The story starts in 2006 when I bought my first DSLR camera, it probably starts before that but nobody wants to hear all that. I went on a trip to Turkey with the camera and could not get a good shot even though I'd spent all that money on the damn thing. So, I went to night school and earned a distinction BTEC in Photography, the best grade I'd ever had. I developed a keen interest in portrait work at first and got increasing requests from friends and family to photograph their weddings and family portraits. This work was good, but didn't feel like it was what I really wanted to do with my photography.
In 2013 I took voluntary redundancy from my local government job with a Youth Offending Team. I had a good knowledge of photography at this point and bought myself my second DSLR, this time a professional quality full frame camera along with some really nice lenses and went travelling with my girlfriend. We had a great time travelling around Asia and I got some really good photographs. On our way round we met lots of people with a similar outlook on life, some taking time out prior to starting their own businesses and others had settled into business ownership abroad on a life time journey. This gave me the idea of working with businesses and professionals. Providing them with the high quality photography needed in todays markets to make that all important 'right first impression'.
Today I am working with businesses, brands and professionals in Greater Manchester. I provide businesses with portraits of their staff and owners, product and food photography and an editorial photography perspective of the workings of their brand. Professionals from solicitors to sportspeople, engineers to writers and accountants to bloggers and everything in between either drop-in to my Pop-up Portrait studios or book private sessions to get the high quality Portrait Photography required to make that first impression on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other social media and portfolio sites. Through setting up my own business and working closely with web marketing expert Tom Oldham, I have been able to support many of my clients with tips and ideas for their own online marketing strategies.