This is the first of a series I hope to work at on small businesses.  I hope to focus on a few small businesses and showcase them while having the opportunity to take some interesting photographs.

I mentioned on my facebook towards the end of 2014 about this rather cool coffee bar, Haptik, that had recently open in Newtownards and that in the middle of December I had the pleasure of spending a little time there taking some photos.  The place is owned and run by Johnny and Rachel McBride who are one of the loveliest couples you are likely to meet.  After spending 14 months working and travelling around Austrialia they came back to Ards with the dream of starting an Artisan Coffee Bar.

I'm not going to rabble on here but let the photos do the talking.

I'm sure that has whet your appetite so get down and check them out as soon as you can.  Until then check them out on facebook, twitter and instagram.



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About me

Memories are made with the click of the shutter. a passing moment is captured in that split second.

Our lives are a journey full of learning and experiences. Some things we chose to do other things we have no control over. People come into our lives and change them forever. They are part of our learning and experiences.

Memories of those times and faces fade with age. That's why making photographs is so important. Photographs capture those moments for ages to come. Words often fail to truly describe those memories. Photographs contain life.

Since my childhood I have loved looking at photographs. Getting

lost in the details as they can take me to places I have never been before.

Growing up hours would have been spent daydreaming about the places

discovered through them. Taking photographs has become more a part of

my life with each passing year.

I want people to get lost in my photographs the way I did as a child. When they look at the images the memories should come flooding back for them. They should tell a story for anybody who looks at the images. It as a great honour to be allowed into people’s lives on such special

days and asked to capture the memories for them.

With a blend of documentary, traditional, & commercial/alternative style wedding photography giving every bride & groom the very best images from their day.

I live in Newtownards, have been blessed with a family and have 3 rather lively kids

to keep me busy. My faith is the backbone of this business. To do

something you love is great and is something to thank God for.