There are a couple of decent cliches available for photographer bio portraits. You can hold your camera to remind everyone you’re a photographer. Or you can hug your children to show that you don’t scare the young.
I went for photographer + dearly beloved dog. Yes, she is struggling to get away. But it’s definitely love. Although I suspect she may actually be a bear/ewok rather than a pedigree cocker spaniel. She has dubious genetic history – but she is treasured nevertheless.
Anyway, there I am, smiling away, wrestling with an ageing dog, proving that I’m a splendid person to be around and that your kids will LOVE me. Because I do my very best storytelling work behind the camera when I spend time playing about in the world of a kid’s imagination, where bedrooms become grand castles and a woodland walk transforms into a hunt for bears, gruffalos plus any and all fairy creatures that happen to still be hanging about.
I can tease smiles out of the shy, wrangle the over-excited into happy submission and wait out a tantrum without blinking an eye. And that’s just the dads. Toddlers are a breeze in comparison.
So if you want honest, heartfelt images of the people you love, I’m the perfect photographer for you. Let’s get started!
dog wrestling picture courtesy of Jonathan Canlas