It all started when…
I started making short films in 1998 for college and ended up with a degree in film theory by 2003. I was known in the region for my editing skills but rather than work for a production company I just wanted to work with large groups of people where I could share my knowledge as I loved that person to person feedback. So I went on to study a PGCE. I went on to become a film teacher for around 7 or 8 years and watched some great students shine.
I was known for my media links and passion and in 2013 I was asked if I could take a commission for Saks for a global competition. Within weeks I had people asking me to photograph their weddings. I worked very hard to understand the craft of photography but essentially I was just doing it because I love being around people. Word of mouth spread and within 6 months, very surprisingly I had enough demand to give up teaching and become an entrepreneur!.
4 years in on my wedding photography career I reached my 200th wedding where I wanted to push the boat out. So I decided to make them a film.
A lot of video work is shadowing a photographer, so it is difficult to tell the role the videographer played in getting their video to the standard they have. So closing me is simple. Being a photographer, off the bat I can produce what I promise rather than try to promise what I produce.