Having worked in IT since my early 20’s, I was itching to find a creative outlet. I had always enjoyed photography, though the camera usually only came out for special occasions. So I bought myself a DSLR and decided to really learn how to use it properly – not just leave it on auto! I started by doing stock photography – landscapes, flowers, a few portraits. It was a bit of a baptism of fire – I had to learn how to create a technically perfect photo before it would even be considered for submission for sale. I kept at it and worked on my skills for a couple of years (and did a LOT of reading and study) and, on the side, did a few family portraits for family and friends. Having never really been “into” photographing people before, I was surprised to discover that I loved it! The interactions within families is fascinating, each with its own dynamics, and being able to catch those moments is just brilliant.
Growing up, I didn’t really “get” kids and thought I would just be the cool aunt rather than a mum, so it hit me as a surprise one day when I realised that I actually did want to have my own children. And I wanted beautiful photos of them – and this was all before I had even started dating my husband!
So here I am now, married, two gorgeous little girls, camera in hand, continuing to capture moments of family life – my own and others. Whether your family is just two of you or ten, whether you are celebrating an engagement, an anniversary or wanting some up-to-date family photographs for the wall, I would love to hear from you. Each client brings their own stories, their own interactions and their own look to each shoot that I do and it is this variety and individuality that I want to capture for you.
And since Nick likes to take sneaky shots of me while I’m taking photos…