For my 8th birthday I asked my parents for a tape player, so I could record my favourite songs off the radio and a camera so I could take photos. My 8th birthday cemented my two biggest loves in my life; music and photography. I would take my camera everywhere I went and some of my own family members favourite photos are the ones a sneaky 8 year old self candidly took. The downside to owning a film camera at 8, was not having the funds to develop my film. The heartache of seeing the little film canisters sitting on my desk in my room just waiting for me to save enough pocket money to have them developed. Over my teenage years and in to my early 20’s life become more about school and building a career and somewhere in the mix of that, I put my cameras down and stopped taking as many photos. As a fully grown adult and having a family of my own, I invested in a new digital camera and reignited my love of photography. My career before having a family was not in photography, but it was within a creative role in the housing development industry.