Rob Bromehead is the proprietor and principal photographer of Trupix Photography and has been making beautiful images for over 3 decades.
Please find below a profile of Rob Bromehead as appears on the Society of Wedding and Portrait photographers.
Describe your photography style?
I love to create timeless images that create an emotion for the viewer.
What are your greatest strengths?
With photographing 100s of weddings I have an experience of a wedding day that no Bride and Groom, or their guests have. Knowing when to be a silent shadow quietly documenting, when to lead or advise, and even when not to take photographs but to help the couple in another way is something I believe is amongst my greatest strengths.
How long have you been a photographer?
I've been a photographer for 30 years, and this has been my full time profession for 8 years.
How did you get started?
I photographed a few weddings at the age of of 17 whilst studying photography at colledge, however my Full Time business - Trupix, started trading in digital cameras and photographic equipment in 2004. Although the business was successful, job satisfaction was low , I re-studied photography for a while whilst running my retail business at Sheffield's Nikon academy. I moved over the business to photography, originally opening a studio in 2007 taking any job. Now 95% of my business is wedding related photography.
Your key skills and abilities?
The manipulation of light is probably my key skill. I love natural light, but have developed skills in balancing natural light with flash, and also the use of flash for any given situation. Im also a great communicator, I am able to work fast, and keep to timings.
Describe your personality?
Having taken a recent personality questionnaire it appears I have a Choleric personality type, which is described here : “The good thing about being a choleric is that you are a born leader. You possess qualities like being active, dynamic, decisive, strong willed, self sufficient, independent, unemotional, and not discouraged easily. You are a person exuding with confidence and you can run almost anything.”
What geographic areas do you cover?
I work mostly within a 75 mile radius of Sheffield, but can easily be persuaded to take jobs further afield. If I work out of my area its normally for a couple who I have been recommended to from a previous wedding.
What particular venues do you like?
The venues I like most are friendly and share my belief that this is the couples special day and will fall over themselves to make it stress and hassle free. This in my opinion is more important than a grand staircase, or an award winning garden. Of course the best venues have it all :-)
Who or what inspires you?
Every time I see a great photograph that touches me somewhere inside I am inspired. I love art, nature, and people, and photographs which have all three are my favorites.
What success have you had in photography (competitions - qualifications)?
I have achieved the ASWPP Standard and am very pleased with this as I am the only wedding photographer in South Yorkshire to have achieved this level.
I have also had a few images awarded the Highly Commended Status in the Reportage Wedding Photography Category.
In 2014 I won first place in "Their Big Day" competition. The competition was for all professional photographer in the UK and the idea was to sum up a wedding in just one image.
Photographic training and education?
I originally studied 0-level photography at college back in the 80s, then an access course in 2007 for which I achieved a merit or a distinction for every piece of work I undertook.
In 2013 have achieved the level LSWPP and then in 2015 I achieved the ASWPP level. At the time of writing I am the only photography in South Yorkshire to achieve this level.
Your interests other than photography?
I love my wife of 24 years very much and enjoy all the time we spend together. We enjoy together, theatre, walks, our two children and also looking after our three grandchildren. ( Im starting to sound old, Im a young 47 )
My guestbook can be viewed at http://www.trupix.co.uk/guestbook.html
If you had a tagline, what would it be?
improvisation is an imaginative act (or practice)
What are your future plans?
To keep studying, keep learning, keep developing and keep creating images that my clients love.
If you have found the right partner to marry, maybe you have now found the right man to photograph your Big Day.