ITS NOT ABOUT ME…
It’s about you; and what I can do for you!
Not another photographer bio?
“I’M SO PASSIONATE AND I’VE BEEN TAKING PICTURES EVER SINCE I CAN REMEMBER…”
I know what you’re thinking…
Not another boring photographer bio that reads just like everyone else’s!
YOU CAN’T THROW A STICK IN THE AIR WITHOUT IT LANDING ON SOMEONE WHO’S A ‘PHOTOGRAPHER’
If you’re anything like me, you will appreciate the effort that goes into finding dependable and trustworthy services. You value genuine people and experiences; and above all, you want the best for you and your family.
However, when it comes to photographers, it can actually be pretty tough to find one that’s right for you.
There are literally millions of photographers to choose from; all with different styles, prices, abilities and levels of experience. After all, pretty much everyone on the planet owns a camera of some sort of description!
SO, WHAT QUALITIES SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR?
You want someone that’s authentic, focussed and can you provide with consistently high-quality services. If your nervous in front of the camera, (don’t worry you’re not alone!) you’ll want someone that’s friendly and takes their time and listens to your needs. Above all, you’ll want someone that works with you to create intentionally stunning photographs.
WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU
My whole mindset is focused on connecting with you and building and trust. I go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable, taking my time to listen and ensure that you have an authentic experience.
“Graham is a trustworthy, dependable photographer who listened to what I needed & delivered exceptional quality. He really helped us relax into the session & was able to put us at ease, producing some wonderful photos which are worth every penny. Graham has been there to capture all of our major life events so far from our wedding to the first year of our children’s lives & family photo shoots. It is fantastic to be able to return to Graham each time & this is only possible due to his skill & ability to adapt to different situations from controlling a wedding crowd to his patients with children. Each time he has provided us with what we wanted. We would thoroughly recommend Graham’s services. He provides a truly personalised experience.”
“Graham is an amazing photographer, he immediately put us at ease, and went above and beyond our expectations. Graham is also amazing with babies and extremely patient, he tailored the session to our personalities which was exactly what we wanted. Our photographs are absolutely amazing and worth every penny, will be looking forward to booking another session in the future and couldn’t recommend graham enough.”
“Such amazing photos!!
Graham took photos to celebrate our baby boy’s first birthday – a mixture of family ones of the three of us together, baby on his own and baby doing a cake smash which was just fab!! Graham provides such a different take on family photos from the usual shots you always see around and it has given something very personal to us. I would highly recommend Graham.”
“I have had both a kids only outdoor photo shoot taken by Graham and an indoor one with my son and I, and I can strongly recommend him for both. He is extremely patient and listens to what you want, producing amazing photographs of scenes I didn’t even see myself. Graham is very professional and doesn’t try to act like the goofy clown (as some other photographers I have been to do), the photographs as a result are photographs to cherish where the kids look relaxed and happy. I also requested some editing to colours be carried out, Graham did this for me and produced several examples in very quick time indeed. You wont be dissappointed…”
“I had the pleasure to work with Graham on a fashion shoot recently and had a brilliant experience being on the set. Graham has an amazing understanding and experience in lighting and positioning! He creates a very easy, friendly and relaxing atmosphere for all involved! Great to work with! Fantastic results!”
“Being a therapist I wanted to show both the therapy & business side in my photos.Graham created a profession
“I had a relaxed and fun personal branding shoot with Graham in Bexley which I am using for my website , social media accounts and business cards. This is the second time I have used Graham’s services and I won’t think of looking elsewhere. Graham is trustworthy , efficient and provides a high quality tailored service and I continue to recommend him to all my associates”.
“We found Graham through Google. He was prompt to respond to emails and flexible with the services on offer, to accommodate what we were looking for. We are very happy with the quality of the photos, as well as the service that we received. Payment was quick and easy. We would definitely recommend Graham to our friends.”
“So impressed with the service from graham baker truly deserves a 5 star rating! Such a talented portrait and fine art photographer who truly captures some fantastic images creating a natural lifestyle feel to his photographs. Graham photographed our wedding in 2015, producing some amazing shots, we were so pleased with the results we have since returned for a maternity Bare the bump shoot as well as our new born baby shoot!! Very friendly and professional able to make you feel relaxed and comfortable In Front of the camera! Based in welling/Bexley area with a great onsite studio space. Highly recommend and will be back for all our photography needs!”
