Meet Your Wedding Photographer

About Me

A photo of Wedding Photographer Carl from 166 Photography

Hi. I’m Carl

166 Photography is me, Carl. I live between the city of Lincoln & the Lincolnshire coast, but am available to photograph weddings and portraits throughout Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire & anywhere else you want amazing wedding photography.

I’m married to Lisa, who works with me on many weddings and we have an amazing son called Cooper (named after John Cooper Clarke, no matter what Lisa says). To find out what makes me tick, here are five fun facts about me.

Sound like someone you’d like to hang out with on your wedding day? Why not check if I’m available for your wedding?

DOG LOVER

I have an adorable rescue dog called Stitch (After Lilo & Stitch). She’s a Spanish Podenco who loves to cause mayhem!

MUSIC Geek

I started out photographing music. I’ve photographed lots of bands you will have heard of and some you probably won’t. Some of the bands I have captured over the years include Blur, Motorhead and Ed Sheeran. I love photographing bands. In fact beyond photography, I love everything about music.

Sunday mornings with vinyl playing & good coffee is pretty hard to beat. What’s on my playlist? A massive mixture, but Blur (& Graham Coxon’s solo stuff), Radiohead & some 90’s Hip Hop will be on there somewhere.

Coffee

Few things in life are better than a great coffee. I’m the guy who weighs out the coffee, plays with extraction times and all that. It’s the nearest I’ll ever get to being a scientist.

BEACH PEOPLE (NOT BODS)

Having grown up near the coast (Lisa in Cornwall & me in Lincolnshire) spending time at the beach is always near the top of the “What shall we do” list.

movie nerd

I’ve always been into movies. From the trash of John Waters through to 80’s teen movies (my weakness) and the latest blockbuster.

I love the cinematography of Wes Anderson movies & Kevin Smith’s humour. My favourite ever movies are Chasing Amy & Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Skateboarder

I am a skater. I love everything about it and it is the one thing that has shaped me most as a person. My clothes, the music I like, my photography. It all has a history in skateboarding.

Florence Welsh from Florence & The Machine playing Live in Lincoln

And You May Ask Yourself, well…..

How did I Get Here?

I never wanted to be a wedding photographer. In fact before I photographed my first wedding in 2014, wedding photography was something I told myself I never wanted to do. I was photographing skateboarding and live music, not making much money but waiting for my big break.

Out of the blue, my cousin asked me to photograph her wedding. I told her I really wasn’t a wedding photographer, but she persisted. My uncle then spoke to my Dad (you know how it is in families), I caved and said yes.

I’d photographed world famous musicians. I’d shot from the stage of large music festivals. Yet for some reason, this small wedding in Lincolnshire had me more nervous than ever.

The day arrived and suddenly it all made sense. I photographed the wedding how I photographed bands, documenting things as they happened and not making them pose all day long (which is how wedding photography was in my head). I had an amazing time & realised what I had been missing out on. From that day on, I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to photograph weddings.

Crazy to think the difference a little Lincolnshire wedding can make.