I am a self professed geek. I love proper coffee and builder’s tea (though not at the same time). I love being outdoors and going for long walks in the woods, high up places where I can see for miles or long beaches. I love people watching in city centre cafe’s. I love to read and listening to audiobooks. I have a thing for beetles. I don’t eat sugar. I forget to breathe in art galleries and when I’m taking photographs. I am married to an American who I met on the internet in 1999. I have 2 children and love going for long walks with them. We stop every so often to build dens and have some hot chocolate with marshmallows and squirty cream. It’s the little things! True Romance & White Palace are two of my favourite films ever. I say ‘awesome’ and ‘cool’ way too much. And I love succulents.
I’ve always been creative and my path to photography has wandered through fine art, ceramics, graphic design & illustration which I studied at degree level. Since having my first child in 2006 my focus has been 100% on photography. I do think though that my time spent as an illustrator has had the most impact on me as a photographer. It taught me to see. I love getting to know my clients and making sure their story is told well, that it’s not just about the beautiful stand alone images, but also about the story telling ones too. I also love bringing emotion to my work, I want the image to tell the story all by itself. I want people to look back on their photographs and feel the warm fuzzies. I am passionate about what I do, have a fierce attention to detail and like my work to maintain the quality that comes from taking the time to get things right. I am honest and genuine and can think of nothing worse than not delivering the work I have promised. And I LOVE what I do.
It’s easier to show you than tell you. Here are lots of things I love and one thing I do not. Captions under the photos when you click.