Hi. My name is Dean, and I am a professional portrait photographer based in Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire.
I’ve been making professional portraits for well over 34 years now but my interest in photography came early in life – at around 10 years of age. I grew up in a family where one of my grandad’s hobbies, other than fly fishing, was photography and I remember he used the downstairs bath to develop his black and white negatives (remember them?). I also remember the grief my granny gave him over the yellow stains he left in the enamel from the developing process!
I became really into portrait photography as a teenager, often photographing friends for amateur and practical photography magazine competitions and, after having some success, I enrolled at my local camera club, Preston Photographic Society.
I worked for a large textile firm back in the early eighties together with my friend Steve, the firm’s chief mechanic. We created the firm’s first photographic club. In 1984 I was headhunted to be a wedding and portrait photographer for a now-defunct professional studio in Church Street, Preston town centre. Here I was given my professional photography training and also excelled in the studio's own photographic lab as a darkroom technician. One year later I went professional on my own – setting up my Studio in Bamber Bridge. And I have been here ever since.
Together with my wife Sally, and being the proud owners of Bamber Bridge’s first and only professional photographic studio, we quickly expanded the premises to create a large ground-floor purpose-built Studio to cater for all my assignments. From large family groups to individual portraits, from commercial packshots to passport photographs, the studio lights, backdrops, and props could be utilised to their full extent. With viewing and changing rooms, the Studio was and still is the perfect place to photograph all my clients. And being on the ground floor it provides easy access for the disabled too.
Often at the forefront of technological changes in photography, I have enjoyed being creative with my photography and medium of presentation. As a result, I have lectured here and abroad on my portraits, as well as winning numerous prizes and being published in various magazines.
“Whatever the commission, you can be confident that your portrait, special event or commercial assignment is in the best possible professional hands…”
“With his relaxed style and vast experience, Dean knows how to get the absolute best from his clients – even if you aren’t normally relaxed in front of a camera!”
I enjoy creating works of art that will stand the test of time, and that will be proudly hung on living room walls for years to come. I enjoy creating portraits, boudoirs, and wedding albums that are admired for generations. The quality of my work will literally last a lifetime, I guarantee it.
My profession is the best profession in the world.
I get to FREEZE TIME!
I would love to welcome you to our Bamber Bridge (Preston) Studio.
To arrange your appointment or to find out more, call 01772 334076 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can expect personal service, there is no hard sell and your complete satisfaction is guaranteed.