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Wedding Photography

Real Estate Photography

Food Photography

Fashion Photography

Headshot Photography

Looking for passport photography? Unfortunately I do not do that but I recommend Quicksilver Photography

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I am a British man and I have been a photographer since 1986. Originally I wanted to be in a punk rock band but I soon came to realise that I was too unmusical even for this modest desire! A friend told me I should try being a photographer and that this way I could express my art and also get hang out with punk rock bands by photographing them. And so I picked up a cheap Pentax knockoff called a Chinon and a 50 mm lens. I spent several years learning my way around this camera and proceeding Pentax cameras before going to college both in Manchester and London to learn photography. In 1992 I moved to Edinburgh where I studied for a degree in visual communications at Heriot Watt University. I moved to Bellingham in 2001 and have been working as a full-time photographer ever since. Currently as well as being a photographer I am teaching photography through Bellingham Photography Lessons. As for personal work, I tend to concentrate on landscape and particularly urban landscapes. There is nothing I like more than traveling to a large American city and simply walking around soaking in the atmosphere in photographing its buildings. So far my favourite places have been Detroit and Havana in Cuba. Soon I will be going to Chicago and I very much look forward to seeing that exciting American city.

If you’re looking for wedding photography in or around Bellingham that will provide you with images that will truly last a lifetime whilst still leaving you with the financial resources to afford the caterer, the venue and everything else that goes into creating the perfect day, trust Phil Rose to make it happen. Please get in touch for a free, no obligation meeting. I’ll even buy the coffee!

Another area of expertise is portraiture. Whether you need images for a modeling portfolio, demure or rockin’ graduation shots, charming images of your children (they’ll never be this size again!) a family or group portrait or just want to have some pictures of yourself as a treat, why not? Holler and we’ll work out how to immortalize you and yours.

My final main area is in the world of commercial photography in Bellingham and Whatcom county. Whether you are looking for food photography, product images, architectural work or business head shots do please get in touch. I am fully licensed and insured and have a proven track record of providing a first class service to local businesses and press.

If you are interested in learning about photography I teach lessons through a Facebook group that I set up called Bellingham photography lessons and you can find out more about that here.

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