About Me

I am Andrew Millard (Millard Photography!) and I have been a full-time professional Photographer since 2004, and whilst based in Bournemouth, Dorset, I  cover all surrounding areas within Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire, plus I get commissioned to cover Weddings UK wide. (This year I am off to Ibiza!!)

Before venturing into professional photography I spent my post graduate years working as a Project Manager in an aerospace company.  This has set me up perfectly well for managing weddings.  Scheduling your day and managing the time in-between the key elements of the day is essential – a lost 10 minutes here and there really adds up and can have knock on affects later on in the day.  Of course people hire me to photograph their Wedding but I also ensure that everything else is falling into place.  This way you will flow through your special day knowing you don’t need to rushed.  I am also able to gather wedding guests in an manner that makes everyone feel relaxed, but strong enough for it to happen!

I started my professional photography journey after taking a year out from full time employment.  I spent the year travelling with my girl friend (now wife) around Asia, Australasia and finally Canada.

During that time I spent hours with my camera, on boats, climbing hills, mornings watching sunrise and sunset, underwater photography on the Great Barrier Reef, standing on snow covered mountains and so it went on.

On my return I had one thing in mind – that is when Millard Photography started.

A few years on I now have a young family of three Children which keeps me somewhat busy in my time off and we enjoy days at the beach and New Forest.  When they are a little older they will have to fit into Wedding Season holidays (winter!) so I expect we will be off snow boarding lots.

I probably should carry on explaining all the fun stuff I do outside of photography, but to be honest I still get very excited about shooting Weddings, so much so, I don’t need another hobby!  11 years ago my hobby became my job and now I’m still doing it!  I’m a lucky lad!

As mentioned on my home page I am very proud to be a recommended Parley Manor Wedding Photographer, and this is my sixth year as a Parley Manor Partner.  I am also recommended at Dudsbury Golf, Hotel and Spa plus the Oceana Group of Hotels (The Cumberland Hotel, Suncliff and Cliffeside).  One thing to note is that you don’t get recommended by these fabulous venues without being good!

I have a relaxed and informal approach to Wedding Photography, and as such I am able to capture what’s happening in the most natural way.  I carry two cameras at all times so when I need to stand back and observe I use one set up and when I need to get in on the close up action I am there too.

It is important to get to know your wedding photographer as you will undoubtedly spend a fair bit of time with them on your most important day.  Therefore I hold consultations in my studio so you can meet me as much as review my photographs.