A native of the beautiful county of Cornwall in the far South West of the UK, Lee Searle’s successful rise to the Photographic elite is not unsurprising, given the relentless pursuit of perfection he has for his craft. Lee soon decided to fulfil his own destiny and, upon venturing out on his own in 2006, he has been what he calls ‘a willing passenger’ on this particular success train.
With an already established and highly regarded career, Lee has travelled internationally and regularly finds himself shooting in various parts of the Globe, but home, as they say, is where the heart is and Lee’s heart, is firmly rooted within Cornwall, which, in spite of his relentless schedule, remains his base today.
Lee began photographing at the tender age of 18. Although Lee and his team are highly in demand for his freelance work, successfully being booked to work with major organisations, Sainsbury’s the BBC and the National Trust to name a few.
It’s his enthusiasm for shooting weddings that strikes him apart. Recently, Lee was critically acclaimed by a leader within the field who said. “It is Lee’s enthusiasm that has allowed him to pursue his own personal contemporary documentary wedding style, which is very quickly marking him as ‘one to watch”.
Taking his inspiration from many of the classic contemporaries, Lee lives to photograph weddings and sees it as a privilege and honour to be involved in such an intimate day. He says “I simply want my pictures to tell the true story of the wedding day, no fuss, just my clients, their families and their true emotions, trust is the absolute key”.
With his characteristic variety of mood and tone so evident in his work, Lee’s wedding photographs organically combine the sensitivity and vulnerability of his subjects with his ability to bring out their often uninhibited and natural personalities. Be it a portrait for a national editorial or the capture of a spontaneous moment. Lee will ensure that your day will always be remembered.
Lee’s photographic style, coupled with his unique sense of humour, honesty and demand for perfection is growing meteorically. A published author, seminar leader and true professional “It is in Lee’s photographical work that his personality and character emerge. His images are a triumph of what is seen over what is not. Rather, by what is said. His sought after images ultimately, reveal the warmth and humanity of someone whose work is his life-long passion…”
It is worth noting that due to his rising profile and international commitments, Lee and his team only able to accept 20 private wedding dates for his wedding calendar during 2013, with Lee’s services highly in demand, it is fair to say that the opportunity to work with Lee and his team is limited to say the least.