Us photographers have a hard time talking about ourselves, preferably letting our photos speak for us. Well I'm no exception there. But for all due purposes I have managed to scrape something together so you aren't left with an empty page to ogle at.
Firstly, this is my life partner Rosie. Best friend of 20 years, CEO of our mini-empire of children (four in total). Rosie is the engine that drives this business and you'll get to know her well. Before I've even seen your email, Rosie would have already replied to you. That's how Awesome she is!
My interest in photography began in the dark room at high school, almost 20 years ago. When I left school all I wanted to be was a National Geographic photographer - traversing the globe, photographing the people of this planet. I traveled a fair bit in my early twenties, and began to develop my sensibilities as a photographer in places like India, Nepal, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. But when my first child was born, the dream of being a globe trotting photo journalist took a back seat and the reality of being the provider set in. This was not an inhibiter to my passion for photography in any way, as I found myself drawn to different photographic areas, such as landscape, abstract, fashion and editorial.
It wasn't until many years later, when I decided to give up studying Psychology and start trying to make a living out of photography, that I turned my eye towards weddings.
It made perfect sense for me to shoot weddings. Here I could draw on all of the elements that I love in photography - journalism, fashion, art, portraiture - and forge them together to create my own way of documenting these amazing events. Once I began shooting weddings more regularly, I became more and more aware of what an incredible privilege it is to be witnessing such celebration, such devotion, and such emotion as regularly as I do. It is truly the greatest honour to photograph two best friends, surrounded by their most cherished loved ones, on the happiest day of their lives.
I feel like the dream I had when I was 18 has finally been realised. No, I am not working for National Geographic. But it wasn't the organisation that I dreamed of working for necessarily, but the lifestyle and opportunity it afforded me. Travelling the world photographing people in the midst of their lives was the essence of it.
And that is exactly what I am doing.