Interview with: Andrew Keher
Company Name: Andrew Keher Photography
Location / Coverage: North West (Merseyside, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire etc.)
How did your business get started and who works at Andrew Keher Photography?
My business came about almost by accident. My background is in construction (I’m a qualified Quantity Surveyor!), but following the economic downturn in my sector I felt compelled to seek other income avenues, just in case. I discovered I really, really enjoyed taking photographs of people and it just seemed a natural progression to weddings.
Photography was always a hobby of mine but it turns out I was far better at taking photographs and running my own business than I ever was at working in a 9 to 5 office! That’s not to say this all happened overnight; I’ve worked my socks off, many days from early in the morning to well after midnight in order to study and hone my techniques. It’s a constant learning experience and I’ll never stop striving.
Had you always wanted to be a photographer?
Not really! I’d always wanted to be a police officer, but due to my poor eyesight at the time it never became a reality. A good few years later and luckily, following laser surgery, I have perfect vision now – it does come in handy in my line of work. My younger brother has ended up joining the police instead!
Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?
Sorry, can’t remember! It was probably really rubbish though!