Since receiving my first ever camera on my 9th birthday there has always been something magical about hearing the click of the shutter and seeing time freeze before my eyes.
I spent many years snapping away at family and friends before travelling the world and winning a travel photography award in The Independent’s ‘Travel Photography of the Year’ competition. But it was at my own wedding in 2007 that another button clicked. Getting married myself lit a real fire in me to want to become a professional wedding photographer. So I made it happen and haven’t looked back since.
Now I am blessed with recording all those beautiful moments for other couples. Freezing a wistful glance, a belly-laugh or thoughtful smile. It is a true privilege to document these moments and play them back to people. To see their joy – words really can’t explain it.
When I finally put my camera down for the day, I like to whizz around on my bike and can sometimes be prone to standing in an overheated room practising some Pilates moves. But for some real relaxation swinging in the hammock in the back garden with a Nordic thriller in my hand is my real treat. Well if I can persuade my two young children to get out of it first!