So a lot of people ask me how I got into photography and its also a topic of conversations that I hear a lot and most times it seems to be a pretty similar story. Mine however is a bit different. My first involvement with a camera was on the other side of the camera as a model. I got asked by some body to do a photo shoot and i thought it sounded like fun... and it was! So from there I did a few more photo shoots, My first experiences using a camera was in the garden, I have been a horticulturalist for over 10 years and I have been able to create some amazing gardens in that time so out of necessity I started talking photos as I saw my gardens as works of art. The more I did it the more addicted I became and before I knew it I was shooting Landscape photography as well. This was when something changed inside me and it was still to this day one of the biggest shifts in my life and that was a fascination with light, everything from early morning light to just noticing what different types of shadows there are and its growing stronger every day I cant watch a movie with out wondering how they had lit a scene and what type of light it was. So I kept modelling and I got involved with a few photography workshops as a model so basically I was being paid to learn about photography. I found that eventually I knew all the answers to the questions the teachers where asking. So to wrap up my time as a model I participated in over 100 photo shoots and was lucky enough to get paid for the majority of them as well as a few TV commercials including being known as the Waeco man click HERE for those that are interested in having a look. I got the opportunity to work with some great photographers like Dean Agar and Russell Fleming both are great guys and great photographers that have always been happy to help guide me. My big step came when I finally made the decision to buy a full frame camera and it was only due to the fact that dean was upgrading and was willing to pass to me the camera that had done him so well over the years and along with a few lenses gave me a great deal. From that point I have never looked back, There is a school of thinking that seems to think to be successful as a photographer you need to find a niche, I disagree I think you just need to shoot what you love and if you love more than one thing that works, I love being outdoors shooting landscapes and flowers and have recanty launched a site devoted to selling my print. Click HERE if you want to check it out.. I also love getting a great model and make up artist and doing some crazy high fashion, but my true passion is for weddings and the more time I spend in the industry the more I want to shoot weddings. I remember growing up and going to a wedding of a auntie or somebody that I hardly knew and crying my eyes out the whole time. Well nothing has changed as embarrassing as it is I still do the exact same thing, I am just lucky enough now that I can use my camera to hide it. I have been part of several weddings where I feel like I have been part of the wedding and that it had left a imprint on my life. For example last year I went down to Adelaide to visit a mate of mine. I ended up convincing a bride to be that she had to fly me back to do her wedding video, A few months later I found myself back there to shoot Ryan & Helen's Wedding Video. I really enjoyed being able to go to the venue for a mock rehearsal and plan everything out in my head aswell as get to know Helen and one of her good friends Abi and just get a feel for the special day. The next morning I got to meet Ryan and the boys and had a great chat while getting the footage of the lads getting ready. Spending the day with them was a pleasure and that is the feeling I never forget. Also just last month I shot Rob & Jess's wedding which was very unique as there was just the 2 of them!! Karen who was shooting the video with me and I where there witnesses. I actually met them a few months earlier when Jess came into the studio for a fitness shoot we got along well throught the day and when they mentioned that they where getting married it seemed like a great fit. Please watch there video you can just click HERE It really does mean alot that I can make you smile laugh and cry along with me. This is why I push people to think about including video into there wedding plans as you can share that warm fuzzy feeling with everybody. So where to for me now? Well I would like to say more weddings and great memories to be made. Thanks to those who decided to read right through to the end. I have made a little slide show which was a trip down memory lane with some of my modelling. I hope you will also accompany me on the future successes to come.