About

Hey there! So, you’ve stumbled across my blog and wondered who the person is behind the name.

This is me... hi there!

Back in 2008 I threw caution to the wind and bought a camera that I couldn’t afford. I was tired of my job and wanted to do something different, 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 really got the ball rolling, and more than paid for itself, many times over, as I photographed kids football teams, childrens portraits, proms and weddings. The weddings were mostly free in the beginning, of course, as you have to start somewhere, right?!

Fast forward to today, I now have a wonderful wife who I married in 2012 and hasn’t been able to get rid of me yet, 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, none more so than my two little girls as they grow up so fast! I love people to see themselves at their best, and it’s a lovely feeling when you see someone who usually dislikes their photo actually pleased with a picture of themselves.

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 taking a photo every day is trying to vary your shots. Go take a look, tell me what you think, and if you’re out taking photos, tell me 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

If you’re a fellow photographer… leave a comment, I love hearing from other photographers!

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12 thoughts on “About”

    1. Hi Alejandra! Thanks for your comment! I’m impressed with myself for keeping this up for almost six months now! I’m trying to strike a balance between taking photos to push myself a bit, and photos for the journal. My initial plan, when I started, was to be able to remember each day a bit better by the photo I took as the days just seem to fly past so quickly lately!

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      1. I totally know what you mean! I have a terrible memory and always forget about things I should definitely remember. I’m trying to be hopeful that blogging will help me remember the everyday details a little better 🙂

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  1. Thanks for your Christmas Day “Like”.

    When I saw you are doing a 365 Day project I felt compelled to check it out. Well done, I’ve just completed my first year as well.

    I’m an early forty-something Stay-At-Home Dad who took on an ambitious project, which by December I had realised had turned into a hobby. So I’m doing another lap in 2015.

    I particularly like your comment re: photo content day by day. It’s hard NOT to think you have to better the image from the previous day – it’s an easy trap to fall in to. Sometimes it’s nice just to punch out a bog-standard photo.

    I call it the KISS method – Keep It Simple Stupid.

    I look forward to following your journey in 2015.

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    1. Thanks Dan, I’ve actually completed my second year now! It was fun, and a few days into the new year and I’m kinda missing it a bit, but it was becoming tough for the last couple of weeks! I’m just glad I had my daughter as a model for some of the tougher days! It’s been the best bit of the 365, announcing her birth and watching her grow up! My posts will hopefully remain bi-weekly until I can make up my mind what my next project will be!

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