Having studied Graphic Design at college, I have always had an interest in photography and after graduating went onto study both GCSE and A Level Photography at evening classes. This was pre-digital and on turning 30 I invested in my first compact digital camera before a trip to New York. I loved photographing buildings, trees and flowers. The shapes and details in the natural world fascinated me and I wanted to do more…
It wasn’t long before I was asked to photograph my first wedding, a friend’s in 2005. I remember it was at the Haycock Hotel just before Christmas and although I know little of wedding photography, I loved it.
I went onto photograph weddings across the country and in Spain at some of the most beautiful venues and have met some lovely couples along the way, many of whom have become friends. I have shared so many ‘I do’s’ and precious moments with so many Bride’s and Groom’s over the years, all of which are special memories to this day. Its been an honour to have been chosen to photograph the most important day in a couple’s life together, to capture their day and memories for years to come.
Having joined the Bespoke course with Aspire in the Lake District, I developed and grew my business, together with some great photographers. It’s been an exciting journey, with its ups and downs… Although along the way I have stopped taking photographs for myself…
Last year I took a major leap in my career and bought an established florist shop in the centre of Stamford. It was my love of flowers and weddings that first attracted me and one year on we have a thriving florist business.
Its that combination of running a new business and wanting to go back to my photography roots that I have decided not to photograph weddings anymore. Though I have enjoyed the journey and loved all of my couples and weddings along the way, it has also given me vast knowledge and experience within the wedding industry that I can now take into my florist business.
I hope that you will continue to be there and share the future with me.