PHOTOGRAPHER + VIDEOGRAPHER
I've always been a creative person from a young age whether it would be drawing or picking up a camera. In fact, I can't remember a time when I wasn't interested in cameras. I'd always steal the family camera on holidays from the age of seven and still do to this day!
It wasn't until about 2012 when I started to take photography and videography seriously after starting a media company with a friend. We mainly shot family pictures and commercial videos for local businesses which I still do and love - you can see my work here. One day, I got the opportunity to do work experience with Tom Haliday, an incredible wedding photographer based in Saffron Walden, who let me loose on a couple of weddings with him as a second shooter. This is when I realised that I wanted to shoot more weddings. It's a very special thing being part of someone's wedding day which is something I hadn't felt when working on other types of projects - I got to build a friendship with the couple over that day and it's something I still try and do with clients. It makes such a difference when you care about who you work with so I really love to get to know my clients to see what makes them tick.
My first love has to be my family. In late 2012, I met my wife Emma at a house party and since then we've got married
and had a son called Noah who is now three. Having a child at eighteen was probably one of the best things that happened to me, it allowed made me focus on things I wanted to do in life and now I can pretty much recite every word of Peppa Pig, season three - who doesn't want that at five in the morning?
I do a lot of charity work with Great Dunmow Round Table which has given me the opportunity to do things that I never thought I would. I'm currently the main organiser of a soapbox race which will hopefully be one of the larger events in Essex.
I'm always up for trying new things, exploring new places and getting to know new faces so if you'd like to meet up for a coffee or a beer to talk about your big day, please get in touch!