Where are you in your life now? Where do you want to be? Well for me I was working as a Landscaper and it was "okay", I knew it wasn't where I wanted to be there so I decided to make a change I remember doing a Tony Robbins goals workshop and photography came up a few times and to be honest I was speedwriting and didn't expect it.
The more I thought about it the more I got excited and to be clear I didn't even have my own camera! I borrowed my mums to take photos of my gardens after they are finished. I also enjoyed going to the beach and shooting the sunrise or sunset. So I did more of that which then lead to shooting some model photos for a friend.
Before I knew it a friend had asked me to shoot there wedding and I loved it, their is something magical about being at somebodies wedding and sharing those special moments.
As is generally the way when you enjoy doing something I got better at it quickly and really put every spare moment into it. A year later I put the work boots in the bin and went full time as a photographer. Now your probably asking yourself where does the travel photography come in? Well that all started with destination weddings people loved my work so much they wanted to pay me to travel to places like Fiji, Bali, Thailand and even the AMAZING Costa Rica. So here I am well into my photography journey which actually for the last few years has been more video as its now my passion I am getting paid to travel and shoot weddings.
But I was not doing travel photography as such I am always taking landscape images but recently I had a realisation as I was watching some videos on facebook and youtube from travel bloggers or travel vlogs and the quality was pretty bad and yet they had sooo many views, I realised hey I love travelling and I can take great photo and video so it just made sense to combine the 2!
Looking forward in the calendar I see it jam packed with amazing destinations and events so Isla and I have planned our adventures around them driving through Australia and when overseas extending the trip to goto the unseen parts of places like Thailand and make videos and photos from our adventures!!
Thanks for reading if you made it this far you are probably related to me (hi mum) it means a lot that you are joining me on this journey I hope I can add value to your day.