I guess what’s important to me is to be true to myself, create work which I love, be open to new inspiration and to learning from others and try not to compare too much.
I kind of fell into wedding photography during part of my photography degree in Germany, I met people who did it on the side to fund creative projects and thought it would be great to try. It wasn’t until a couple of years later after I have my daughter that I really fell in love with it. It was the moment I realised that I could still be an artist with creative freedom, that wedding photography doesn’t have to be overly posed and documentary – it could be about capturing the raw emotions, the connections and story-telling.
I’m always looking for new ways to push the boundaries of my work and my comfort zone. Super 8 takes me back to my film roots, I think it’s beautiful and I love how it captures everything so honestly and its ability to evoke nostalgia. Super 8 is something I do more for me, it excites me!
Ah success is such a personal thing, my own measurement of success changes over time. In the past I’ve measured it on the amount of money I made, the amount of bookings or features and awards I received. Whilst I do set goals for myself, overall it’s measured on creating a good work/life balance, making enough money to support my family and travel the world whilst creating work that gives me ALL the feels. You know, like when you are so excited to create and edit and you come away from a shoot feeling inspired and creatively fulfilled. That’s the goal.
Be kind and screw it, you only live once. Life is short so try to live in the moment and do whatever makes you happy. Try not to get overwhelmed by the future or worry about things you can’t control.