I was 5 years old when my story officially started with my forever parents adopting me. I grew up with them in a small town in the Midlands and ever since I started to “secretly” borrow my dad’s SLR film cameras to play with, I was hooked! My wife and I are childhood sweethearts - I used to sit behind her in class kicking her chair (it clearly made an impression). I was blessed with fantastic parents and teachers who always had faith in me and guided me in the right direction - which took me to Sheffield Hallam University where I received my BA Honours degree in Fine Art & Photography (film and digital). After a few years as a Designer & Photographer I photographed my first wedding in 2007, built up my business from there. I took that leap of faith and became a full-time photographer in 2013.
So here I am - genuinely loving what I do - it is such an honour to be capturing precious memories for so many people and sharing my passion as a full-time job.
A few more things about me
Beard, I have one!
My family - My wife/ soulmate Ali, my little dude Zach, Howie (dog) & Cali (cat)
My classic cars (too many) - 1984 Mini, 1963 VW Split Camper. I recently inherited my Dad's 1968 Austin Healey Sprite
Drone - I have a Mavic 2 Pro
I wear my watch on the “wrong” side - apparently!
I teach photography
I don’t drink tea or coffee - although love the smell
Other hobbies - Mountain biking, Snowboarding, Sailing and anything to do with cars
Music - YES! You’ll never see me working without it
Charities close to my heart - Alzheimers Society & Adoption UK
If our son was born May the 4th he would have been called Obi...it was close
My perfect weekend - Campervannin' it up, with the family while the burgers sizzle on the BBQ come rain or shine
This is what a typical Tuesday involves...
Did I mention I like cars?
As you may have guessed, I'm a big car enthusiast so any opportunity I get to photograph cars - my ears perk up. For those that are interested here's a slideshow of a few recent shoots I've done.