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Added by alexus - 23 April 2011
Had a fantastic shoot with mike , he has great creative mind , that gives brilliant results in images , he made me feel so welcome at his studio . A great shoot , a great photographer .
Added by fizzy - 10 March 2011
Had a very enjoyable shoot with Mike. He is a genuinely lovely man, who was always keen to make sure I was warm enough and comfortable. He even made me lunch and dropped me off at the bus stop. On top of that, he provided some amazing props to work with and had a huge amount of creative ideas.
Added by icandyNJPModel - 20 Feb 2011
Ahh wow Mike I had an incredible afternoon with you! Full of laughs and loads of fun as well as getting some top class images. You have done a fantastic job! This shoot will certainly not be the last, I'm already looking forward to our next shoot to work on more ideas and dance moves and get though loads of wonderfull outfits Mike owns as well as more of my Dance costumes. It is a blessing to meet a photographer who shares my passion for dance and capture my dance moves to perfection. Highly reccommended! See you again soon Mike and thankyou again for a wonderfull afternoon :)
Added by CassandraFreeman - 26 Jan 2011
Had great fun jumping and dancing around. felt really comfortable and relaxed. pleasure to work with and would love to work with him again.
Added by 0ceaneyes - 14 Nov 2010
Had a fantastic shoot with Mike yesterday with some really great results. Mike and his wife Chris made me feel completely at ease and were both just lovely, friendly ad welcoming. Mike has a fantastic set up and a massive range of props and wardrobe. Thanks so much Mike, and look forward to working with you again soon.
Added by Purr - 10 Nov 2010
Had a shoot with Mike today in his impressive studio in the grounds of his house. Mike is a lovely lovely man. He made me feel looked after and comfortable righ from the start and most of all, he is an extremely talented photographer. We had some great chats and produced some stunning images, it was an absolute pleasure working with him and would reccommend him to all. Thank you Mike :) J x
Added by donnahayes - 21 Oct 2010
What can I say? Mike is a very talented photographer, so passionate and complimentary. his Studio/Converted barn is second to none! huge amounts of space, equipment and props the take advantage of! we have planned a series of shoots over the next few months and I genuinely cant wait for our next encounter. thank you Mike, see you soon!
Added by gingerrikku - 5 July 2010
Mike is a wonderful person, full of character and always open to new ideas. With a warm personality, good sense of humour and a wonderful wife, it's always a privilage to work with him. Highly Recommended! Can't wait for the next shoot
Added by Cristabel - 8 March 2010
I had my first shoot with Mike today (March '10) I can't recommend him highly enough. A very talented tog and a lovely person, Mike quickly made me feel at ease and we worked tremendosly well together! Cannot wait till next time =) P.s Thanks for coming to rescue me!
Added by Jade_91 - 7 Feb 2010
Had a shoot with Mike a couple of days ago and had a really nice time. He and his wife are lovely people and really looked after me. He has some creative ideas and spends time putting the images together to ensure you get good results. I look forward to working with him again.
Added by stephowens - 3 Feb 2010
I have got to say in all honesty that i fully enjoyed my shoot today with mike. Mike and his wife chris make you feel so welcome. Although time was cut a little short we still got all the shots we had planned to do and they look fab. Cant wait to see them edited. I would totally recommend Mike.His ideas are fantastic. You will definitely get a unique 'wow' shot. Would ishoot with mike again? - without a doubt, i am already looking at available dates for another shoot :) thanks again mike and chris
Added by MissKing - 24 Jan 2010
Had the most amazing photoshoot with Mike :D His wife is lovely too. amazing photos very nice studio :D Deffo shoot again :D Great ideas and direction
Added by elinorlewis - 22 Jan 2010
Mike and Chris were wonderful to stay with, as a new model I was a little nervous and they put me at ease, and looked after me beautifully. Mike is enthusiastic, creative, and capable of producing exquisite photographs, and treated me with great respect and kindness.
Added by Rhiaannon - 8 Dec 2009
Worked with Mike on Sunday, and i really enjoyed. He is very creative, and comes up with some magnificent idea's, which also means you recieve some excellent images, along with a good experience!... Not to forget, he also has an extrodinary collection of clothing and accessories, he is well prepared for any style of shoot!... I look forward to another shoot in the near future! thanks, Rhiaannon
Added by sapphonica - 1 Dec 2009
Had a fantastic shoot with Mike on the 25th Nov. Got train and bus to Lampeter and Mike very kindly picked me up from the bus stop to take me to his studio. Mike made me feel very welcome, comfortable and I had a fantastic day. He gave me very good direction and we got a fantastic variety of photographs. I have to say I'm definitely over the moon! Would recommend Mike to any model wanting to get some great shots for their folio. Go for it! Thanks again Mike :)
Added by Natalieh - 29 Oct 2009
I would definately recommend shooting with Mike to anyone ...the most amazing warm welcome, consideration, sense of humour, and personal qualities that are hard to find in a person, and make the shoot so comfortable and at ease ...with every moment being fun. Pair those qualites with Mikes artistic creativity, skills and expertise, and ability to produce the most beautiful work and you can only begin to imagine a shoot with Mike. :D
Added by HeatherEmily - 24 Oct 2009
Had such a brilliant shoot with Mike!!! Was treated so nicely by Mike and his wife Chris and can't wait for our next shoot! You lot would be mad to not shoot with Mike as he is a true professional and takes so much pride in his work. Would I recommended???? HELL YEAH!!
Added by mickeyme - 2 Feb 2010
Over the past few months i've had a few shoots with mike, he is a great photographer, a good host and a pleasure too work with would def recommend him to any models!
Added by moddersjones - 27 April 2011
Yet another fantastic shoot with Mike!! We have produced some high quality images between us!! Shooting with Mike is never a dissapointment!! Cant wait to shoot again!!
Added by raphaella - 25 July 2009
Well what a wonderful man, hwe had a fab shoot and got some beautiful images and will soon be working together again. Was made to feel apprecaited and welcome and i just ant wait to see the rest of the pictures!! Dont miss your chance to work with him!!! Raphaella
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With some 250 portfolio shoots now completed, my love of dance has not abated - and the work has extended into making portfolios for creative people in a variety of arts media.

But....I have to say...creative photography with an enthusiastic model, whether a novice or an experienced professional, is just the best fun I can imagine. Every shoot I have had has been filled with laughter and yours is certain to be the same!

A freelance photographer for many years - and then creative director for a successful media company - producing for major uk companies and working with leading actors and celebrities.

Located in a beautiful rural situation, the studio has a comprehensive professional lighting rig and a variety of large backgrounds. There is a fantastic wardrobe of clothes and props for you to draw on - the sea is 5 minutes away and there are forests and rivers nearby.

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