I am an award winning professional photographer based in Tullamore, Co Offaly. I am also a member of the Irish Professional Photographers & Videographers Association.
My photographic journey began back in 2008 when I got my first iPhone. I started out by taking snapshots of my children. As the old saying goes 'The best camera is the one you have with you' and I always had my phone so I was able to capture all those candid and impromptu moments of early childhood. Shortly after I got the phone the App Store was launched and photo editing apps were among the first apps to appear on the store. These opened up a whole world of creativity for me and an obsession with photography was born.
After about a year of experimenting and learning I started to post my photos on various social media and photographic platforms and to my surprise I began to receive invitations to show my photos at exhibitions round the world showcasing iPhone photography. As my profile started to rise I was contacted by a company called Arcangel Images who specialise in stock photography for the publishing industry. They asked me to submit images to their library which has resulted in me getting a number of book covers in various regions across the world.
Having come to photography via my iPhone and having to overcome the limitations of shooting with a mobile phone camera I had to learn a lot about light and composition to overcome these limitations. The experience I gained in these early years has stood to me as I progressed from basic entry level DSLR's to the suite of professional gear I currently use.
I started my photography business in January 2018 and in my first year I was accepted as a member of the Irish Professional Photographers and Videographers Association. I also won the Photographer of the Year Award at the 2018 Midlands 103 Customer Service Awards.
As you will see from the galleries on this site I don't limit myself to any particular area of photography. I do wedding, commercial, event, architectural and portrait and family photography. I also sell fine art photography prints. I produce a range of Christmas Cards each year. And finally I give workshops and talks on photography to a wide range of groups.
Photography is not a job to me, it is my passion. When I am not taking photos for clients I am constantly taking photos for myself in order to keep learning and improving. When I am taking photos for myself or for my clients my goal is to use the images I create to tell a story and give the viewer an emotional connection to the photos.
If you have any queries I can be reached through the Contact Section on this site.