Hello. My name is Rowan. I'm a thirty something London based documentary wedding and portrait photographer.
My interest in photography started about six years ago. I'd bought an entry level DSLR with a kit lens (NIkon D40 with the 17-55, if you must know!) to take photos of my two young children. However, I never really bothered to learn how to use it, preferring instead to stick it on automatic mode and snap away.
Then, one day, the lens broke. Actually a friend of mine, who shall remain nameless, broke it.
That though, turned out to be an absolute blessing in disguise, as I suddenly needed a replacement lens. Being that I'm occasionally prone to trawling through reviews of electronic equipment to see what's out there, I looked into my options. And that's when I realised that all those funny numbers (F/2.8, ISO 400, 1/3200 shutter speed yada yada yada) actually meant something. And what's more...they were all tied together, and tied in a way that just 'clicked' with me and made me realise I really hadn't been using my camera to it's fullest potential at all.
After a bit of the aforementioned research and bargain hunting, I excitedly ordered a Tamron 17-50 F/2.8 lens for my camera. This is when my passion for photography really started to blossom.
Now, a few years later, I own rather more camera gear (not to mention the stuff I've owned and sold on) and am continually learning, experimenting and pushing myself. I love to take pictures of people, capturing that moment in time...that fleeting eye contact, brief wry smile or that sudden and unexpected burst of emotion.
So for me, wedding photography is the perfect pursuit and I consider it a real pleasure and an honour that it is something that I'm able to partake in.