My interest in photography was sparked at an early age by my father - himself a passionate photographer, and founder of a camera club which he ran for forty years. He bought me my first SLR camera, an Olympus OM1, which I still treasure to this day. With my brother also taking up photography it wasn’t surprising that I studied Art and Photography at college and found my first job in the industry. What was surprising I suppose, was that I then moved into the IT industry and my love of photography lay dormant until 2004 when my son was born and I began the process of capturing those special moments of his first years. With the birth of my daughter in 2010, the calling became too strong to ignore and I decided to return to my first love, and set up my photography business.
I took the decision to retrain and update my skills with some of the leading photographers in the industry today and I became a member of the SWPP (Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers) http://www.swpp.co.uk I am passionate about the quality I deliver to my customers, so in January 2011 I submitted my first panel for qualification and was delighted to receive my Licentiate - judged by some of the best photographers in the industry, this gives you peace of mind about the standard of my work.
My style is to capture the natural characteristics of the individual that reflects their personality rather than capturing a likeness. In order to achieve this our sessions are relaxed and we encourage children to play and interact naturally with each other as opposed to being told to smile.
As well as the Baby & Family Portraiture services I offer , I constantly challenge myself by pushing the boundaries with personal projects, the current one being food and still life, especially chocolate - one of my other passions!
Please take a look at the galleries and feel free to call me and discuss your requirements - It is a great privilege capturing valuable memories, and I would be delighted to talk through how we can capture your valuable memories.