Today (Thursday 21st March 2019) marks ten years since I started my photography adventure by registering the domain www.simonwardphotography.com and the rest, as they say, is history!
I'd just like to say THANK YOU to everyone who has been a part of our first ten years, have chosen us for their photography needs or offered help, advice and guidance along the way.
After 15 years in retail, sales and marketing (predominently telecoms based) I knew that I had to follow my passion. From humble beginnings working part-time from home back in 2009 (while still having a full-time day job), to taking the plunge and going full time in 2011, to opening our studio in 2013, to today where we offer not only family portraiture and weddings but special events, commercial and corporate event photography, photo restoration and passport photography.
We're a local business which has grown to include a team of three for special projects and events. We work with businesses and organisations across the U.K. and of all shapes and sizes, and we get to work with couples excited about planning the most important day of their lives and families wanting to capture precious moments.
We love supporting charities whenever we can and along the way we've been lucky to work with the Stars Appeal, Julia's House, Lucy's Days Out and many others. We've also offered work experience to budding photography students as and when practical.
Although the country was in the midst of the credit crisis in 2009, ten years on the country finds itself in the midst of further tourmoil. It just goes to show that as individuals we have to be in control of our own destiny, so here's to the next decade and whatever it may bring.
We really do love what we do. Enjoy what you do you and you never work a day in your life, so THANK YOU again for your part in our first ten years.
Simon Ward Photography - The Salisbury based Wedding, Family Portrait, Event and Commercial photographer