I was a Criminal Defence Solicitor for 12 years, working in and around Hampshire, whilst being a passionate hobby photographer with a keen eye for all things beauty and elegance.
My hobby became much more when a custom made studio was built at the rear of my property, allowing me the opportunity to shoot cleaner, brighter images, thanks to the large bi-fold doors that open to the garden. It became very clear, very quickly, exactly where my passion lay, and it wasn’t in a police station or court! And so ELM Photo Studio was created.
Since the opening of ELM Photo Studio, I have honed my craft and worked hard on my own personal style, ensuring that my images are known from first glance. I love my clean, fresh style, utilising beautiful soft light to create elegant and engaging portraiture for any occasion.
The Man behind the Lens!
First and foremost, I am a husband, father and then businessman. Everything that I do is with my family in mind, and I ensure that my bookings never impede upon school assemblies, or parents evenings! I am a proud father to 3 children, each one of them unique in style and personality, and not a day goes by when they don’t say something that will either amaze me or make me laugh.
The rest of my time, when I am not shooting, is spent researching and working with models, allowing me the opportunity to be fully prepared every time I lift the camera. Working with light, working with props whilst still maintaining my simplistic style, creating new looks with old techniques. Photography is so so much more than a hobby, it is my life.
I have always loved art, and creating beautiful images for people to enjoy for years to come. Memories captured for a lifetime.