Science and Maths were not my strongest subjects in school, but thanks to the genes I inherited from my Dad, who was an illustrator and photographer, I could draw, and art was my passion, so graphic design and photography was the route I took, A Level, then college. And then I discovered I was allergic to the chemicals in the dark room, and on the advice off the doctor, I stopped doing what I loved, and went and got a real job.
I worked in sales and admin, and had hundreds of different jobs (not literally, but it felt like) but still didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up! And then I got made redundant for the first time ever, so I headed back to Uni as a mature student and finally finished what I’d started all those years ago. Three years of studying a degree in Graphic Design, because drawing was my first passion. I did a bit of creative photography for a couple of projects, and then a friend asked me to photograph their wedding as a favour, which led to a few portraits for friends, which turned into setting up a Facebook page, and then a website…. And then it just went crazy!
So thats my story of how I became a wedding photographer, and where do I go from here? Who knows…. the possibilities are endless, this is without doubt the best job in the world. So far its taken me to the beautiful landscape of The Gower Peninsula and Pembrokeshire coastline, the amazing multi-cultural backdrop of London, and the simply stunning mediterranean vistas of Italy. This year it will take me to the quaintness of the Cotswolds and panoramic awesomeness of Greece. I simply cannot wait!