Did you know what you wanted to do when you grew up?
I didn’t, or at least I thought I didn’t, so it took a journey of close to 30 years to figure out what I should have known all along – I belong behind a camera!
Throughout a varied career path that has included working as an interior designer, travel agent, and record company sales rep amongst other things, my one constant love was, and still is, taking photographs. I have been fortunate to have extensively travelled the world, always with my camera along for the ride, and it wasn’t until a chance request in 1998 saw me reluctantly (“Oh, the responsibility!”) photographing a wedding did I realise I had a talent that could be more than just a hobby.
More ‘word of mouth’ wedding bookings saw my confidence grow, and my skills honed, and before I knew it my fear of that level responsibility was replaced by a level of excitement and a huge sense of honour to be chosen to capture a couple’s special day. I also discovered that I possess more than just a good ‘eye’ for capturing beautiful, natural images, but I also have a pretty unflappable, relaxed, demeanour that carries me through what can be a pretty crazy, chaotic day. 90% photographer, 5% psychologist, and 5% cheer squad / dress fixer / umbrella holder is how I would describe my job!
A Sagittarian through and through, I still travel when I can (although not as much as I would like to these days), and apply my love of all things ‘honest’ in to all other aspects of my photographic work as well. That means it’s just me and my trusty Canon – no big lights or entourage – and what I see through that lens is what you get at the end of the day.