Kent Wedding Photographer
Hi, I’m Andy Stonier, aka Howling Basset, I’m a member of The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) and have been a professional photographer for over 25 years: I started young!
I’ve worked all over the world and in variety of roles: in studios in New York, freelancing for the ‘The News of the World’ and ‘The Sun’ newspapers, as official photographer for the Duke of Edinburgh’s 70th Birthday at Windsor Castle, as a ship photographer on-board the QE2 and a Kodak wedding photographer. I’ve photographed many celebrities over the years, from Nicole Scherzinger to Geri Halliwell: The Reverend Jesse Jackson to Ernie Wise.
Me personally? Well I have four children ranging from 24 to 4 (I know!) and a loveable but noisy Basset Hound named Flash (named ironically) who was the inspiration for the name Howling Basset. I’ve also worked as a Senior Graphic Designer in an advertising agency, so I’ve always been involved with the creative industries. I’m a MARVEL comic nerd, buying my first American import in 1977. It’s great at the moment explaining all things superhero to the kids; finally some respect! For my more techy and photo related BLOG click here.
I started Howling Basset back in 2004 and in those years I’ve become one of Kent’s leading wedding photographers, shooting over 1,100 weddings and covering different religious ceremonies and civil partnerships.This level of wedding experience means I’m calm, professional and unobtrusive, helping me to best capture the full story on your biggest day.
“I simply love what I do; being part of and capturing the biggest day in a couple’s life is both an honour and privilege”
How would I describe my style? Not traditional, not cutting edge, just beautiful, simple and elegant photography. Timeless, but with individuality and style. I’ll capture your special day with a stylish blend of classic & candid wedding photography. Combining classic wedding photography with more natural portraits and candid shots, I create beautiful images that are full of character and style, whilst capturing all those special little moments as they unfold.
Friendly and relaxed my approach to weddings is professional and unfussy, I’ll do everything I can to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera and avoid interfering too much in your special day. I pride myself in capturing making you look stunning, providing you with beautiful photos and memories to treasure.
Peace of mind
Howling Basset has full Professional Indemnity Insurance and Public Liability Insurance, giving you complete peace of mind for your special day.