"After a series of boring and unfulfilling jobs in my early twenties, I started a job at Cameras Underwater. It's there that I discovered the depth of my passion for underwater photography.
I once discovered an extraordinary species of 'Nudibranch' in the Red Sea (think pretty sea slug), which had never before been seen, and caught this on camera. But without genetic evidence, it couldn't be proven. My time to shine however came when I got a mention from Terry Wogan on the BBC 2 Breakfast show for my shot of a seal off the North Devon coast - a little closer to home.
Today, I head up the photography part of Water Babies, and have been fortunate to travel to all four corners of our network and see some truly amazing landmarks. The energy, excitement and innocence of a baby is inspiring, and I am very grateful to be able to photograph them."
"I’ve been working with Water Babies for six years now, and I love every second. It gives me the opportunity to work all across the world, but most of the time I work in the UK. The role keeps me very busy. I do around 20-25 photo shoots a year.
Taking photos of babies and toddlers underwater isn’t easy, so there’s a team of people involved! The dippers will swim the baby in front of the camera at just the right moment, ready for me to get the best possible photo. I have to be able to hold my breath, lower my heart rate and keep hold of the equipment, all whilst trying to capture that special shot.
I love creating images that make people happy. My advice to anyone looking to get into underwater photography is that you need to be fit and healthy, with lots of stamina. You need to be as good as you were photographing the first child as you are when you’re photographing the hundredth child in an all-day photo shoot! I wouldn't change it for the world."