What I Love
I love telling stories.
My favourite subject at school was english. I remember reading dictionaries before bed. Now that may seem strange, as there were no pictures in those, but the words.. they painted the pictures by their thousands.
My love for photography started when I had a Minolta Instamatic handed down to me from my sister. It was oblong, black and straight-up 80’s retro! With it, I became the documenter. When my friends and I got together I was always the one snapping away and as a result I had a wall in my bedroom with pictures galore of places we had been and people we had met. A wall of experiences, with myself, telling stories.
What I Chose
At school I developed film images in the dark room and around the same time I wrote the storyboard, shot and edited a music video. I won’t detail what the choreography was like as it was the early 90s! My interest in telling stories through visual images was clear. However, photography ironically, wasn’t in my focus.
As a result I got involved in another interest of mine, travel. I ended up working for a Corporate Business Travel Firm for 20 years. Working ‘in’ travel enabled me ‘to’ travel and my camera captured my stories.
What I Changed
In 2011 I started to contemplate seriously turning what was a consistent interest for me into a career. My love for telling stories of one kind or another, was undeniable. So I began building up my equipment, eventually purchasing two Canon 5d mk ii’s and a variety of lenses. I collaborated with an award winning West Midlands wedding photographer, who is also a friend of mine and acted as second shooter. Eventually I shot my own weddings, having sufficiently built up my experience. More recently I changed my camera equipment to Fuji and today, shoot on two Fuji bodies and a combination of zoom and prime lenses.
Leaving my corporate role, I am now committed to my own journey, which, I guess I really started all those years ago…capturing memories and putting them up on my wall.
Actually, even before that, reading a dictionary by sidelight… preparing to be able to tell stories.
Let me tell yours!
Are you insured?
Yes! I believe this is an essential requirement as a photographer. I have public liability insurance and also professional indemnity insurance.
Do you Travel?
Do you have a Mini-me?
So can I book without meeting you over the phone or via email?
Do you offer discounts for weddings on a weekday?
When will I get my images?
Usually within 14 days of your vow. I will always inform you of the timeframe for having your images edited beforehand. After your wedding day I will communicate progress periodically.