About Professional Photographer, Chris Freer
I have had an interest in photography since an early age and when I was thirteen I was lucky enough to be bought my first SLR camera and even luckier to have parents that were keen to support my hobby by buying me endless rolls of film. That was nearly twenty-five years ago and now my hobby has turned into a profession.
I moved to the Lake District back in 1999 and was inspired by the beauty of the spectacular and ever changing landscapes. I began exploring and taking numerous photographs; this often involved early morning trips to capture some amazing views that can only be seen at either sunrise or sunset. What better excuse for enjoying the fantastic scenery and to get out on the fells walking or wild camping? I do this whenever the opportunity arises, always with a camera in hand. I feel very privileged to have been able to turn a hobby into a profession and I love capturing those special moments. Being one of my biggest critics, I am constantly striving to provide the highest level of quality service for my clients.
Weddings take up the bulk of my time; however, when the opportunity arises I love the challenge of other types of photography. My portrait photography is mainly studio based, although it’s always nice to get out (especially when the weather is good) for some lifestyle shoots.
I have had commissions from major newspapers such as The Times and The Irish Independent; also my photographs have been used by the BBC and ITV. Some of my high profile clients include Bentley and Pirelli. (I've even had a photo-shoot with the Prime minister!) I have also photographed many events as an official photographer, including rounds of the British Rally Championship, 2012 Olympic events in Cumbria, and even school proms. My work has taken me to Finland and Germany to photograph the World Rally Championship which was a fantastic experience.It’s fantastic to see my work being valued and continuing to evolve and every day I am motivated in many ways to continue doing what I love. Please do get in touch to discuss your needs and what me, and my skills can do for you.