ON LOCATION CHILDREN'S & FAMILY PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER
My passion for photography was ignited as a teenager when my father handed me an old, worn out camera - minus instruction manual! I spent hours shooting on location with my best friends, figuring out new techniques, overcoming darkroom disasters and developing skills as I went along. As my interest grew I moved on to have formal photographic training at various educational establishments, including London College of Fashion. But to this day I’m a firm believer that the skill for the art comes not from a text book or technical manual, but instead from the soul...plus a whole heap of practice.
During a 12 year career with the world’s largest advertising and public relations agency I have worked with countless photographers in numerous genres, creating images for campaigns for well known international brands. When I had my first son, I put this experience together with my education and passion to start documenting his life photographically. It was then that I knew that I wanted to extend my passion into a profession and so I started to specialise in baby and children’s portrait photography.
As a mum myself I know only too well how quickly children grow up and how it feels to want to capture all the special moments – the tiny toes of your newborn, the cheeky grin of your toddler, the raw emotions of a teenager. I have captured so many of these moments forever for my two boys and to be able to capture them for other people like you is a pleasure.
You’ll see from my galleries that my style of photography is natural, fun and relaxed. I’m the very antithesis of what you’ll find at a high street portrait studio – no cheesy poses or over airbrushing here! Instead you’ll find beautifully natural portraits that reflect real personalities and real emotions.
I use natural light and on-location settings in all the counties in and surrounding the Midlands and Cotswolds area (Warwickshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, West Midlands). I can also travel further afield by arrangement. I can shoot at your home, the local park or in other settings, such as the grounds of a stately home perhaps. Wherever you and your children are likely to feel most relaxed and carefree is where, together, we’ll create the most incredible, personal shots.
For me, the excitement of returning from a great shoot and viewing the resulting images is something that never dwindles. Capturing moments in time that I know will be treasured by families and future generations for years to come is a true honour. I’d love to capture some special moments for you. Do get in touch.
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