Hearing your email beep then you look down at your phone and it starts with;
“Your photos are absolutely stunning”
“Your work is amazing” & “I love your style.”
I mean, come on!!! Who doesn’t want a job with recognition like this!
I would love to start my story with things like I’ve been photographing since before I could walk, I was born with a camera, but I’d be lying. The truth is I didn’t pick up my first DSLR till 2011, which is even scarier again as I was booked for my first wedding shoot in 2012! I knew instantly this was what I wanted to do! The chance to use my imagination to create stunning images then using different technology and programs in post production to create one-off pieces of artwork! Not to mention the lure of the emotions and the joy every wedding day brings.
If you’re curious about my job before this, you will get a big shock when I tell you I was a welder!! Yes, worlds apart! I always knew I wanted to be my own boss, but I wouldn’t change my past. My apprenticeship helped shape me, especially since before it I couldn’t even ring for a taxi or take away because I was so nervous and shy! There were lots of very late nights and very early starts to get to where I am now!!! (A few hours kip is not recommended!)
I believe the beauty and documentation I can create with my camera and post processing is an extension of my personality. This is a great channel for me to express, capture and share special moments normally missed , and for my inner child’s creativity to come to life.
Speaking of children, let’s move on to family life! If you follow me on any social media, you will have already seen a picture of Nancy! If not, as soon as you finish reading this, head straight to her blog by following the link HERE!
I’m sure, as all parents are, she is definitely one of a kind and brings so much joy and happiness into our lives! She is the perfect subject to document and without doubt, she will be following in my footsteps and come along to a wedding with me in no time at all. Now let’s not forget… My better half, my childhood sweetheart ;-) I’ve been with Katie since the age of 15!! Yep and I’m now almost 30 at the time of writing. My best friend became my wife in 2012 and, like most of you looking on my website thinking about your won wedding day, it really was one of the best days of my life! She is an absolute gem!
That’s some major brownie points in the bag if she ever reads this page!
I’ll stop there as I’m sure you didn’t come here to read about my sappy feelings for my wife!
I have failed to mention one more love in my life….
Cycling, yes I’m a Lycra-wearing, cake eating, coffee drinking, road hogger!!
I have also had the privilege to ride with past grooms I worked with, so if any future grooms, or brides, would ever like to join me, the more the merrier :-)
Anyway, that’s enough about me! Let’s grab that coffee and let me hear about you and your day! I’ve also got some sample awesome albums I’d love to show you