When I started my photography business back in 2011 it kinda happened a little by accident after trying something for the first time, loving it, then thinking should I do it again, can I do it again.
What was it that I did, well it was a wedding.
I'd been in to photography for a huge amount of time before I'd got to the point of shooting my very first big day. I'd been on organised photowalks that had incorporated small workshops, spent hours following online tutorials, watching Youtube vids on how to do this, that, the other in photography and editing, learning things from various sources and people, like from the rather brilliant Glyn Dewis or from the very informative Stobist blog.
It was my cousin Jackie who asked me if I would photograph her wedding to Dai out in Wales, and after a little thought, I agreed. However as the day drew closer my thoughts started to turn to "What if I like this, do it well and what to go further with it?" wondering whether there was the possibility of it being something that could continue onwards after, but if this was to be the case I wanted to ensure I did the best I could with Jackie's wedding, but having never done a wedding before how could I even think it would be a success.
So I turned to a good friend in Scot Baston, who at the time had shot a number of weddings, to see if he would be kind enough to join me on the shoot, to guide me through the day to ensure I missed nothing but learned loads, but also to have a good catch up and an enjoyable day. He agreed, it went awesomely well, I learned loads, the happy couple were over the moon with the images and I then looked to start this wedding photography journey.
Jackie & Dai