I have a fantastic job and every day I’m so grateful that I my passion helps me to make a living. Wedding photography has been a love of mine for the last 5 years or so, at least professionally that is; I had previously photographed the odd wedding as a favour but Novel Focus Photography started kicking into action about 5 years ago to the day.
A website got me up and running, as with so many small businesses. I still had to grow my collection of gear, but bookings were coming through the door and they were funding my future strides as a photographer.
My father played a key role in my love of photography; he taught me everything I know today and donated a great deal of his time to be a second photographer for me in the early days. Without him Novel Focus Photography simply wouldn’t be here, and for that I’m hugely grateful.
One of the perks of my “job” (truthful it rarely feels like work when I’m behind the camera!) is that I get to see some of the most fantastic venues in the UK. Stunning manor houses, festival style countryside weddings and of course quirky little cinemas with a marriage license (I kid you not!).
In the last 5 years I’ve visited over 200 different wedding locations ranging from my “locals” (Manor by the Lake & Ellenborough Park in Cheltenham and the Matara Centre near Tetbury) to my not-so-locals (Tintern Abbey in Wales, Iscoyd Park near Wrexham, Somerford Hall in Stafford and Gorcott Hall in Redditch). Fortunately I love driving, because there’s quite a bit of it either end of a wedding day!
I love being able to visit all of these places to photograph weddings, and with plenty of bookings coming in for 2019 and 2020 there’s going to be lots more to look forward too!