My interest in Photography started when I was a teenager. I spent vast amounts of time in my back garden trying to capture the little wildlife that came to visit and also took my camera to live music shows with me.
Gradually, I built a small portfolio and enrolled onto a BA Course at College and this is where I learnt the mechanics of a camera and how to take a perfectly exposed photograph. Being able to freely experiment in a real darkroom and work with my own homemade Pinhole camera was priceless to my future practice.
It was University that gave me the greatest opportunity to exercise my creativity with a fantastic array of equipment and resources. My love for fashion, editorial and portraiture was nurtured here and I was lucky enough to exhibit one of these projects in London.
After I Graduated, my camera was never far from my side and I continued working in a few different areas including a number of commercial projects and as part of a studio collaboration. Outside of the studio, however, I was meeting people who were looking for a photographer to capture their more personal moments at home, from there I started building a portfolio in Family Portraiture and Lifestyle and eventually Weddings.
4 years ago I asked a friend, a working Wedding Photographer, if I could accompany her to a Wedding as an assistant and from that day I have never looked back. Now, in the present day I am so happy working regularly as a Wedding Photographer in the Northwest and beyond and look forward to what my future has to offer.
As a Photographer, I have always appreciated the subjectivity of a photograph; how one image can mean one thing, if anything to one person and a whole back story to another. I have discovered a whole new level of job satisfaction since starting to photograph Weddings as I am able to capture timeless moments for couples to look back on forever.
My style is very story-telling, documentary and candid, I love my photographs to be as natural and real as possible and I spend the majority of time looking out for those telling moments. A lot of my couples comment on how themselves and their guests forgot I was even there!
This is certainly not to say I don't care for the construction of a shot, especially of course when it comes to your formal photographs and in my portrait and Lifestyle work. I have developed my style from my fashion portfolio and therefore take care in composition, lighting and pose. I will direct to acquire the desired shot and be honest if it isn't looking quite right.
Of course these words mean nothing without photographs to accompany and the only true way to get a feel of my style and approach is to indulge in my portfolios and blogs so please, have a look and enjoy!