I got married in 2008 to Emma and we have now been married 10 years and together for 15. We make all the decisions together and 8 Years ago we decided that it was time for me to leave my career as a Stage Manager and Lighting designer behind me. I loved that job and the people I worked with. It was hard and, like most jobs, there was days when I did too many hours and those days would stretch to a week and then I would be on tour and away from home. BUT it was still a great job and one that I enjoyed and managed to get enough work with. It was also not like having a 9-5 career and that appeals to me.
In 2009 life changed when our eldest daughter came along (I was smitten!) and by December of 2010 I did my final job as a production supervisor at RWCMD and decided to go full time as a photographer in the 2011 wedding season. This was so that I would be able to spend more time with my daughter and I looked after her one day a week and it was a really special time for me. It also meant that I could concentrate on one of my other passions in life – photography. I loved it before and now love it whilst getting paid and spending my time meeting people at weddings – how lucky am I?
A year later our second daughter came along and I was doubly smitten. I am so happy to be their Dad and give me more than 2 minutes in conversation at a wedding and I will no doubt talk about them. They are lush.
I now am able to do the school drop offs and pick ups and spending time with them at this age is brilliant – I am well aware that they may not want to do that for very long! So thats why I do my job…. obviously I love being a wedding photographer but every decision about the business and the working hours will take into account the family situation. I love spending time with my girls and our recent holiday (see below) show in a nutshell why I love my job.