In 2008, I graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts (Majoring in Photography) at Rhodes University in South Africa. I then moved to Ireland where I ended up spending 3 years working managerial roles in the food and hospitality sector.
I left to travel to Australia and New Zealand and worked as a photographer on Daydream Island in the Whitsundays. (What a job!) When I came back to Ireland I started an extremely fulfilling job managing a successful artisan café for 8 years, all the while working on my own photography business.
I am still running a successful portrait and wedding photography business called Dena Shearer Photography but after working for two years as an in-house food photographer and social media manager, I developed my love for food and lifestyle photography and wanted to create a new business to work at this...