I started taking pictures as a young boy, I was introduced to Photography by my dad who is also a Professional Photographer. That's him below on a job in the 1960's, wish I could get away with that 'dress code'.
In 1987 as a teenager I was employed by the Oxford Journal as a Trainee Photojournalist. The Journal sent me to Journalism College in Sheffield where I graduated with distinction in Photojournalism and was awarded with the National Council Training Journalist degree in 1990.
(left) This is me at 14 with my first SLR a Pentax ME.
After a year of travelling I joined The News in Portsmouth as a Senior Photographer.
In 1994 I moved to the Cotswolds and joined the Western Daily Press as a District Photographer covering Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire. It was around this time that I started shooting weddings at the weekends to top up my newspaper salary. I was shooting in the same photojournalist style that I had been trained in and I soon found that my clients loved the unobtrusive style and real, honest pictures that told a story.
In recent years my wedding photography has been in such high demand, that I have left my newspaper career to concentrate on weddings.
I live in Nailsworth with my wife Claire, 3 kids, Tom, Will and Rebecca.