About the company
Lovegrove consulting is a small company with a big profile; a player on the world stage working from a converted farm in Somerset. Their enthusiastic verve is creatively driven. The foundation for the team’s success comes from a continuing education in photographic and business skills. Damien has never stopped learning and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to pass on.
The Lovegroves burst onto the wedding scene back in 2000 with a ‘shoot from the hip’ approach – often with the camera in one hand and a flashgun in the other. “Whilst shooting news all over the country for the BBC in the early 90’s, I’d worked alongside some of the finest Fleet Street photographers” Damien declares, “and if they could shoot that way then so could we.” It wasn’t conventional practice at a wedding but it worked very well indeed. Lovegrove Weddings took just two years to get to the top. “This created a bit of a storm at the time” recalls Damien. Despite their maverick image in the early days, the Lovegrove approach remains strict and professional.
“It is no surprise that success at the very top of their industry has come so quickly to the Lovegroves. They are a winning combination with a recipe for success.” – Professional Photographer magazine
Damien learned his trade as a cameraman and lighting director during 14 years at the BBC, working on programmes such as the Clothes Show, Top of the Pops and Casualty. Days off from filming were often spent taking photographs for a variety of top name clients including Peugeot, Motorola, and Adidas.
Then Julie made an entrance in his life and he realised that photography wasn’t the only thing he was passionate about! She comes a very close second (yes, that is a joke) and anyone who has met Damien can’t fail to be inspired and motivated by his enthusiasm for his second career. So much so that once you get him started on a subject it’s hard to shut him up…
Fifteen years on, Damien has become one of the foremost trainers of photography and entrepreneurial business strategies in our industry. A published writer and regular columnist, Damien has also traveled the globe sharing his knowledge and expertise.
For more information, ideas, advice and inspiration, please visit Damien’s blog: www.prophotonut.com
For Damien’s training workshops and online shop, please visit www.lovegroveconsulting.com