My journey as a photographer is pretty unique as it was not something I planned or knew I wanted to do. In my life I have always been imaginative and visual, day dreaming in school while looking out the window and making up stories in my head would best describe the type of student I was. Numbers and formulas never excited me but come time for art class and I would come out my shell.

After leaving school amazingly I still had no idea of what I wanted to do and going to university was out of the question because honestly, who really wants to have more exams and tests added to their life. Being the practical person that I am I discovered film school where you are tested not on paper but in what you can produce visually. Animation was my major and in my first year with an extraordinary crew, we achieved second place out of all the first year’s films for the best 1 minute story. Surprisingly, I actually never enjoyed it there nor doing animation, but the experience of learning what goes into film making and storytelling has become priceless to me. As each couple has their own love story I understand how to visually portray this.

So thankfully film school was not for me nor a glamorous career in the film industry, but the pressure was on to find a career and around the same time my sister was getting married and no, I was not her photographer! Yet I witnessed the photographer at her wedding and thought, “Hey, I’ll give that a shot”. I took all the money I had saved up to buy my first Nikon camera and finally booked my very first wedding. I must have taken a million photographs that day, but from that moment I was instantly hooked! Meeting new people and photographing moments that would be remembered for years to come became my ultimate passion and now 12 years later I have had the honor of capturing countless couples say I do and travel all over South Africa to do so.

In 2018 my family and I decided that we want to call Melbourne our home, so we sold everything and moved with my wife’s five bags of clothing, our baby daughter, our dogs and my camera to start a new chapter in our lives and career. I have not looked back and only look forward to meeting amazing new couples, capturing your story in a fun, relaxed and natural way.