About Lewis and Schofield Photography:
Find out a little more about Lewis & Schofield – Dorset Wedding Photographers ……
Dave Lewis and Seb Schofield are Dorset wedding photographers and have been photographing weddings together for the past nine years, as well as following individual professional paths. They met while studying photography and realised that they had a remarkably similar approach to photography, business and the world in general.
How we work when we photograph weddings…
We find that people respond more naturally to a camera if you get to know them throughout the day. It’s why we put so much energy into this aspect of our work. It also means we get to meet lots of amazing people. We always feel like we are saying goodbye to friends at the end of a day’s shoot and we know we wouldn’t get the shots we do if that weren’t the case.
While all of this is going on we get to be photographers too. The way the light changes, predicting and composing shots. Weddings provide endless opportunities for photography. It’s a fantastic job and we love doing it’.
Wedding photography in Dorset
This is a stunning county. We get to work all over the U.K but the majority of the weddings we photograph are here in Dorset and we love that. There are rolling hills, miles of coast line with amazing beaches and dramatic cliffs, stunning old churches and modern hotels. No two weddings are alike and it really is a county made for amazing weddings. it’s a photographers dream and we really are lucky to live and work here.
We get a lot of couples from London and other parts of the UK who love the idea of getting married in Dorset, looking for Dorset wedding photographers. Often they have had special holidays here or may family connections with the county. We find that a little local knowledge can help enormously with the finer details of the day and we are always happy to throw in ideas about locations and timings and other aspects of planning for the big day.
About Seb and Dave…
Photographers biographies often seem to start with a description of how much they love taking photographs. Just look at Seb’s, that’s exactly the sort of thing I’m talking about. I now earn a living taking photographs and that makes me very happy but there is without doubt life beyond the lens.
I am married to Hannah who is truly remarkable and we have two equally remarkable little girls. Being a photographer is excellent but being husband and daddy to them is even better. We live in a little valley in the middle of somewhere. Sunlight on morning mists, rolling hills and cathedral forests. We have two cats.
I find picking up a guitar is the simplest way to remain sane. I also love making stuff out of old bits of wood. I have a little workshop into which I disappear when I can no longer look at a computer screen.
I walk, run, do yoga, listen to really loud music and stare at the stars whenever possible.
Photography weaves its way through all of the above.
When not shooting weddings I shoot commercially for good people such as GP&J Baker, Mulberry Home Threads, Lee Jofa, Kravet and Brunschwig & Fils.
Dave thinks I’m going to start by telling you how much I love taking photographs……
I’m the eternal student. I love learning and continually strive to improve on what I do.
I originally trained as a gamekeeper, working on the Chatsworth estate in Derbyshire. I then completed my degree in Fine Art Valuation, and subsequently trained as a whole time firefighter, studying photography at Poole Arts College whilst working for the Fire Service.
I have a passion for music and have played drums for the past thirty years (again, still learning – still having lessons). I also photograph music gigs and festivals, which means I get to travel the county and photograph some great musicians and events.
You can also follow my festival page on Instagram @festivalmayhem.
When I’m not photographing you’ll find me either surfing, cycling or on the beach walking my two Boston terriers whilst collecting driftwood. This has turned into a bit of an obsession – even my loo roll holder is made from driftwood!!!!