about me

the red haired one behind the camera

I’m a Belfast based freelance photographer, specialising in event, portrait and commercial photography. I love to travel with work and have been lucky enough to work across Europe and the USA as well as regular work in Dublin, Glasgow and London.

I first discovered my love of photography when I was putting my hatred of maths class into practise at school. Choosing instead to hide in the art department (my favourite subject for the entire of school) it was here I first tried to teach myself about the darkroom and fell in love with photography. I got an old fully manual Pentax SLR and started teaching myself as much as I could about photography and developing my own black and white images. After that I went on to study Art and Design at tech before completing a degree at the Belfast School of Art. Throughout the entire time my focus was in photography (no pun intended) and after leaving uni I worked for a design agency for several years until I decided to go it alone and set up my own business in 2005.

Since then I’ve met amazing people, photographed amazing things and I still absolutely love what I do. If you’re looking a photographer who has a real passion for what they do and loves the chance to work on creative projects and events then get in touch to chat!

not just photography

Alongside my photography work I also run my own workshops and tuition under the name Shoot Positive. I love the chance to teach other people about photography and share my passion for it. I tailor my workshops to suit the groups involved and work with a lot of different organisations. Working with Action Mental Health and The Mens’s Shed associations allows me to emphasize the wellbeing element of photography with creative expression and developing a new hobby and interest. Working with the Prince’s Trust on their Get Started Programmes allows me to inspire a new generation of photographers, and the art groups I work with are a fantastic chance to learn more about your camera no matter what skill level you are at.

Private workshops are also available and can be tailored to suit your business and commercial needs or just to learn about your camera and how to get better pictures. Get in touch via the contact page for more info.

Put a ring on it?

creative wedding photography for awesome couples

Want your wedding photographed by someone who has incredibly red hair and has photographed everyone from the Queen to the Queen of Pop Taylor Swift – then look no further!!

All joking aside I LOVE photographing weddings¬† -they are your biggest, best day and I love to be there to document it. My wedding work is all featured on Crazy Happy Love so check it out to see if it’s the style of photos you would like for your big day and if it is then give me a shout! I’m all about big smiles, little details and colourful moments – no climibing a mountain and no cheesy poses that make you want to run away and hide, just fun and laughter throughout the day!