From a purely personal view I started wedding photography out of love. This love was fuelled by my desire to take great photographs, which has been with me since 1972 when I received my first camera as a Christmas present from my parents.
I became a hobby photographer for many years and I read lots of books and magazines. I was a sponge for anything and everything photography related, and I still am. I have taken countless pictures over the years and have tried a great many different camera's, progressing from film to digital in the late 1990's.
In 2013 my sister asked me to photograph her wedding, which I did on a semi-professional basis. The pure joy I experienced on that day, and afterwards when I looked at the photographs on my computer, made me decide it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
5 weeks later I attended a business start up course, and launched GDJ Photography on an unsuspecting world soon afterwards.
I am driven to capture beautiful photographs wherever I go. I have found my perfect job, and I love doing it so much that it is not really like working at all.
Every time I photograph a wedding, every time a couple contacts me, and every time I see the photographs I have taken after a wedding I get the same rush of excitement and joy that I got on that Christmas Day way back in 1972.