This is us when we were on holiday on the West Coast of South Africa in Langebaan in 2017, not long before we got married. We set the camera up on a tripod and took the photo with the timer.
I come from a printing and graphic design background having worked at a signage company and then an advertising agency as a designer. It was during this time that I started branching out into photography and websites, with my first jobs being for some pretty big companies. I progressed to shooting weddings, families and corporate events on a full time basis but I've always considered myself to be more of a commercial photographer. Colin & Ruth Creative is the perfect vehicle for me to continue the commercial side of my photography as well as design and websites.
When I'm not at my desk you'll find me out cycling and mountain biking, having participated in events such as the Amashova, Cape Argus and the 947 Cycle Challenge. I was also the bass guitarist in a band called Spoonfeedas for 12 years.
I've been making and creating since a very young age, its no wonder I became a designer. I've now been in the creative industry for 15 years. I've been a graphic designer, art director, creative director, DIY Diva, magazine publisher, marketing manager and artist. I've also designed furniture and show stands, styled for photography, worked for award-winning international advertising agencies, national magazines and freelanced a whole lot. Being able to create daily is energising!
In my down time I like to paint, read, ride my bike, DIY and I'm constantly up skilling myself on social media and digital marketing.