I share my life with the special people around me – my wife, daughter, stepson, dogs, a cat, and a pony. We are lucky enough to live in a little cottage tucked away in a quiet part of the Kent countryside, between the market town of Faversham and the city of Canterbury. We’re enormously busy but have lots of fun.
I’ve always had a passion for taking photographs; from an early age, with my dad’s old film SLR, snapping holiday moments and burning through the black and white film to nowadays, filling up memory cards, I have a love of all things visual and a desire to capture it all – well, as much as I can. So, it was destiny – I would, of course, become a photographer…….well, not quite.
Having studied art to degree level, I went into education and taught in a primary school. One thing led to another and I found myself leading as a headteacher. Photography never left me throughout this time and, when I decided that I would rather be having a direct involvement in teaching, I left the leaders’ office and rejoined the classroom, it was photography that – at last – started to become a major factor in my new career choices.
Having got so much pleasure from creating images of my own, I started to do little favours for friends, photographing them, their families and their lives - I loved it!
I was excited to be back in the classroom, too; life was becoming rebalanced. I started taking on more and more photography and, once again, one thing led to another and here I am, shooting weddings, parties, engagements and couples. - And I love it!
It’s a big responsibility, photographing a couple’s big day – but I’m used to responsibility. It’s a challenge to shoot images that capture the moments, the atmosphere and the emotions of an event but I am used to that too – the secret is to never forget what a privilege it is.
I’ve been so lucky to share in the most special of moments and I’m already excited about sharing in so many more. Maybe even yours…..