This is the hardest part of the website to write. I find writing about yourself to be weird. I have lived on the Sunshine Coast close to my whole life . My parents migrated here from Melbourne in the 70s. I went to Yandina and Buderim Primary School and Maroochydore High School. I have have been married to my remarkably tolerant wife for over 20 years. We have two kids and live on acerage near the Big Pineapple with various pets. Despite me dreading the mowing every year and yelling at my vintage ride on mower periodically I could not imagine living anywhere else.
I have not always been a wedding photographer. In my 20s and early 30s I was a professional musician. I played guitar and sang around the pubs and clubs on the Sunshine Coast and Queensland. I also taught guitar for years. I was the guitar teacher at Matthew Flinders Anglican College at Buderim and also in the teaching rooms at the music shops. I also played a lot of weddings in a four piece band I was in. To be honest it was a much easier gig than being a wedding photographer.
With my wife I founded, owned an eventually sold a successful IT business. In the end my heart was not in a very technical business so I moved on. We specialised in servicing business’s. The business’s we serviced were Legal, Medical, Accounting Firms and that sort of thing. Our clients told us that our point of difference was exception service.
I have always had genuine curiosity about people. I find watching human behaviour fascinating. I am one of those types who like to “people watch” at airports or other places where there are extremes in emotions. This is one of the main reasons I was drawn to photography. To freeze a moment in time and capture human emotion to me is exhilarating. As a result of that curiosity I also copied Brandon Stanton’s wildly successful “Humans of New York” and did my own “Humans on the Sunshine Coast” page: Click to view the Facebook Page . This was was featured on Television, Radio and in Newspapers. Also as a result, I became the subject of a university assignment for a student studying journalism at Sunshine Coast University. Her assignment was chosen and published in the Sunshine Coast Daily.
In my spare time I enjoy reading , playing guitar, spending time with family and walking our rescue dog. I actually also enjoy photography in my spare time. My most recent photography project is called “Stuff people sell on the side of the road”. This a collection of photos of the most random things people sell or give away outside the front of their houses. Showing my Melbourne roots I also enjoy watching AFL footy. Enjoy is actually the wrong word. I take it far too seriously. For decades the Richmond Football Club tormented me by being genuinely deplorable . Happily they ended years and years of me yelling at the TV and finally won a grand final in 2017.
My remarkably tolerant and beautiful wife.
Our Daughter Lilli with our rescue dog Nina
Our very tall son Jordan.
The above mentioned mower that I swear at a lot when it won’t start, that I really need to get around to replacing.