My interest in Photography started at a young age - when I was 12 my aunt gave me a Kodak Graffiti camera for Christmas, and from then on I was hooked. I spent every penny I had buying film for that camera, and getting films processed. As a teenager I had an art teacher who was really encouraging. He set up a darkroom in the school and let me use his own camera to take images. He showed me how to develop and print the black and white images I took. This was a huge influence on me and to this day I still love shooting with Film camera and printing and developing in a darkroom.
In the years since, I’ve gone on to achieve an Associate Distinction (AIPF) in Photography from the Irish Photography Federation (IPF), and an AFIAP distinction (Artiste Fédération Internationale de la Art Photographique) & EFIAP distinction (Excellence Fédération Internationale de la Art Photographique). I’m really proud of these awards, and I as believe an artist never stops learning, I hope to continue to develop (pardon the pun) my skills in years to come.
I’ve been quietly photographing weddings since 2012, and weddings I’ve shot have been featured in The Irish Times and on the One Fab Day website. I love the buzz surrounding the wedding day. Everyone is happy, it’s a huge family event and its really nice to play a small part in it.