I have loved photography for many years and started out as a teenager with a Zenit E SLR and a darkroom in the bathroom, but have now embraced the digital age with a Canon 7D Mark ii and a Canon 5D Mark iii which together I find ideal for taking both action and portrait photographs, plus a variety of professional grade lenses. I am an active member of The Guild of Professional Photographers and enjoy entering their competitions and undergoing their training. I am aiming to become qualified by them in the future.
For your peace of mind I have £1000,000 public liability insurance.
I have won numerous dog and nature photography competitions and have had my work exhibited and published in magazines and newspapers including Dogs Today magazine and the Daily Mail.
I had dogs as a child, then rescued Pippin from Hereford and Worcester Animal Rescue in 2007, since when I have immersed myself in the world of dogs. Pip is a Pets as Therapy dog visiting a care home every week, was until recently in the Paws for Thought Dog Display Team taking part in displays across the country for agility, flyball, obedience, tricks and fire-jumping, has her Kennel Club Gold Good Citizen Award and competes at agility. She still goes to the training club where she started her puppy training, and is now in the advanced class doing scent-work, send-aways etc. We have appeared on BBC2's Sport Relief's Top Dog and CBBC's Who Let the Dogs Out and About.
As well as dogs I enjoy photographing the natural world, be it plants, animals, insects or landscapes, plus people, and I have a selection of these images available for sale also, and can be booked for weddings etc.
Winner "Nature's Foragers" category of the Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Awards, 2015.
Shortlisted five times in the Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Awards, 2015.
Shortlisted four times in the Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Awards, 2014.
Runner Up, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Julian Gardner Awards, 2014.
Winner "World Flora" category, Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Awards, 2013.
Shortlisted four times in Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Awards, 2013.
Shortlisted twice in the British Wildlife Photography Awards, 2013.
Winner, "Creative Visions of Nature" category, Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Awards, 2012.
Shortlisted three times in Scottish Seabird Centre Nature Photography Awards, 2012.
Category finalist BBC Countryfile Photographic Competition, 2011.
Double finalist and runner-up Wildlife Extra UK Wildlife Competition, 2011.