Getting to Know me...

Born and raised in Melton Mowbray (the land of stilton cheese and pork pies), my love affair with photography began at the age of 15. I came about the craft very much by accident, when all of my school friends chose to take GCSE photography and I joined in just to be part of the group. Little did I know at the time, that I would enjoy it so much that it would go on to become a life long passion and carve the way for my future career. I went onto study photography throughout my education, finishing with a BA in Photography and Digital Imaging from London Thames Valley University.

Throughout my studies, advancements in the photography world were fast developing including the introduction of the digital camera, which revolutionised the industry. My education therefore gave me invaluable experience in both, as I was still heading into the dark room to process film alongside mastering the skills and techniques in digital photography which would prove vital for my future. I still love to learn and develop my knowledge and skills further by regularly attending wedding photography seminars and conferences all over the UK.

When I’m not working, I love to spend quality time with my daughters Fearne and Eadie, going on day trips or just relaxing at home. Fearne is at her happiest wherever ice cream is involved, whilst I like to unwind with a nice gin and tonic (it’s got to be a Hendricks).

My second passion besides photography is cooking. I’m the main chef in my household and love to experiment and cook a variety of dishes which tend to be healthy but can also include the occasional greasy steak. My favourite dish to cook though has to be Jamie Oliver’s cauliflower and broccoli bake which is pure bliss.