I am a professional photographer based in the North West and I’m currently celebrating 11 years in the photographic industry. Last summer I decided to open a studio in my own name in my hometown of Wigan. I feel very lucky to be able to carry out something I’ve been passionate about from a very young age as a career, this I feel reflects in the images I produce, whether I’m capturing babies or the latest fashion trends.
My passion for the photographic image began as a child. I was obsessed constantly studying photo albums and family photographs wherever I went.
Creativity was always a big part of me art was a favourite subject at school and after studying ‘a’ level art at college I decided look into creating memories as a profession by studying BTEC photography and then progressing to a degree in Photographic Art in Newport.
After University I gained experience assisting some of the most successful photographers in Cardiff and carrying out various work as a printer/digital artist/photographer for a large independent professional lab, which also enabled me to speak to photographers on a daily basis gaining valuable knowledge of various areas of the industry.
A keen interest in Fashion Photography brought me back to the North West and to an online retailer shooting e-commerce and commercial shoots which resulted in images being featured in national magazines and at The Clothes Show Live.
After opting to go freelance in 2011, I was voted as one of the 10 of the best in the photography category for Manchester Fashion Network’s annual awards. I have since been carrying out freelance work for a number of companies from equestrian wear shoots to assessment days for model agencies, as well as working successfully on combined packages with a make up artist for portraits weddings and portfolio shoots.