To be able to give you the pivotal moment I picked up a camera for the first time and realised my dreams of being a photographer, wouldn’t be exact as I actually do not remember it. I have memories of constantly taking pictures when I was young, every holiday I would insist on taking my disposable, send off the film as soon as I was home and eagerly await the return of my prints a few weeks later in the post. I have fond memories of my grandad showing me his latest camera and I was awe of him and his latest gadget, purchasing my first SLR Nikon FM2 and developing my own images in the dark room which is the most magical process.
I guess I just feel like I have lived and breathed capturing images, taking the essence of something beautiful, a moment in time and documenting it forever just seems magical to me, almost precious.
I studied photography at The University of Hertfordshire, where I successfully gained my BaHons. Like most young ambitious photography students I expected to be shooting the cover of Vogue within a year! I began working in London assisting in the fashion and food photography industry for a number of years, travelling across the world and working with some of the most amazing and inspiring photographers and met some amazing people in the process. It was at this point in my life I learnt the most, understanding light and polishing my technique.
Throughout my time working in London I would moonlight as a wedding photographer at weekends picking up the odd job for friends and family. I was then approached by a local very well established photographer to shoot for him, this became quite regular and my passion for wedding photography just blossomed. A wedding is such a special day and to be honoured with the job of documenting such a beautiful moment between two people in front of their friends and family is so wonderful.
Fast forward 10 years and here I am today, 10 years later after starting my own business as a photographer, I can happily say I love my job, I am truly grateful to all my families, brides and grooms, past, present and future, for giving me the opportunity to document your memories for you to cherish forever.