Staffordshire Wedding Photographer Adam Lowndes
Hey! I’m Adam.
I live in the heart of the Potteries (Stoke-on-Trent) with Cera my fiancée and our miniature dachshund, Juno. I’m not a certified giant but will make most people look small at 6ft 7″. I’m super energetic and positive
almost all of the time. I love a lot of things but films and music are my most cherished.
Other Things I Love!
culture ~ pizza ~ dogs ~ Back to the Future ~ rum ~ Sufjan Stevens ~ travelling ~ retro video games ~ time well spent ~ cooking ~ Mary Poppins ~ halloumi ~ live music ~ Polaroid/Instax cameras ~ Bon Iver ~ being outdoors ~ Sci-Fi ~ up-cycling ~ gardening ~ oatcakes ~ singing in my car ~ storytelling podcasts ~ theatre ~ churros ~ chopping firewood ~ intentionality
Into The Wild
“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”
Chris McCandless aka Alexander Supertramp
My Love Story
And that Juno is how I met your mother.
As a teenager I spent many hours watching romantic cinema including Garden State, Lost in Translation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Cinema Paradiso to name a few. Although my mind has been heavily corrupted by the amount of Zach Braff I have endured, I have always been a hopeless romantic at heart.
In a somewhat impromptu moment, I decided to drive almost 2 hours to meet a girl I hardly knew. Several incredible and testing years later we now share a miniature dachshund (sausage dog) and a home together.
As well as having our own interests, we share a common love for Disney/Pixar films and singing our favourite musical hits together.
She said “yes” in early 2019 and now we’re planning our own special day. I’m finding it very strange being on the other side.
4 Films Which Changed My Life
I’m all about sharing. These are not my top 4 films but 4 films which have had a profound effect on my personality. I’m sure you’ve seen one or two but if you haven’t seen the others then I urge you to check them out. If you’re super into films then you can check out my ramblings and top 50 films..
My Wedding Photographer Story
People are often curious about how I ended up doing such an incredible job.
To tell the truth, unbeknownst to me at the time, I can now see the blind choices I was making in my life to lead me to a point where I became the perfect fit for this dream job. So I guess you could say my life was always leading here and maybe one day it’ll lead some place else but I’m eternally grateful for where I am right now.
On my 9th birthday I received my first point and shoot camera. Then years later as I was coming of age I spent a lot of time embedded in the skateboard and music scene. Slowly learning through each new experience which built the foundational blocks of my art. Some tropes from these times can still be seen in my work now. An obsession with wide angles for extreme points of view in my portraits and the atmosphere in my dance floor photographs all have features which I developed whilst coming of age years.
In 2009 I had the amazing opportunity to go to America and work for the whole Summer as a Photographer at a Jewish sports camp. I went with an ego so big I was surprised it even fit on the plane. Needless to say I came back firmly in my place having learnt more about myself and photography in 10 weeks than I had in the previous 10 years.
The following year my first wedding enquiry came in. My sister and brother in-law to be asked me to photograph their wedding. I recruited two friends to share the load of the day and we formed the first and only photography trio I have ever seen at a wedding. The photographs were a massive success and the wedding photography bug had firmly bitten me.
Fast forward to present day and I’m now a full-time wedding photographer working all over the UK. To say I’m happy with the way my life has panned out is an understatement. I live a dream life and it’s all thanks to the amazing couples who book me every year.
Changes in my Work
Over the years my photography style and focus has definitely been through a lot of changes.
The fast paced action of weddings was my original draw and trying to create conceptually beautiful photographs was always my aim when it came to the portraits.
Now my focus is entirely on people and how I can get them to release the extra 10% of their personality. Realising the feeling surrounding the photograph was more important than the look has been one of my biggest learnings.
Getting on is Key
Do I sound like the kind of person you’d get on with?