I have decided to blog an answer to a question I have been asked a few times and feel the best way to share it would be on the blog.
Where did I start ?
I have always been into taking photo’s even from a little child I had a camera in my hand. I have to say there are 2 people I have to thank for this and without them I wouldn’t be where I am today in Photography. Thank you to my dad Alf Taylor and my wife Ami Taylor for the encouragement and support of the past few years.
My dad has always taken photos, whether we was on holiday up in the Lake District in the caravan or watching the Red Arrows at an air show, my dad got me into using his 35mm SLR and I have to say I miss that camera. We still have that camera and one day I want to take it along to a wedding to use alongside my DSLR, as it brings back the skill of shooting ‘the perfect shot’ rather than ‘machine gunning’ and editing it later in Photoshop.
Now I have to thank my amazing wife Ami Taylor who brought my first DSLR shortly after the birth of my first daughter Ellie. Ami said she wanted to treat me to something so I could start to turn a hobby into a career, and that purchase did exactly that.
The first DSLR I had, and still have and use to this day, is my Canon EOS 550d I use it on shoots and it is always in my bag no matter there I am.
How did I get into photography
So I started my photography career as a second shooter with the amazing Jon Stanley at Jonathan Stanley Photography, I was recommended to him by a good friend and what started out as a few ‘come along and shoot’ turned into a year of photographing not only as a second shooter but I then started taking the rains as the main shooter and then to photographing solo for JS Photography.
After a year with Jonathan we decided that the business was changing and the photography side was going to take the back foot and Jonathan created and still runs 3 Creative and we both agreed that I wanted to venture into the world of photography as a business and from that day JellyBean Photography was born.
Creating my own business
So the time came that I wanted to take my photography skill from a hobby to a career, and can I say I haven’t looked back at that decision its the best thing I did and it really helped me to focus on my photography and my photography style.
JellyBean Photography was created in 2014 and it seems so long ago but I have learnt a lot along the way, which has made me a better photographer and business owner.
So that is my photography story and How I became know for my photography work. If you would like to see more of my work please take a few minutes to look at my photography portfolio page ( Link Below)
If you would like to find out more about what type of photographer I am and the styles of photography I use then jump across to my ‘What types of photographer am I’ post in our blog.