Hi there, my name’s Adam Hillier and I am a Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk Wedding Photographer based just outside Beccles, not far from the Norfolk, Suffolk border. I live with my wife Lucy (that’s us on our wedding day above, thanks James Rouse for the pic!), daughter Edie, dog George and cat Tigger in the beautiful rural setting of Mutford. Having been a wedding photographer since 2012 and also a groom myself in 2015, I know that hiring a photographer goes beyond the cost of the package and the quality of the photos; you actually have to like the photographer as a person too, after all you’ll be spending a lot of time with them in close proximity to you on the day. So you probably want to know a bit about me as a person.
Well first and foremost I am pretty laid back. It takes a lot to get me riled up and most tricky situations I’ve found can be solved with a joke and a smile, much to my wife’s annoyance. I am pretty easy to get on with and not bad in a crisis and I’ve been told by previous clients I had a pretty calming effect on them on the day; I’m not entirely sure I know how that happens, but I guess it’s a good thing. Oh and one more crucial thing I think it’s important to say is I do not like having my photo taken. I find it awkward and uncomfortable and I often look at pictures of me and comfort myself my job is to take the pictures and not be in them. It’s pretty much this that drives the whole way I approach shooting a wedding. I shoot how I would like to be shot (with a camera of course :-). So if you are the kind of people who cringe at the idea of a photographer coercing you into awkward and unnatural poses and being asked to gaze into each other’s eyes and think about your futures together (I actually heard of a photographer using that line before, no joke), then trust me, I’m with you on this. I can’t think of anything worse to be frank. However, if you like the idea of having a laid back friendly chap come along and document your day without getting in the way or taking over, then I’m your man!
My background in Photography stems from one of my other great loves; travelling. I don’t get to travel as much as I’d like to these days, even less so now we have a cute little bundle of joy to keep us busy! But back in the day I used to get around a fair bit, starting with a year long adventure in South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand when I was 18. I left home with two good buddies and a 3.2 megapixel point and shoot camera and even though it went through batteries quicker than I went through socks and looking back the quality was shocking, it did allow me to document my travels. It also ignited my passion for photography; specifically a love of shooting people (again, with a camera of course ;-) ).
Fast forward some 13 years and I’m lucky enough to say that passion grew into a career and now I get to do what I love for a living. It’s been a good few years now since I officially turned professional and I have been lucky enough to shoot some great weddings at fantastic venues. My love for capturing people at their most natural is what drives me and weddings are never short on some wonderful genuine moments of emotion. I get a great buzz when I’ve finished a wedding and can go home and review what I’ve taken that day (well ok, it may take until the next day to do the review, I’m normally pretty tired after a full day at a wedding, but you get the gist).
But enough about me! I’d love to hear from you about your wedding day. Drop me a line via my contact form and I’ll be happy to arrange a little get together so you can tell me about your day! Or if you’d like to see some of my work check out some of my latest weddings or my highlights gallery.