Your Presenters

Andy Gaines

York, UK


Andy is a rockstar-turned-photographer who strives to bring the awesome to every wedding. A proud northern boy, based in the historic city of York, Andy has shot weddings around the globe, always coming home to his gorgeous kids and wife. Now a multi award winning photographer, he was named as one of the Top 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography in the world by the influential Rangefinder Magazine, has received numerous prestigious international awards and was 2015 Wedding Photographer of the Year at The Wedding Industry Awards.

Andy co-founded NineDots in 2014 along with Adam, Rahul and Mick to change the face of wedding photography education in the UK by hosting a collaborative workshop, and on the back of the success of the workshop we devised the NineDots Gathering, which we hosted for the first time in 2015 and received amazing feedback. This year we’re back with another world conquering lineup of speakers and ping pong and partying!


Gathering Host

As a co-founder of NineDots Andy will be hosting the Gathering along with Adam, Rahul and Mick.

Mini - Masterclass

TWIA Winners Image Critiques

Andy won The Wedding Industry Awards (TWIA) Wedding Photographer of the Year in 2016, and will be joining forces with the 2013 and 2014 TWIA winner Ross Harvey, and 2016 TWIA winner Adam Johnson to perform a unique live panel critique in the mini-masterclass zone. Get a unique insight into how Adam, Andy and Ross see images, and how they have all won awards with an insane attention to detail in how they shoot.