People who know me from my ‘old life’ as a police forensic photographer are often left open-mouthed when they discover I am now a specialist newborn photographer. It’s safe to say you can’t get two further extremes than a crime scene and a perfect new baby.
But after 17 years in the police, I felt it was time to explore my softer side, and the creativity that is such a big part of that.
I absolutely love what I do now because it combines my long career in photography, with the ability to share in the joy of new life with parents, and create something for them that they will always treasure. It’s far from being a ‘job’, it’s a privilege. And now that privilege is continuing into toddlers, children, teenagers and of course families.
Since I left the Police, I have been photographing weddings, with the lovely Eva Bradley, I was there for 8 years and during that time I’ve also been raising my own little newborns into future men. Reuben (11) and Garrett (14) remind me every day how lucky I am to be a parent.