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My Story

For nearly ten years I have been photographing people, products, property, weddings and much more with Neil Bankhurst Photography and Precious Wedding Shots, both my own companies, as well as training people on how to get great shots (with Neil Bankhurst Photography plus The Photo Academy) and how to start their own businesses (not just photography businesses either).

Within this time I have become a member of The Guild of Photographers, The Association of Photographers and The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) as well as won the Theo Paphitis #SBS on Twitter, getting to meet the man himself too, and #KingOf on Twitter. 

Currently studying a BA (Hons) in Photography at The Northern School of Art.

After living in various locations across the UK, I am now based in the North East of England and although the prices are based for local work I am happy to travel if required.

Neil Bankhurst Photography Commercial Photography as Purple Aura Images


"A purple aura means creativity, ideas, and enlightenment."

Why Purple Aura ?

A google search will tell you a number of things about a 'Purple Aura'...

'Those with a purple aura seemed to be precisely tuned in on the thoughts, feelings, and even auras of those around them'

'Psychic abilities'

'​Have that emotional connection to people that makes you stand out'

'With an endless capacity for personal and spiritual growth, the secretive purple aura is a powerful one'

'Those who possess a purple aura function almost as antennas for the people around them, absorbing all the information'

'The innate desire to be helpful by Purples makes them a powerful asset in the workplace'

'Sensitive, caring and honest, Purples use their unique abilities for good even to the point of self-sacrifice'

'Those with purple energy possess both knowledge and intuition, they can usually see and recognize the “bigger picture” of any situation'

'Those with a Purple Aura also exhibit a high degree of originality when it comes to innovative thoughts and progressive ideas'

'They are highly intuitive, creative, and passionate'

'The world is their oyster — and they are here to make a big impact on it'

'Those with purple auras are able to tap into their imagination like none other!'

'They are the gateways to other worlds and fresh ideas!'

'Overall, those with purple auras are intuitive, mysterious, and born to shine'.....

Famous people with Purple Auras - 'Oprah Winfrey, Elvis Presley, George Lucas and Hugh Jackman'

This is why I chose the name - Purple Aura Images will work with you, get to know you and your business and most of all be adaptable, creative, brand aware, customer focused; we listen, chat, get to know your business and it's staff plus the customers, the product, your vision, mission and values in order to get you images that are fresh, new, exciting, creative, unique and above all photos that will get your business to the next level and not to stop there. We go the extra mile for you and your business - it's that 'Purple Aura' approach.

Purple Aura Images is part of Neil Bankhurst Photography.

Let's do business.

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