I was brought up on the tiny wee Isle of Colonsay, about two and a half hours out of Oban, on the west coast of Scotland. I played music and drew things (mostly dragons, occasionally Shaun Maloney) as a kid and it wasn’t until I got my first digital camera a few years ago that I realised the artistic and creative potential of photography. Since then I’ve very rarely been apart from the camera. I threw myself in headfirst and gained experience at home on the island where you’re never sure what kind of bizarre experience you’re about to encounter. As such, I have experience in weddings, birthday parties, interiors for business and product photography and I’m still learning; I recently covered production photography for a film shoot.
Although I have been flexible in my photography work so far my passion undoubtedly lies in wedding and family portrait photography. Capturing moments, hidden angles of a shared special day; you just can’t beat it.
I love shooting with natural light where possible. Even in my product photography I’ve tried to incorporate as many natural elements as possible. There’s a gorgeous softness and texture that can’t quite be replicated with artificial lighting. It is, however, necessary and I’ve spent many hours trying to ensure that I can make the unnatural look…well, natural.
I’m currently studying Law at the University of Stirling so I’m based around the Central Belt but I
love an excuse to travel the length and breadth of this country whenever possible. When I’m not studying or shooting I usually have my guitar in hand or – if I can find a suitably soundproof space – the banjo.