About Bev Downie
So you are thinking about booking me to photograph your wedding – that is brilliant! I can’t wait to meet you and to hear all about your plans for your wedding day. Perhaps you might like to know who I am and what makes me tick? I began photographing weddings and portraits as a full-time career in 2006 and I have been doing so ever since. I love it! For a number of years I shot alongside my husband, Barrie Downie but now I am working for myself. The results speak for themselves – I achieved an Honorary Fellow of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers and I have judged and spoken internationally as well as winning many awards for my wedding and portrait photography.
Every wedding is so different, I adore seeing the dress for the first time, I’ll sing the hymns, mix with your guests and have a laugh with them, I’ll shed a tear at the speeches, boogie with Grandad and at the same time capture your day through the eyes of a professional photographer who understands what it takes to produce amazing images.
I have lived just outside of Chichester in West Sussex for fifteen years and I count myself blessed to live in such a beautiful area. I’m a country girl at heart and I love photographing weddings and portraits in the South of England. I have photographed weddings in Italy and France as well as travelling extensively in the UK but as a Sussex wedding photographer I am now concentrating on photographing weddings closer to home.
What an I not? I am not a shouty, bossy photographer who will take over your day or make you pose for hours on end. I might not be the coolest, trendiest person on the planet but I’d like to think I am good at helping people to relax and enjoy the experience.
Aside from photography, my great loves are Gillie my gorgeous black labrador; archery; great white sharks; wine and of course chocolate but most of all I love meeting people and sharing my passions with them.