A bit about Me....
How did I become a documentary wedding photographer?
Where do I start? At the beginning I suppose...
I've always had an interest for all things to do with art.
I was the kid at home always drawing on the wall according to my parents. Then I was lucky to have a brilliant art teacher at school who helped spark a lifelong passion for painting design and photography.
Art college beckoned but the chance of a life of adventure and travel got the better of me and led me abroad with a motley collection of cameras in hand and an urge to try new experiences.
Winter of 1986 found a young me off to find a job in the Alps, skis in hand not knowing it would start a life long love of the mountains.
I spent 6 fantastic summers washing dishes on a tiny Greek Island with a crazy group of friends, followed by way too many winters ski in the Switzerland doing everything from bar tending to club doorman before buying and running a guesthouse at the foot of Mont Blanc in Chamonix, France for 10 years!
I still ski and am lucky enough to fill the winter months ski instructing for Summit Ski School,. Zermatt in Switzerland.
Great times and a fun life but in the end reality set in.
I'd always taken photos on my travels, recording the fun and the good times.
But taking photos of my beautiful sons growing up sparked the urge to push my photography more creatively and I discovered a passion for taking photos of people both young and old. In the end when all my friends asked me to take photos of their weddings I got serious, assisted a famous photographer and after a few years took the brave step of starting out on my own.
Now I get the same buzz & excitement from the challenges of shooting stylish, fast paced weddings that really capture the spirit and love of a couple that I used to have living and skiing in the Alps.
It helped having always been a people person! Travelling and ski teaching gives you the ability to deal and connect with all sorts of different types of people. Wedding photography has given me the chance to get to know so many fantastic couples and their friends & families which makes documentary wedding photography surely the best job in the world.
The happiness and laughter at the wedding ceremony, the friendship and love, the hilarious and the emotional whats not to like? !
It's always an amazing privilege to be involved with and a pleasure to record. Followed by the joy of seeing my happy clients faces' light up when they first see the finished edited images keeps on inspiring me.
I care about every couple who gets in touch and always willing to have the chat about your wedding plans and I always feel honoured if chosen to tell the story of your important wedding day.
So if you like my work and I hope you do send me an email or give me a ring for a chat and I'll ring you back.