I've always had a creative eye, even as a small boy, constantly painting, drawing and taking pictures. After school I went straight on to Art School and studied Graphic Design. I completed the 2 year course and then decided (much to my father’s frustration) I didn't want to pursue that particular artistic path. Instead I decided to study Photography because this subject was touched on during my design course. I enrolled on a part-time A level photography course and this is where I really fell in love with the art form. After my exams I was accepted from a vast selection of candidates to study photography at Newcastle School of Art & Design where I studied full time for 2 years and finally graduated with a Higher National Diploma. It was there I received my first award from the NEPA (North East Press Awards) for best student photography. My photographic career continued shortly afterwards as a Trainee Press Photographer and over the years moved up to Senior Photographer within the Trinity Mirror group at the Newcastle Evening Chronicle. A large proportion of my career has been working as a Newspaper Photojournalist for regional and national newspapers in the UK. I have gained over 20 years experience within the photographic industry and for some years now specialising as a full time Wedding Photographer. It was always going to be a natural progression for me to approach weddings creatively and in the same way as all my press experience has taught me, with storytelling.