When you put your pride and joy into the hands of a photographer for your next marketing campaign, you want to feel comfortable it will be treated with the respect it deserves. You want a photograph that portrays everything you have invested in your business and product - your heart and soul, your future.
I know what it is like to run a business, after all I am running one myself. Before that I had a successful career in the lighting industry working as a sales director for a global company. I understand the worries of both small and large businesses: of bringing in enough money every month, of meeting your sales targets, hitting deadlines or pandering to the needs of management, directors, shareholders, bank managers, stake holders or anyone else you have to keep happy.
I am passionate about creating beautiful images, works of art. I know it is not possible to make every photograph a work of art, but that's my starting point, my vision. Although I love to be creative and try out new ideas, I understand you have a business to run and you have worked hard to create your brand image. You will find I take a pragmatic and professional approach. I will focus (no pun intended) on getting you a collection of great photos without causing massive disruption to your normal working day.
I find the best way to work is to meet you so I can understand your business and what you want to achieve. I will then quote you a fair price and make it clear what is and is not included. I will turn up on time on a date and that suits you. I will deliver your images to meet your deadlines in the formats you need.
It won't all be quite as serious as the above sounds, we will have a few laughs and some fun on the day of the shoot too!
I am lucky enough to have been born and bred on the borders of the English Lake District. Many of my younger days were spent outdoors on a friend's farm and the love of the outdoors has never left me. The beauty of the Lake District in all its weathers is a source of inspiration that I continue to draw on. Photography is rarely out of my thoughts, but when it is you may find me jogging round the countryside with my trusty four legged companion, Obi, or possibly riding through the lanes on my Indian scout (everyone deserves a mid life crisis!). Many people tell me "I am living the dream". In many ways I am, it can be hard work but I enjoy almost every moment. I am great believer in "Life is what you make it!"