I am a documentary wedding photographer, but I am also so many other things. This page will tell you a little more about what makes me tick.
I believe photography can make you look at the world differently. Observing the world through a view finder allows you to choose what to include and what to omit, concentrating on the light, composition, pattern and colour. In a world where we are constantly bombarded with information I find I am able to select a small part on which to concentrate and create something beautiful from what on first inspection might appear to be chaos.
I can’t claim that I’ve had a camera in my hand since I was a small child, I was more into poster paints and ‘fuzzy felt’ back then but I do have a creative background; I like to make ‘stuff’. It’s so satisfying coming up with an idea and then making it from scratch.
I actually bought my first camera whilst studying for a degree in ceramics. I wanted to photograph patterns and textures so that I could recreate them in clay. This sparked a passion that that has developed into an obsession (photography that is, although I can often be found adding to my collection of pictures of rusty metal and peeling paint).
There is more to me than photography and cameras: I am impulsive yet considered, slightly nuts (apparently, although I think that’s a bit unfair) but also down to earth. The little things in life make me happy: being warm when it’s cold outside, bright green leaves in spring, the smell of coffee, cheese, dark chocolate and Marmite. I love watching Star Wars, knitting hats for my niece and reading a good book. I am very passionate about being ‘GREEN’. I recycle, re-use and purchase from renewable sources whenever I can. This philosophy applies to how I run my business as well.
I don’t think you should live your life to a formula but rather concentrate on things that make you smile, don’t let anyone stop you from doing the things you love and remember ‘variety is the spice of life’!
Life, for me, is about having fun, savoring the important moments and spending time with the people you love. This is what I aim to capture in my images. My background in art and design has helped me to develop a documentary style that concentrates on making the most of available light, combined with strong composition with an emphasis on vibrant colours.
I don’t think you should ever stop learning and so I invest a lot of time into developing my skills, attending courses and seminars, researching and experimenting with new techniques and ideas and basically playing with my cameras. If ‘photo geekery’ interests you then you might like to check out my experiments with film – Project 52.
Please have a look around the site, browse through the galleries and check out my most recent work on the blog. If you like what you see then please get in touch to arrange a meeting. we can meet for a cuppa, a chat and an opportunity for you to have a look through some albums.