, it isn’t great for the videographer’s …

Cooling Castle Barn wedding of Esme and Joel

Esme and Joel chose the always wonderful Cooling Castle Barn for their Kent wedding. A wonderful day and they even provided golf for their guests. A proper 9 hole crazy golf course; a wonderful idea for entertaining your family and friends.

Speedmaster f0.95

A bit of a treat here. The Mitakon Speedmaster F0.95 35mm for Fuji X. Equivalent on full-frame to a 50mm F1.4 (ish) … manual focus only but with focus-peaking its incredibly easy to use. In fact you can compose and focus in one go, rather than dragging points across or …

The Knowle Country House wedding of Kerryanne and Tom

Kerryanne and Tom’s wonderful wedding at the alway lovely Knowle Cointry House. I haven’t shot at the Knowle in ages and it was always one of my favourites to work at. They have significantly improved it too with a new glass gazebo, new paths, revamped the interior and improved the …

Little Hermitage Wedding of Hermione and Stuart

Hermione and Stuart held their lovely Kent wedding at the stunning Little Hermitage Kent wedding venue. Haven’t shot at the Hermitage in ages and ages and it was lovely to be back. Now I live in Chislehurst its only down the road too. A great day!! The wedding suppliers Little …

Sarah

We always use Howling Basset for our pictures. I couldn’t recommend enough! The prices are extremely reasonable with no hidden fees. The pictures are always of high quality and captured very naturally.

Aria

Sarah suggested the new (to me) and rather lovely High Elms Country Park for the photoshoot of Aria.

Dog photography review

Just wanted to say the photos look amazing! Thank you so much! Now it’s the hard task of narrowing them down to get printed!
Jon

The Spa Hotel wedding photography review

Hi Andy, 
They. Are. FABULOUS!!!!!! Such an amazing record of our day,  and we both really had the best time. 
Thank you so much for everything you did for us on the day. It was great for me to have you and Katie (makeup lady)  as calming influences while we were getting …

Roxanne Review

Thank you very much for being part of the wedding and for the lovely photos! Our friends our saying you were cool and that the photos are lovely! Thank you so much!!!
Roxanne

Old Marylebone Town Hall wedding of Roxanne and Ciaran

Old Marylebone Town Hall wedding of Roxanne and Ciaran. A grand day out in central London with the ceremony at the Old Marylebone Town Hall. Then all guests onto a vintage London bus for a tour of the capital before heading Islington way for the reception.

Engagement Shoot

Popped down to Knole Park in Sevenoaks for Clair and James’ engagement shoot. Always a good idea ahead of your wedding if you’re a little nervous in front of the camera.

The Beach

Popped down to Penny and Paul’s beautiful B&B The Beach Hythe on the seafront at Hythe, Kent to take some interior and exterior shots

North Parade

Indie Alt-Pop four-piece based in London North Parade who’s bassist is my nephew James (he with the beard) … My sister’s family and mine (without Tess a bit noisy for her) met up in Camden for a huge meal and then over to The Camden Assembly to see the boys …

Moving to Fuji from Nikon

Well after shooting over 1,000 weddings over 15 years with Nikon DSLRs I’ve only gone and done it; sold everything and moved over to to FUJIFILM. I could go one about the weight saving, which is huge. A Nikon D810 with grip and a Sigma 85mm f1.4 Art lens is …

The Twins

I have a lovely set up for editing. An old but nasty MacPro, 128GB of RAM and fully pimped with a current Graphics card. Together with a £1500 Eizo for perfect and consistent colour. But when I finally come to export those lovely jpegs the whole thing grinds to a …

The Spa Hotel Tunbridge Wells Wedding Photographer

The Spa Hotel Tunbridge Wells Wedding Photographer for the lovely couple, Nicola and Gary. A wonderful venue for a winter wedding and the surprise rendition of the Jurassic Park theme music by recorder from a number of guests was truly … 🙂 Greenwich Wedding Photographer – Howling Basset

