Born and bred in Nothern Ireland, to a Kiwi Mum, an Irish Dad, married an American and am living in Australia...wait...what?
The slower version is:
Born and bred in controversial Nothern Ireland, I always had a fascination for photography. I soon flew the nest to study graphic design in Scotland. I always tried to incorporate photography into each project in some way and it soon became clear to me that that is where my passion truly was.
So after earning my Bachelor of Design, I continued my education by taking a post graduate course in New York to study photography and be closer to a nice American lad I had met (enter Greg). I immersed myself in the darkroom, loving every second of it.
I then took the opportunity to travel for one year, with Greg of course, to step outside my comfort zone with camera in hand. Traveling off the beaten path whenever we could. I had the great privilege of surreal moments and beautiful people presenting themselves in front of my lens, and it became natural to me to document these moments in a photojournalist way - real people, real situations and real emotions. Over the course of the year I seemed to have developed a 6th sense for timing and precisely when to click that shutter. I had found my calling.
And there you have it, that is what molded the way I photograph today, add a wedding into the equation and that is my perfect job. Greg and I and relocating to Boston, and I spent the next 4 years photographing weddings from Boston to Florida and taking personal photos whenever I could find the time.
Seven years ago, Greg and I got married and had the “shoe on the other foot”, being in front of the camera instead of behind it for a change, gave me an invaluable insight of the wedding day from another perspective and has positively impacted the way I shoot today. (I loved my photographer!) And my photos bring me back to that amazing day every time I look at them. I keep that in mind every time I photograph a wedding
We have since moved to Melbourne and had a little boy, so has brought us more joy than we knew possible. I now have a little insight into how parents must feel on their children's wedding day.