My name is Kevin Watkins and I am a full time professional wedding photographer based in West Sussex. With over twenty years of dedicated experience in wedding photography, I offer the perfect blend of both modern and traditional styles.
At the ripe old age of 42, I am happily married with two young children, Ben who is fourteen and Aimee who is ten. We live in a little village called Yapton, situated between Arundel, Chichester, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton in West Sussex. I have always loved photography, so naturally it was my first career choice. At just fifteen I managed to gain a work experience position at a local wedding and portrait studio in Bognor Regis, and having spent a week or so with them I was offered a permanent position when I left school. I spent a couple of years with them, covering all aspects from weddings and portraits to commercial and social events. I then studied at Northbrook College in Worthing to gain the City & Guilds certificate in professional photography before moving on to another studio specialising in commercial and industrial photography. After spending another couple of years there and gaining a vast experience in medium and large format film photography, I felt it was time to go it alone. Initially shooting weddings at the weekends, I progressed to become a full time self employed professional wedding photographer back in 2001.
The industry has changed dramatically in this time, not just in the equipment we use but clients preferring the more informal style of social photography. There are many new faces in the industry these days, but I feel that my vast experience, not only in traditional methods but in the latest digital imaging and processing techniques, allows me to offer the perfect blend of both modern and traditional styles. Wedding photography is my passion, my speciality and so much more than just a job. I truly enjoy every wedding as much as the couple themselves and give absolutely 100% to each and every one of them.
I strongly believe that a wedding should be photographed without compromise, I have a wealth of experience and the latest professional equipment and products to capture your precious memories. I am recommended by some of the most exclusive wedding venues in Sussex including Amberley Castle, Bailiffscourt, The Walled Garden at Cowdray and Upwaltham Barns to name just a few. I am more than happy to photograph civil partnerships and have a separate area of the website devoted to specifically to civil partnership photography.
"Dear Kevin. WOW WOW WOW. just looked at the photos and they are amazing. You managed to capture every detail and each and every picture is alive. Thank you so much for these pictures which will forever tell the story of the most beautiful day of our lives. Not only are the pictures stunning but you personally were so lovely to have around, you were not only professional but lots of fun and very friendly. On such a day it is so important to have a photographer who absolutely knows what to do where to do it and how to do it, just everybody said how charming you were and everybody has commented on the beautiful prints you have produced. We cannot thank you enough! Love Natasha and Andrew"
"Kevin photographed our wedding in September and he was completely brilliant. He arrived promptly in the morning and instantly made us feel at ease. He was friendly to everyone and was never pushy, even when he had to coordinate all the big group shots. We aren’t natural posers at all but he made it seem completely natural. The weather wasn’t great but Kevin knew how to work around it to get amazing shots. He was also great at getting some beautiful natural pictures of the guests when they didn’t know he was there! He stayed later than he needed to and also sent the link to the photos very soon after the wedding which was brilliant. We are so completely thrilled with the finished photos, we can’t stop looking at them. We’d recommend Kevin to everyone. He is everything you would look for in a wedding photographer – professional, friendly, and he really knows how to get the most beautiful pictures. Katherine & Andy"
I really hope you enjoy browsing my website, which I have designed to be fast loading and highly informative. You can be assured that there are no fabricated galleries of friends or models, nothing from training days or from second shooting with another photographer, just real people and their fabulous weddings... photographed by me. If you have any questions regarding my services please feel free to get in touch today.
Here are some links to other wedding suppliers in Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, London and Kent.
Click on the following links to view weddings in Chichester, Bognor Regis & Arundel:
Real wedding highlights from 2013 and 2014, in the order they were photographed at Bartholomew Barn, Bailiffscourt, Mid Sussex Golf Club, Old Thorns Manor, Dorset House, Alexander House, Easthampstead Park, St Wilfrids Hampshire, Random Hall, Bailiffscourt Hotel & Spa, Upwaltham Barns, George Bell House & Vicars Hall, Worthing Dome Cinema, Dorset House Bury, Mercure Brighton Wedding, Spread Eagle Hotel, Findon Manor, Walled Garden, Ockenden Manor, Norfolk Arms, Vicars Hall Chichester, Buxted Park, Felbridge, St Andrews Church Ford, Mannings Heath, Avisford Park Arundel, Upwaltham Barns Wedding, Upwaltham Barns, Arundel Town Hall, Bury Court Barn, Walled Garden, Crouchers, Arundel Town Hall Wedding, Hampshire Wedding, Fitzleroi Barn, Highfield Park, Farbridge, Fitzleroi Barn Wedding, Holy Cross Parish Church in Uckfield, Arundel Town Hall & Fitzleroi Barn, The Barn Tunbridge Wells, Gatton Manor, Old Thorns, White Swan Arundel, Dorset House, Fontwell House Wedding, Upwaltham Barns, Edes House, Heyshott Church, Civil Partnership Bailiffscourt, Arundel Town Hall, Highdown Hotel, Amberley Castle