Howling Basset – Greenwich Wedding Photographer

Greenwich Wedding Photographer – Howling Basset I’m a Greenwich wedding photographer and have been for nearly 30 years, I did start young. I began shooting weddings in the early 90’s and on film, the digital revolution was a little time off. Starting with film photography is a huge advantage over photographers who have …

Wedding Photographer Greenwich

Wedding Photographer Greenwich – Howling Basset Howling Basset London Borough of Greenwich Wedding Photographer A Greenwich Wedding Photographer that’s  creative yet professional. A full-time wedding photographer who’ll work with you to create beautiful, elegant and above all natural images of your biggest day. All captured in a relaxed and creative …

Greenwich Wedding Photographer – Howling Basset Photography

Wedding Photography Greenwich Photographer Greenwich Wedding Photographer. If you’re looking for a creative, professional and full-time wedding photographer in Greenwich to photograph your wedding day then you’re in the right place.  I’ll work with you to understand your ideas for your big day, and will create beautiful, elegant and natural images …

Chilston Park Hotel wedding photographer review

Oh my goodness – we are just literally overwhelmed by Andy’s pictures! We’ve been looking through them and crying and laughing alternately – just SO many absolutely beautiful and stunning shots! Andy managed to encapsulate our special day so perfectly with his pictures- they just sum up the joy and …

Felbridge Hotel Surrey wedding photographer review

Andy is an absolute star…. beautiful photos we truly couldn’t be happier!! Everyone loved Andy and commented on how he just fitted in! Couldn’t have wished for a better photographer on our wedding day… and we even got that Selfy with you 😉 Thanks again Andy for everything. Mr & …

The Gallivant wedding of Lezlee and Tim

Lezlee and Tim’s wonderful beach wedding in Camber sands at the extremely lovely and new wedding venue for me The Gallivant Restaurant. A wonderful family wedding and we all managed to get to the beach too 🙂

Everly

Hayley and Ross whose wedding at The Old Kent Barn in 2016 have a new addition to their family, Everly 🙂
Popped along to their lovely new home in New Romney for some shots both in and out the home.

Paul & Loraine

We just wanted to thank you for our Wedding photos, they are wonderful & we really enjoyed our day which you really contributed to. All our guests have said that they really thought you were the perfect photographer & you were so polite & humorous, which we thought really added …

Leas Cliff Hall wedding photographer for Dominique and Andrew

Dominique and Andrew were married at the very quaint St Nicholas’ Church in Ringwould near Deal and then we popped down to the nearby St. Margaret’s Bay beach in Dominique’s wonderful Citroen 2CV for some shots of the couple. Then onto Folkestone’s Leas Cliff Hall, Channel Suite for the reception 🙂

Bromley Court Hotel Wedding Photographer

Bromley Court Hotel Wedding Photographer. This top wedding venue is a stunning hotel with a couple of acres of garden ideal for wedding photography. Below are a few shots from Jade and Gary’s London wedding last year. To see my recent wedding photography check out my blog.

Marshal Press 8×6

Getting back into film and although I have a Bronica 6×4.5 and a Mamiya C330 6×6 … there’s just so much more film with an 8cm x6cm. This Japanese beauty was made in 1966 by Mr Mamiya himself after he’d left the company that bears his name. Produced for a …

Northbrook Park Farnham wedding photographer for Jo and Jack

Northbrook Park Farnham wedding photographer for Jo and Jack. First time shooting at this stunning and popular Surrey wedding venue. A fantastic day and a lively couple, which is a good thing obviously 😀 Having ducks wandering through the wedding breakfast can’t help but raise a smile either. #lovelywedding

Silvermere Golf Club Wedding Photographer Review

We just got our wedding photos back from Andy at Howling Basset and we are over the moon. They are beautiful and everyone has been very complimentary. He was so clever with lighting and we have such stunning shots to cherish forever. Thank you again Andy! Roxy

Silvermere Inn on the Lake Wedding of Roxy and Alex

Surrey’s premier wedding venue – Silvermere Inn on the Lake was the wedding venue of choice for of Roxy and Alex. A fantastically energetic wedding for this young couple who are both from a performing background. With so much talented people at the wedding, the evening’s entertainment was brilliant fun:-)

The Barnyard Upchurch Wedding Photographer Review

We were lucky enough to have seen Andy at work as he had previously photographed our friend’s wedding. On their wedding day you just knew the photos would be perfect from seeing him in action, an absolute natural! When it came to choosing our photographer, we knew we didn’t have …

Danson House Bexleyheath Wedding Photographer

Danson House Bexleyheath Wedding Photographer for Woon and Tiago. My first time to this very impressive and very local to me, wedding venue. A brilliant building to shoot both inside and out and there are some beautiful gardens in Danson Park too.

