Hey there! So, you’ve stumbled across my blog and wondered who the person is behind the name.
Back in 2008 I threw caution to the wind and bought a camera that I couldn’t afford. I wanted to do something different, and something I previously never thought I’d be able to achieve, I wanted to take my photography seriously and make some money from it. I swore to myself that I would make this camera pay for itself, and whilst single, and in a job I hated, I really had nothing to lose. That first camera more than paid for itself many times over as I photographed kids football teams, childrens portraits and weddings. The weddings were mostly free in the beginning, as you have to start somewhere, right?!
Fast forward to today, I now have a wonderful wife that I married in 2012 and went on an amazing honeymoon to California with, and two beautiful daughters that have become my world, and yes, this blog is now literally saturated with pictures of them both. I still shoot weddings and portraits today as I love capturing people, especially my two little girls as they grow up so fast! I’m enthusiastic about making people look their best, and getting them to see how good they really look!
If you scroll back you’ll find a mix of posts here, weddings and portrait sessions, as well as a whole bunch of personal stuff, I am now in the middle of yet another 365 project, my third one so far. The biggest challenge in a photo every day is trying to vary your shots. Go take a look, tell me what you think, and what you like to shoot!
You can find me and get updates about this blog on twitter @andrewvokes or see more of my stuff on facebook at facebook.com/andrewvokesphotography or you can try LinkedIn if you like, but really… who uses LinkedIn?!?
If you’re a fellow photographer… hey there, feel free to give me a shout! I love hearing from other photographers!