“Growing up I loved taking photos, it’s now a dream come true to do it professionally.”
I started off my photographic journey at a young age with a lovingly hand crafted Camera made by my grandfather from a mish-mash of Kodak / Minolta / Olympus and Pentax. From there is was a matter of capturing life, light, movement and atmosphere.
I’ve been one to be told, “You can’t capture that” or “That’ll be too hard”, I’ve always strived to push the limits of whatever I’m doing. Sometimes this is due to the environment I’m shooting in. I have been extremely fortunate to shoot around the world, events in England, Europe, USA, Australia and throughout New Zealand. Additional to this is being able to experience some of the vast differences in cultures around the world, the insanity of Shibuya Crossing in Japan, sipping Champagne in France, riding Elephants in Thailand, visiting Viking burial grounds in Norway, kissing the Blarney Stone in Ireland and walking through the desert in the USA… at all times, the camera comes with me. It’s from behind the lense that has given me an absolutely invaluable way to expand my knowledge of the world through capturing other countries and cultures.
I’m very creative and expressive by nature, taking on the photographic challenge of capturing the best shot for whatever assignment is on hand, whether it be Weddings, Musical Events, Landscape. No matter what the occasion, I try my best at EVERY shoot to give you what you want. And if you don’t know what you want then that just makes it more fun. I do my best when I know I can be as creative as I want, and I don’t have to worry about getting the perfect shot, it usually happens when you least expect it anyway.I love the candid true-life kind of photography, but can also get you a great traditional image if that is what your after. I also think fun and energy make a great photo, and try to bring that to my shoots. You’ll be able to tell the energy by my personality
I’m not afraid of large family groups, and I adore kids. I love a challenge! I understand that preparing for pictures and smiling for the camera is not an exact science. I also realise that kids can often decide at the last second that they will NOT smile, even though you’ve been practicing it for days and that sometimes, those nice new clothes will have gotten a little dirty.
Don’t panic though… this can all be fixed at a later stage.