Marble Arch London Wedding Photographer

Marble Arch London Wedding Photographer for Bobby and Jo’s wedding at St Clement Danes on the Strand in London. Lovely day and a joy travelling there now I’ve moved to Chislehurst. A few stops into Charing Cross and hang a right. I also managed to have a coffee with my …

Chilston Park Wedding Photographer Review

From day 1, Andy was a fantastic wedding photographer. He invited us to his home to discuss the various options for our wedding day and we could not have felt more relaxed and comfortable. We chose Andy because we wanted a relaxed photographic experience for the day and he nailed …

Swarling Manor wedding photographer review

Hi Andy,  David and I just wanted to send a massive thank you!
You were a delight to have around on our wedding day and made everyone feel so comfortable!
Thank you for always being so easy to talk to and answering all our annoying questions before the …

London Family Photographer

Family Photographer London. As a family man myself, four kids (what was I thinking) and a very experienced (old) photographer I combine the two disciplines to create lovely family photography. My family shoots are relaxed, outdoors and above all fun. I don’t have a studio I come out to the …

English Heritage shoot at Downe House, the home of Darwin

I was asked by English Heritage to pop over to Downe House, where Darwin spent most of his life and recreate shots taken during the 90’s. My shots were then to be overlaid onto the 90’s ones to show how the house and its grounds had changed in the intervening …

East Quay Venue review from Cara

I’m so in love with my wedding photos! Just wow what a fabulous job Andy did! He’s such a friendly guy who makes you feel at ease! It’s such a pleasure meeting you and just thankyou so much! X x

Cooling Castle wedding photographer review from Grace

I just wanted to say again thank you for photographing our wedding.  Looking through the photos it was like reliving the day again.  They are totally amazing and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to friends and family! Your really did capture all of the moments we wished for. Grace   …

The Secret Garden wedding review

My new husband and I couldn’t recommend Andy enough!! From the moment Andy joined the bridal party for pre wedding shots to the moment he left he completely lightened the atmosphere and put everyone at ease. We received our photos back within 6 days and my word are they AMAZING!! …

Instax SQ6 for wedding photography

Treated myself to the very new Instax SQ6 … I’ve been waiting for a square analogue Instax for awhile now so had the new SQ6 on pre-order. The mini is fine and the wide is a nice format BUT it’s just a plain ugly looking camera. The SQ6 is a …

Cooling Castle wedding photography review from Louise

Andy was great! As someone who doesn’t like having my photo taken, I was nervous when picking our wedding photographer. I didn’t need to be because Andy made us feel completely at ease. I would highly recommend an engagement shoot beforehand too. Andy is friendly, funny and easy to speak …

London Wedding Photographer Howling Basset

Well I have finally moved closer to becoming a London wedding photographer and have a lovely little house in the leafy suburb of Chislehurst next to Bromley. Yes I know people still regard it as Kent, but Bromley has been London borough for over 50 years, so there (what’s the …

Bluebells Pet Photos

Popped to Kings Wood in Challock for some lovely and action packed photos of a rather exuberant Spaniel. A lot faster moving than your average wedding; had to use settings on my cameras I’ve never used before 🙂

Holi Festival

Absolutely brilliant fun covering the Holly Festival near Ashford. Used my manual focus 35mm lens from 1962 just in case of powder damage but it all worked out fine.        