“Have recently had a maternity shoot (bare the bump) with Graham Baker photography at his purpose built studio in welling/bexley area and was very impressed with how friendly he was and how comfortable he made me feel throughout the shoot! Very professional and trustworthy and the images were stunning! We love the portrait / lifestyle feel to the images that Graham produced and have since returned with our beautiful baby girl for a baby new born shoot! We are very excited to see the results and will be back to capture more key milestones in our daughters life! We wouldn’t dream of booking with anyone else! Would highly recommend.”
“I recently booked Graham to do a shoot to capture some of my work applying makeup and to add to my portfolio of work as a Makeup Artist. The photo’s really are amazing, and I would highly recommend booking Graham for any shoot.”
“Over the years I have worked with many photographers, yet Graham is exceptional!! Truly professional with great results and effective editing. As a performer i know how stressful headshot sessions can be but with Graham it was a breeze, I was put at ease and I in fact learnt a lot during the session. He was patient with constructive advice. But every bit professional! I can see now why he’s always so busy!”
“Graham was a brilliant photographer and was great with Freya. To begin with she wasn’t very happy with having her photos taken but Graham was great with her and managed to entertain her which ended up us getting some brilliant and beautiful photos. Would definitely recommend Graham and cannot wait to have our next session with him. Genuinely really lovely guy.”
“I used Graham a few years ago for my jewellery portfolio and still to this day I get compliments / bookings and orders based on his photos. DIY mobile phone pics are OK but nothing like a professional photograph… a professional service with a smile and good banter. Would definitely use Graham again, worth every penny!”
“Thank you very much for a most enjoyable and relaxed shoot. You made me feel very comfortable and interpreted my views and thoughts very well especially as you knew I was not comfortable in front of camera. I also learnt a lot too about how to get more out of shoot and better ways to stand pose etc. The two samples you sent me are fantastic really captured the feel of what I was looking for! wow!”
“Absolutely fantastic results! Graham’s pictures were perfect and if I’m being honest, better than any results I’ve had before. They were so good that I’ve actually written a review about how good they were and I’ve never done that before! Use him now before he becomes a world famous photographer!”
“When I started setting up my own coaching business, I realised that I would need to have my photo on my website and social media. Only one problem: I HATE having my photo taken! But Graham instantly put me at ease, helped me to relax in front of the camera and made sure that I was happy with the pictures. He was professional and friendly throughout, and even made it an enjoyable experience. I am so pleased with the resulting photographs. I hope you like them too!”
“Graham came and did a photo shoot yesterday for me my partner and our 6 month old bundle of joy in our home in Kent. Having just seen the photos I can say he has done a wonderful job, capturing our son’s character and our sense of loving family in his shot. Graham was a true professional allowing our son to play, sleep and rest when he needed to, not forcing him to do any poses or positions he didn’t want but capturing the moments we see everyday but in a way I have never seen before. I’ve just looked at his wedding photos and they are truly amazing, we will certainly be asking him back for our wedding”
“Graham is an excellent photographer, we visited him recently for some children’s fine art styled portraits. We were very pleased with the results, highly recommend!”
“Truly a wonderful experience having Graham, such a professional photographer, come to our home and work exceptionally hard to capture amazing photos of our baby boy. As I had moved from south east London to Kent I was very pleased he could accommodate us and still come to our family home for the shoot. I’ve seen the sneak peak and I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for the personal shots I know will have the same stunning style. Thanks so much for capturing my son’s 6 month birthday for us to remember forever xxx”
“I contacted Graham to do a photoshoot for a singing project and he discussed with me what i was looking for and gave me advice on what kind of shots would look good. We met up and he immediately put me at ease about what the day would consist of. I didn’t feel at all nervous and he made the whole thing go so smoothly and professionally. Graham has a very warm and witty personality and this makes for such an easy working relationship as he constantly puts you at ease and makes you laugh. He is a very talented photographer and i was very impressed with the photos he took of me and i will definitely use him again!”
I chose Graham after looking at his gallery, his work looks very professional but still natural. He made us feel really comfortable and put us at ease. It’s a lovely local studio and he didn’t make us feel rushed even when the little one wasn’t cooperating, he was really patient with our baby. He made us feel very safe and relaxed and the photographs really show that, I’m so happy with them. I can’t wait to see what my wedding photos turn out like. I now know we are in safe hands and he is worth every penny.
“Graham produced all of my Actors headshots and produced all of the posters for my current Film project. He did a fantastic job and look forward to using him again next time.”
