I bought a DSLR for my wife as a Christmas present a in 2013 and quickly noticed it was a redundant present. I dusted it off and used it at a family wedding. I couldn’t keep my eyes of the wedding photographer and secretly wished that was me.
I uploaded the images up to Facebook and received very positive feedback on my work. People in general were impressed with my photographs and encouraged me to look into my new found photography hobby.
I entered a local Facebook competition and the prize was a year’s membership in a local Camera Club. To my absolute surprise and delight, I won this prize and I joined the camera club. I learned many new photography skills and began to understand how to work my camera properly. Portraiture was where I found my biggest interest. I was in my element. Every opportunity I got to photograph portraiture I was there. I was awarded many 1st place prizes in competitions.
In 2014 I was asked to do a few family shoots and then communions and then local charity events. I couldn’t believe so many people started to take an interest in my work and started following me on social Media.
My absolute dream came through in 2015 when I got to do my first Wedding. That was it I was hooked. Wedding photography was my new found passion.
I really enjoy the buzz of the morning preparations and having the craic all day taking photos and capturing memories for the couple to treasure for a lifetime.
I have taken photos for the local paper. I also take photos every year at the Darkness into Light Walk for Pieta House which is a charity to raise money for Self-Awareness to suicide. I have done various shoots for charity’s from running, cycling events, the brave shave etc. The list is versatile and endless.
I love working with people and making them feel comfortable in front of the camera and like to give them a special service they won’t forget capturing those precious moments.
Nominated for Northern Ireland Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018 & 2019 & 2020
I received Highly Recommended for Northern Ireland Wedding Photographer of the Year 2018 & 2019 (Proud Moment and so Honoured)
I received Regional Winner in the Northern Ireland Wedding Photographer of the Year 2020
Licentiateship from the Irish Photography Federation. LIPF Qualified
My Photography work has been published in the Fermanagh Herald, Anglo Celt, Belfast Telegraph, Irish Independent, The Irish Sun, and The Irish Mirror and the Horse and Hound and Evelyn McAleer Author.