I love being part of weddings. It is amazing to be involved in such an joyful and optimistic day. Each wedding I cover is so different but always leaves me feeling energised and awed by the love that is shown between the couples as well as by their friends and family. I really do feel honoured to be asked and understand what a responsibility I have. It is not something that I take lightly, so I spend hours preparing and trying to ensure that everything is perfect for the bride and groom.
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I first started taking photos when I was 11 years old which is over 35 years ago now. I loved being able to capture exciting or special moments in time.

I started working as a press photographer on the Chester Chronicle. I worked there initially as a darkroom assistant before getting a full-time job as a photographer. I worked there for four years until I was offered a job at the Newcastle Journal.

Over the next 20 years I was promoted through the ranks and I became the Deputy Picture Editor for one of largest and most respected groups of newspapers in the country: The Journal, The Chronicle and The Sunday Sun based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Working in the press has meant that I have developed many skills as a photographer and can get great images from most situations.  I took wedding photographs for friends and discovered that my years of press work means that I am able to capture those special moments that you will treasure forever.

More recently, family commitments saw me return to the South West and I set up my business as a wedding and portrait photographer. I love being able to create images that are beautiful and eye-catching which perfectly capture the precious moments that make your special day.