It was Christmas, I was 7 years old and very excited as I unwrapped my first camera – a Polaroid 1000 (instant camera) – from Santa (a.k.a my dad).
This is how my life in photography started….
It didn’t take long before indulging in my new addiction. In my eyes everyone was a ‘star’ and truly deserved a picture with my new camera.
I tried a few different things of course,…[note to self:] stick to ‘driving’ the camera! You are better at that than driving a car or a bike!
I would mastermind my plans, sketch out and design all my ideas in torch light under my sheets.
This new world was uncovered and everything and everyone became interesting. Ultimately this, thanks to that Christmas, laid the foundation for my career. Even in the early days after gaining my degree in Business Management ‘conforming to the norm’ or ‘plan B’ as I called it, my passion and distraction was always photography.
I am grateful every day, and yes I do have a tell tale bruise as I have to pinch myself! My two boys and my best friend (a.k.a my wife) do a pretty good job of keeping my feet on the ground as I love nothing better than to get carried away in my work and world of photography.
My world – Inspired by you.
Andrew J. is an international wedding and portrait photographer based in Spain near Torrevieja (between Alicante and Murcia), on the Costa Blanca. Even though he is primarily booked for weddings on the Costa Blanca, he is regularly found on the Costa Del Sol, in Amsterdam (Holland) and the UK (London area) doing weddings and commissioned work. Andrew has had the pleasure of doing weddings all around Europe.
Destination weddings are a great way to document you and your loved ones in a relaxed atmosphere.,,The longer a photographer documents, the more people get comfortable with the idea of having a photographer around. People that are relaxed, look their best on photos,.. that is when a lot of the magic start to happen.”
Andrew does his documentary wedding photography to create images that are fun, fresh and real. ,,I capture in an unobtrusive but creative way the events that unfold on the day”.
Portrait photography and commercial photography is another line of photography that Andrew is passionate about. Either in a studio or on location.