Hi, I’m Adam de-Ste-Croix, the photographer behind Sainte Croix Photography. I am currently based in Fareham, Hampshire (where I grew up) and also with my girlfriend in Newbury, West Berkshire (at some point this will become one place, if I’m lucky!). I am a dreamer with a vivid imagination and despite my school teacher saying this wasn’t good these traits have given me a rewarding career and my own business which I love!
Travel and adventure has always been a big passion in life from when I was a kid discovering Disney’s Marco Polo book, then into my earlier career as an Engineer travelling the world which later led to me exploring distant places as an adventurer carrying out self-planned expeditions; something I still make time for now.
Exploring new places led to me creating storytelling photography to send home, telling tales of distant places and interesting people. Wanting to show the true atmosphere of the moment taught me to observe life, people and to study light. I began all this in the 90’s, before digital, so learned photography the hard way! I learnt the importance of capturing and connecting moments to create photographic stories; and also that a friendly smile makes new friends. This all adds up to how I have created emotive storytelling wedding photography.
I am so happy to be photographing so many amazing weddings, mostly close to Hampshire but also around the country and so far extending as far as Rome. The travels adventures haven’t stopped either, always taking a month out to roam around Europe in a self-built camper van. I also do photography training, talks for Sony at professional photography conferences and run a group of 1300+ professional photographers.
I’ve now added rock climbing to the list so will be looking to incorporate this into travels and maybe photography. Any rock climbers getting married? Let’s do your wedding photography on a real high, let’s move mountains.