So who is the man behind the lens?
You obviously want to know the person pointing the camera at you… so here is a bit about me!
I’m Jay Shuttleworth, the owner of REDZ Photography. In 2009, after completing a full career in the Army I decided to pursue my passion in photography and turn it into a full-time venture. I love what I do, all aspects of it, but above all I soon realised my niche was in people photography.
I have tried various streams of photography from Schools to photojournalism covering conflict and trouble spots. I lived in Bangkok for a few months and worked my way across Asia including Cambodia and Laos before returning to the UK in early 2010. Since then I have moved to various locations across the UK before finally settling in Bristol in 2011 and directing all of my efforts towards making REDZ Photography a success.
In the past few years I have had the honour to photograph loads of weddings across the UK including: Bournemouth, Weymouth, Portland, Chard, Swindon, London, Amesbury, Sherbourne, Dorchester, Bulford, Cornwall, Liverpool & Bristol.
All of which have been great fun. The experience I gained as I progressed taught me well, having initially started wedding photography as a second shooter back in 2008, I quickly realised I had the vision, passion and love of photography to create some stunning images.
I attended various courses, used my resettlement grant from the army to fund professional training, started a BA(Hons) Photography degree and invested heavily in equipment and marketing.
I also enjoy passing on my knowledge to others and will always help out newcomers to photography, at present I have two young photographers that I regularly help with training and resources. I believe knowledge should be shared, not hoarded.
I have a good network of photographer friends, both professional and amateur who occasionally provide second shooters at weddings or we try out new ideas and equipment.
I live with my partner Beci and have 3 gorgeous dogs called Bruno, Tara & Max (adopted from German Shepherd Dog Rescue). I am above everything else, human, approachable and will give my all to make your photographic memories more than you could ever dream of.