After many years of travel and working in Miami with people from all countries and cultures, it was under American skies in 1999 when Kristie and Brett first met. From that day forth, their own love story spiralled into a marriage, a business and an expanding family. It became their dream to work together creating a career that reflects their passion for both family and photography, whilst maintaining a distinct vision on how the the Harkness brand would progress. In 2001 that dream became their reality and as 2o16 has now begun, that success is very much growing with every passing day. Brett is now highly regarded and certainly one of the best Manchester family photographers working today.
Selecting a photographer to capture some of the most special times with your family is an important decision. As well as expertise and artistic talent, you also need someone who understands how to make the session a really memorable occasion for you & your family. A lifestyle or portrait shoot with Brett & Kristie Harkness is truly a unique experience. Brett understands that people photograph best when they are relaxed and so the shoot can take place either in the studio or out on location. Be it in your own home, down by the river or on the beach. It can happen wherever you feel most comfortable. Brett utilises setting, lighting, colour, mood & scenery to make the photographs come alive. He has a rare talent for capturing people at their natural best. You will also be taken care of by Kristie , who’ll take time to understand what you want from your very personal lifestyle shoot. Looking after the finer details on the day, Kristie ensures that Brett captures those all important moments working together as a team.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY ABOUT US..
“Kristie and Brett , You are simply amazing, fantastic, uniquely gifted and kind.Thank you for the great job you have done so far with our family pictures. The kids keep asking if we can do it again! We are bathing in a happy feeling right now. ”
In a nutshell, it can take place anywhere you want! In any part of the country! We can shoot a more "portrait" looking image in our own studio or you may want to take the shoot to the beach or park, or even a walk in the forest and bring the dogs too!
Usually myself and Kristie but if Kristie isn't available I will bring another assistant along.
If you choose to go outside for the shoot then ofcourse if its raining too much then we may have to reschedule the shoot. otherwise we say bring some wellies and a raincoat and we'll have some great fun!
Don't worry, who does! The way we work will put the whole family at ease. There is no time limit to the shoot and we will not leave until we have captured some beautiful moments. Children can take time to warm to the camera, we don't rush out shoots and wait for the everyone to be on our side!
We can do a face to face viewing at the studio or at your home approximately 3 weeks after your shoot. You can chose from a wide variety of beautiful framing options & albums. If you have decided on the High Res File Collection this will be ready to download 3 weeks after your shoot.