Born in New Zealand I have lived and breathed art and photography throughout my life. I was selected to study photographic art at the prestigious Elam School of Fine Arts at The University of Auckland. During my four year degree I won numerous photographic awards. I graduated with the highest mark in my year earning a first class bachelor of fine arts. Since leaving university I have gained many years of experience in the creative industries building an extensive portfolio ranging from portrait and wedding photography to graphic design and commissioned artwork. I now live in Yorkshire, in the market town of Otley just outside Leeds.
The photographic industry is evolving rapidly and I think it is important to keep up to date with creative industry advances and standards, this is why I regularly attend training to develop my skills. I also teach an innovative and technologically advanced photographic and digital art programme to schools throughout Leeds.
Photography is my passion and imagery brings me joy. The smile on people's faces when I hand them their finished product is what I love. I like to capture people as they really are in places as they really feel. Over the years I have developed the ability to creatively observe and capture any situation. I continually push myself to record the atmosphere and feelings conveyed.
I pride myself on the relationships I form with all my clients spending time to ensure we establish a good rapport. Look through my images, ask me about the people, they all have their own stories and I am privileged to know them all. They have become my greatest friends and supporters.