Hi. We’re Tim and Ally. We’re photographers, as well as business and life partners.
After getting together in 2002, the first place we travelled together was the Isle of Man, where Tim proposed.
I (Ally) knew from a very young age that I wanted to be a photographer and used to pester the photography teacher at school who relented and let me in early in lunchtimes and taught me black and white developing and printing. After studying at college, I started assisting professional photographers at weddings at the weekends.
After a short stint on cruise ships as a photographer, I continued photographing weddings at weekends then family portraits.
Tim helped me discover the joys of digital photography after being a staunch film fan. As well as running my own photographic business, I learnt Photoshop and now run Red Rocket Studio graphics training business with Tim.
Tim’s favourite subjects are interesting architecture and landscape. Mine are landscapes and ‘interesting’ people when I have the courage to ask them.
Tim grew up in Durban, South Africa and after studying photography at Durban University of Technology, worked in the commercial photography industry. After coming to the UK in ’89 he ended up as a forensic photographer for the Metropolitan Police (Scotland Yard) and discovered digital and Photoshop. He has continued in the creative industry, becoming an Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor in Illustrator and Photoshop.
He loves illustration and his work can be seen on Instagram @Rocket_Rat_Illustration and timwilson.co.uk