Born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa, my passion for photography started when I was 12 and was given my first camera. The beauty of Africa and its wildlife really inspired me, and my quest to capture the perfect sunset continues!
I first trained as a Cordon Bleu Chef, which gave me the opportunity to work around the world and enabled me to explore new places, always with my camera in-hand. I still have a huge appreciation for food but now my passion is to photograph it! In 1997, after making the UK my permanent home, I worked in the travel industry until I was made redundant post 9-11. This proved a blessing in disguise because it was the catalyst that made me pursue my creative dream and I went on to study photography, achieving top honours in my degree.
Since then, I’ve put all my energy into my own freelance photography business, which has grown from strength to strength and has really helped me grow as a person and as a photographer. In short, I love my job and not everyone is lucky enough to say that!
Very often, people needing professional photography have no clue where to start. This is where I come in, from the very beginning. I will always try to meet the client face to face to establish a rapport and dialogue to get an idea of what the desired outcome of their photography is. As a creative, I’m very happy to brainstorm ideas and ask questions to help the client come up with a firm brief for me to work to. Attention to detail is key so if the shoot is a large one then I will ask for the client to be present to oversee things.
Business portraits are a different matter and I understand fears about this totally; I’m not keen myself! For this reason, I will guide you through every step of the way making sure to put you at ease so that you relax enjoy the session.
When it comes to food and food related events, I feel completely at home. With my past experience working as a chef and even as head chef in some restaurants, I have complete respect and appreciation for owners and staff alike and love nothing more than the opportunity to show off their talents through stunning photography.
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