One of the first presents I wished for when I was about 8 years old was a camera. Santa was good to me that year and I got my first little instamatic camera. I spent hours and hours taking photos of flowers in the garden, and I especially loved the little dew drops on them. I quickly realised that this was a very expensive hobby and that at my age it was very difficult to sustain.
It was customary to buy an expensive give for a 21st and when asked what I wanted, again it was a camera. Only this time I had moved up in the world and it was an SLR with a zoom lens. This time I spent countless hours next to the moto-x track, getting covered in dirt, shooting action shots. Then my daughter came along, and I would arrange photoshoots for her every week (and in between) documenting every moment and detail of her life.
When I reached another milestone birthday and asked what I wanted it was always going to be a DSLR. I never dreamed that combined with my computer skills it was going to totally consume my life. It was as if I had stepped into another dimension. I attended courses, watched videos, read for countless hours, and of course entered competitions to judge how I was doing.
After trying various styles from high-key to lifestyle I finally found what I was really passionate about: Fine Art Photography. Something that looks like it was created several hundred years ago. Each image takes me at least an hour to edit to get the style I am looking for, so a real masterpiece.
I thought that was the end of my photography discovery journey, but I was ever so wrong. I got asked to photograph a wedding, and although I had always been totally opposed to documenting someone’s wedding, I was at a point where I wanted more challenges and to me this was the ultimate challenge. Little did I know that I was going to become totally obsessed with weddings. It is difficult not to become affected by the excitement and beauty of each unique wedding. Every bride is absolutely beautiful and I love having the opportunity of capturing these memories for her to pass on to generations to come.
I would love to hear from you to discuss your vision and create either portrait masterpieces or the ultimate masterpieces for you: your wedding.
“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.”