I live in Warrington with my fantastic wife and our gorgeous, cheeky, bright, energetic, very boisterous…did I say cheeky…little boy, who is soon to become a big brother!
Since a young age, photography has always been there in some way, whether it was being given a disposable camera on holiday or persuading my grandad to let me have a go with his beloved SLR. I remember an occasion where I rattled off an entire films worth of shots of the carpet before he yelped ‘your fingers on the trigger’.
I’ve never been able to walk away from a scene without feeling an urge to capture it as I knew that particular scene was unique and never repeatable, then being so excited while I waited to see the final image.
I never dreamed wedding photography could become a career. For twelve years I was a project manager for an engineering company. Not a bad job but it didn’t exactly make me leap out of bed every morning with a smile from ear to ear. But then everything changed, I was made redundant just as my wife and I had spent all of our savings on our own wedding.
It was on our honeymoon in the Maldives where I decided that I needed to take action. Trust me, in a place like that, surrounded by all that incredible scenery (and cocktails) you can’t help but let your imagination race and allow yourself to feel capable of anything.
I figured that when I returned home I could either hunt for another similar job, or I could take a leap of faith and do something that I really wanted to do, something that I love. So, as soon as got home I got cracking with my new venture and five years on I’ve never looked back!