History used to be a very dull word to me, but it is the essence of our being… this is my story…
One day I was allowed to load my dad’s Pentax A3 with a roll of film and ever since then I have been interested in photography.
My passion for photography grew and grew and I was allowed to make use of the school darkroom (well, it was more of a blackened cleaners cupboard!).
The darkroom was brilliant and I loved it. I wanted to learn more and enrolled in evening classes at the local college where I was able to improve my printing skills in the comparatively luxurious facilities.
After completing my A-Levels I studied photography and video at the University College of Suffolk where I mastered black & white film and print development. In my mind these were the last days of good old-fashioned hand-printed images. The days before the revolution of digital photography.
College was fantastic and gave me the opportunity to hone my skills as a photographer. It was here that I learnt about flash photography and traditional studio lighting techniques.
It was also the beginning of the transition era between film and digital and a great time to be learning about photography. The tutors were on the pulse and we were the first year to combine digital imagery and begin mastering techniques using Adobe Photoshop.
After I graduated from college I found a job working as a lab technician in a local processing lab. I learnt and mastered everything to do with colour printing.
The next major step in my career was to branch out on my own.
In 2000 I applied for a start-up business loan from the Prince’s Trust to help get my business off the ground. I was put through my paces by the panel and was totally thrilled to receive the news that my application was approved.
I set straight to work and became a qualified member of the Royal Photographic Society. I also studied with the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) in wedding and portrait photography. I tracked down the finest suppliers and so much happened so quickly…
In 2003 I was nominated as a finalist for Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Since then business has grown steadily and so have the number of happy people that have passed in front of my camera lens.
In 2006 I married and found myself wondering who would take our wedding photos. In truth, I didn’t wonder for long as my brother (a creative director) stepped into the breach and did the honours. Something that I cannot thank him enough for, especially as we married on the beautiful island of St. Lucia.
Well, I’ve told you everything that’s important. This is our history in a nutshell. Now it’s your turn.
Give me a call and make an appointment to meet my wife and I to discuss your wedding day and how you want us to help you create the perfect album of memories.