That's me, and that little girl you see in the picture changed my life forever. She's given me a purpose in life and that the simple things in life are most important. A giggle and a laugh is all we need to make us happy.
In 2014, I got married to my beautiful wife. I had been a photographer for years - but on this day, I was able to understand why I do what I do based on my personal experience as a groom.
At each wedding I photograph, I am reminded of the joy I have in being married. I completely know what you're going through, the excitement, the nerves and sheer joy. It's all very familiar to me!
Being a wedding photographer is not just a job for me. I LOVE what I do. I become emotionally invested in my couples, and I pour my heart and soul into each wedding I document.
For me it's a true honour that you trust me to be part of your special day.
Look forward to learning more about what your wedding photography means to you.
One day my then girlfriend (now my wife) said to me "Maybe you should start a photography business". So I listened to her advice (always listen to your partner!) and Images by Kevin was born in 2012.
So here I am today, Five years later, I've documented over 100+ weddings and became an award winning photographer in NSW in 2016.
In 2016 I decided to give up my day job in the Travel Industry and make photography my entire life.
In 2017, I won a prestigious AIPP NSW Silver Distinction Award in the Wedding Category and was judged a Finalist in the ABIA Wedding Industry Awards for Best Wedding Photographer.
In 2018, I was welcomed by Junebug Weddings into their Best Photographers in Sydney
Sometimes I pinch myself how I got to where I am today, and I only have my wonderful clients to thank for trusting me with arguably their most significant milestone in their life to date.
My dad really loved taking photos of me as a child. I have hundreds of photos doing funny poses with my brothers and sisters. You know those ones back in the 80's with the hands on the hips. I was 8 years old. I absolutely hated it at the time!
One day he brought me to a wedding he photographed and I was in charge of swapping batteries and film and in return he would take us kids out to McDonalds. Talk about slave labour, but I actually really enjoyed it!
Fast forward a few years, I landed my first job as a travel consultant and was lucky enough to go on many overseas trips. Dad gave me one of his old Nikon F80 film camera to play with and I had an early fascination into the world of photography.
Dad saw that I really loved taking photos so he enrolled me into a photography course for my 21st birthday and surprised me with this gift which I could not thank him enough for. It really opened my eyes into this art and I was hooked from then on.
I decided to enter myself into some travel photography competitions and to my surprise I even won a few prizes along the way.
My wife Lily has always stuck by my side and even encouraged me to follow my passion. She's my worst critic and sometimes can be brutally honest about my work.
That's why I love her...
She's also a great photographer and artist and helps me with photo editing and album design, so she's the unofficial second team member behind the scenes!
I've been to over 25 countries in my lifetime and I still love to travel whenever I get the chance.
There's something about going to an unknown destination and learning about its culture, seeing how they live and of course, eating their food!
Here's where I went for my honeymoon, Cappadocia in Turkey and saw the world from a hot air balloon. Well worth the 3am wakeup call!
One thing people don't know about me is that I was very close to taking a chef's apprenticeship, but decided it wasn't for me.
I love my fine food and wine and can still work my way around a kitchen. My favourite dishes to make are handmade pasta, roasts, and my famous tiramisu.
One of my hidden talents which I don't utilise enough (or to my benefit) is I can actually hold a tune or two in front of a large audience and i'm not afraid to use it when absolutely necessary!
Here I am belting out a tune for my friend's wedding,
Ask nicely enough and I might even sing at your wedding!
Join me in my personal adventures of a Sydney Wedding Photographer