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Bakers Lodge Studio

About Us

Paul Shrive, Owner

Paul lives in Southport as he has done all of his life and shares his home with his wife, two nutty children, the family cat and a number of outdoor Koi carp (fish).  When he’s not working, he spends time with his family. He has a few vocations under his belt from being a Logistics Manager to working in television as well as being a qualified recording studio engineer, however, there has always been one thing that has been consistent in his life and that is his love of photography.

When asked about his love of the lense, he said, “I really can’t put my finger on why I feel so at home with taking pictures, maybe it’s because I am always wrestling for perfection with the shots I capture or it could be that I’m driven to shoot that ‘moment’ in time that can never be repeated.  It will always be my aim to translate and create an image of what is in the mind of a customer - I want you to be as passionate about the pictures I capture on your behalf just as I am when I’m taking them”.

Matthew Kennedy Ormesher, Principal Photographer

Matthew is the father of four wonderful and very active children who like to keep him on his toes, we are sure he comes to work for a rest !.  He was born and bred in Southport and is still here along with his family. Photography seems to be in the Ormesher bloodline, as his father, Harry Ormesher, was a re-known glamour photographer and Matthew’s brother, Bradley, is a high profile photographer, winning sports photographer of the year for 4 years running.  To that end, this has not come as a surprise to his family that he has decided to turn his hobby into a career.  

He is at his best working with people and loves being able to capture those moments that are special to each and every individual, whether that be shooting at a wedding, christening or in the studio. He is deeply personal in what he produces and everything he creates is delivered from the heart.