“From the moment myself & my partner arrived at the studio with our new born baby boy, Graham was very welcoming and understood exactly what kind of pictures we wanted. He understood our circumstances as we both were not used to being infront of a camera but put us both at ease and helped us relax into the session. He made sure that the studio was at adequate temperature for our baby who was the star of the show and was very good at calming him down by using some old tricks that he previously used on his family when they were that age. I felt assured that Graham knew what he was doing and acted professional throughout the entire session. He politely offered us drinks and made sure we took any breaks if needed to, worked at our pace and did not rush the session at all. Our photographs came out incredible and we were really shocked at the quality and hard work Graham put into each photograph. Graham really did provide a personalised experience which we will always remember and we look forward to working with him in the future. I cannot recommend Graham Baker Photography enough and the photo shoot was worth every penny.”
“Thank you Graham for an enjoyable day on Saturday! Graham is very approachable and makes you feel very comfortable in front the camera. He is very professional and is a great photographer! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the photos from Saturday! The couple I have seen are great and I am very pleased with them. Thanks again Graham your Fab! “
“Graham took beautiful pictures of my two children he captured them looking very natural, happy and content. The atmosphere was relaxed at his studio and the children were happy to have there photos taken which is shown in the lovely pictures. We throughly enjoyed our morning with Graham and would recommend him to our friends and family.”
“I needed to have some headshots produced for my 14 year old niece for her acting portfolio. I was really impressed with the way Graham works and how he put my niece at ease throughout the whole shoot so much that she really enjoyed the experience of being photographed. The session was good value for money and we now have plenty of photos to choose from and this is the hard part as all the photos are stunning. Each photo speaks a thousand words and captures her perfectly which is exactly what you need for a portfolio as you are competing with other young actors. We will be using Graham again and I will be recommending him to others.”
“If you are looking for a photographer to take beautiful shots of your children, then Graham’s your man! He captured beautiful shots of our children in his studio and in Oxleas woods too. My children felt at ease with him and I found him to be easy to talk to; and I pre warned him that my son may not play ball, but thankfully Graham took him under his wing and made him feel comfortable. We were lucky to find a great family portrait photographer so close to our home in Bexley borough. He is very talented and would definitely use him in the future. Highly recommend!”
“Absolutely outstanding. Graham took photos of our little Ella at two weeks and the results have been brilliant. Graham was so professional, friendly, and great with Ella. He managed to keep Ella at ease throughout and even gave us a couple of tips to help with the sleepless nights. We could not be any happier with the service and photos that we received. Would not hesitate in recommending Graham to take photos of your newborn and we look forward to returning to Graham throughout the years for him to catch moments of Ella growing up. “
“Graham worked with our family to produce a frankly stunning selection of photographs. Not only did he manage to get the best shots out of everyone, he also managed to capture the personality of each family member as well as the overall family dynamic. Considering most of the family previously considered themselves non-photogenic, this was no mean feat! He showed great depth of knowledge, considerable skill, and a very easy going style. I would have no hesitation in recommending him for any personal photography needs, and I am looking forward to working with him on commercial photographs in the future”
I believe ‘fine art’ is about creating work that is more than just a representation of the subject. It’s about defining something with more artistic impression, atmosphere and that evokes an authentic emotion. It’s also about creating something with a tangible and intrinsic value. Something that should be seen physically, printed and displayed in your home; and to be appreciated as you would in an art gallery.
Being contemporary is about, keeping abreast with changing attitudes and modern values; and classical is about applying proven ideas that are comforting and consistent to you – Timeless
MINDSET & ATTITUDE
"I approach my work with the ethos that photography is more than just pointing and shooting; it’s an art form and I strive to make my art the best it can be. It’s about understanding light, composition, colour and style; it’s about understanding equipment and their capabilities to create or extend our vision. It’s also about being dependable, connecting with people and building trust; ultimately, it’s about capturing your story and creating memories that are emotive, comforting and personal to you… It’s 'your' Art of Photography."
My Family & Me.
Ok, a few quickfire loves, values, likes and thoughts (of my own, from my family, friends & others) that make up the ingredients of me...
- Family and friends come first.
- I don’t watch the news or read newspapers, yet I still know what’s going on in the world!
- Strong Belgium beers are a good way to bribe me!
- Self confident not arrogant.
- I don't watch reality shows. Real life is so much more fun!
- Building lego with my kids!
- Always setting intentionally high standards for myself.
- Books about personal development
- Humility, loyalty and honesty are what I respect most in a person.
- Sci Fi Movie Geek... But still happy to watch 'Love Actually' with the Mrs!
- Always looking to evolve and improve my personal development.
- Being out with the dog and keeping active!
- Strive to be thoughtful and take time to understand your needs.
- Watchful of the details; organised, dependable and adaptable.
- If I'm going to do something then I do it 100%
- Anything and everything to do with photography and video.
- Not a morning person!
- If you don't take care about yourself first, you've nothing to give the ones you love.
- SANDS Charity