The purpose of this page is to give you the chance to get to know me a little bit better.
I am in my late 30’s and have been a keen photographer for several years before it became my full time job. Photography started out as a hobby and I never intended it to become a career, but then friends began asking me to photograph their weddings. At first I declined, as all photographers know that weddings are one of the most stressful events to be involved in, but one friend in particular was persistent and in the end I conceded.
That was in 2003 and I have never looked back. Whilst I admit that on my first wedding I was probably more nervous than the bride, I soon began to enjoy being such an integral part of the day, and felt honoured to be allowed to witness many intimate moments that guests all so often miss. I see my job as being to capture moments that represent all elements of the wedding day, as there are many elements that not everyone is privileged enough to see. As my wedding business grew so did the portrait side of things because my wedding customers just kept having more babies! Soon I realised that I couldn’t keep up with both areas of my business and in 2009 decided to specialise in photographing children, especially babies in their first year and New Borns.
This area of my business has grown so much and gives me such great pleasure – you might start out having a grumpy day but all you need is for a ten week old baby to give you a big grin and you can’t help but smile for the rest of the day. And lets face it , you can’t frown for long when you’re watching a baby on his / her first birthday smash a cake so much that we all end up wearing a bit! ☺
I must confess that one of the reasons I enjoy photography so much is because I am such a terrible subject - I am much more comfortable behind a camera rather than in front of one!
It's great to get a call from a former bride to tell me that's she's pregnant, doing Maternity portraiture is incredibly rewarding and is a fantastic record of the family growing and developing, as well as capturing the excitement of the couple prior to the birth of their children.
Most of my Portrait work is studio based, but weather permitting I also love to do environmental work where the subjects can be photographed in their garden or local park.
Even though photography has become a career for me it is still a hobby; you'll often find me out in the countryside photographing everything from squirrels to seascapes. I still get a great deal of pleasure taking photos for fun and have many photographic ambitions that I'm yet to achieve.
In addition to photography I also love to be outdoors, I enjoy water skiing, horse riding and walking. I also love to relax in my garden during summer months and enjoy nothing more than relaxing in the sun with a good book or whipping up a BBQ for friends.
Anyway, that's enough about me for now. I just wanted to give you an insight into who I am as a person. I think it's very important in my line of work for everyone to feel comfortable in each others company, so now you know a little more about me. Hopefully I'll get the opportunity to meet you too, so don't be shy, if you have any questions or queries please don't hesitate to get in touch.