Firstly I promise you I have grown (a little) since this picture was taken.
I grew up abroad and found myself surrounded by some of the most vibrant and beautiful scenery imaginable. With a need to preserve everything and anything around me from an early age one of the ways I found to do this was through photography.
For Christmas aged seven, I unwrapped my very own 35mm camera and I instantly felt at home. After many years of keeping Kodak in business (and the funds within the bank of Mum & Dad very low) I switched to digital and feel such ease and comfort being behind my camera - so much so it is taken everywhere with me.
With friends getting married and having little ones I constantly found myself taking photographs and also being asked if I would be taking my camera to family get togethers. In 2011 when I became an Auntie for the first time, my passion for photography grew even further and after a friend suggested I begin offering my photographic services for hire (mainly in the bid to try to repay all my parents had done for me) I decided maybe it was time to do just that.
In my view (without sounding too cheesy) everything and anything that can be a memory preserved in time, should be exactly that... preserved so the image itself can tell the story in its own originality and for many decades to come.
Every picture tells a story... Let yours be a story that never changes!