Knockwood Wedding Venue Photoshoot

A lovely new Kent wedding venue, Knockwood asked if I’d photograph a “style shoot” at their place and I said yes. Strangely I’ve never shot a style shoot before, most photographers do these when they’re starting out to get work for their portfolios but I kind of had a running …

Fine art film wedding photographer

I’ve been itching to get back to a little film shooting and as with vinyl and all things retro, film is making a bit of a comeback. A fine art film wedding photographer shooting hybrid mainly digitally with just a little film for fun. Film stocks like EKTACHROME are coming back from …

Hythe Imperial Wedding Photographer review from Tara

We booked Andy to photograph our wedding and I can’t recommend him highly enough. I was lucky enough to have seen Andy’s work previously when he photographed my sister’s wedding so I knew we were in good hands. Right from the off, Andy was extremely easy to deal with, communicative …

Pines Calyx wedding of Gill and Ian

Gill and Ian are an environmentally aware couple and they wanted a small, intimate and environmentally friendly wedding. The Pines Calyx near Dover is a not only an architecturally stunning venue but its an Eco friendly place too 🙂

Tonbridge Wedding Photographer Review

Andy took photos of us for our engagement shoot and our wedding. The photos are simply stunning – they are natural and bright and Andy really knows how to work with light to capture wonderful memories. His photos have a beautiful quality to them and we have received so many …

Winters Barns wedding photographer review

Andy was our photographer for our wedding last month at Winters Barns and we are so glad that we found him. He was always quick to respond to any queries and was very adaptable and most importantly, was amazing on the day of our wedding. Not only is Andy an …

N Photo magazine featuring yours truly :-)

Exciting times … I’m a contributor in this month’s N Photo Magazine with a double page spread of my images and story of the photos I took of the Maunsell Sea Forts 🙂 … The magazine is just for us Nikon photographers with lots of helpful tips and advice together …

The Old and the New

I’ve been sorting out the attic and came across this print of my darkroom from the late 80’s. I was working as a cruise ship photographer and this was the set up we had on, I think, the Stella Solaris which sailed out of New York, south to the Caribbean, …

Medway

I popped out to a park on the Medway to do some family and dog portraits and there was this lovely wreck just sitting there.

The Tattooed Crafter

Andy took our wedding photos at Aylesford Priory last year and its taken us this long to come up with the right words to just inform everyone how AMAZING this guy really is. Andy is truly one of the most hardworking, inviting, patient and talented photographers I have ever known. …

Sigma 20mm F1.4 ART Vs Voightlander 20mm F3.5 Color-Skopar

Here is my latest purchase a Sigma 20mm F1.4 ART series lens next to my outgoing 20mm, the Voightlander 20mm F3.5 Color-Skopar. I originally bought the Voightlander because of its size. It’s tiny and manual focus, autofocus isn’t really needed on such a wide angled lens and I literally only …

Simon

Brilliant service from start to finish, Andy has an affable and relaxed style which gives many of his photos a natural feel. Absolutely delighted with the results of both a family shoot and our wedding day, will definitely use again and can’t recommend Howling Basset highly enough! Simon

Lottie

Andy the photos are gorgeous!!!! Thank you so so much! We adore them! We have just got home from our honeymoon this afternoon and they have made us very happy – thank you thank you! It was lovely to meet you and a pleasure having you at our wedding. We …

Sorrel and Ben

Andy was great, relaxed and unobtrusive (we got so many photos back where we didn’t even realise he’d been there or at that angle!). Highly recommended,

Secret Garden Ashford wedding photographer review

Andy took the photos for our wedding in August at the Secret Garden, and the pictures are beautiful. He gave us such a good mixture of candid shots and more organised ones. Andy kept us at ease and was so fun to take pictures with. We also had a videographer …

Hayne House wedding photographer review

Thank you to Howling Basset! Andy you were incredible on our wedding day, I’m sure most say it but we were honoured having you photograph our wedding, what stunning photography.. you sir have skills!. Not only friendly, laid back and a good laugh, you made us feel so comfortable and …

Gosfield Hall wedding photographer review by Sophie

We were extremely impressed by Andy our chosen wedding photographer. From booking to ordering our completed album Andy was professional, helpful and efficient. He made us both feel relaxed and confident about our wedding day photos, and we were so pleased and impressed with the final product. It was hard …