A bit about me

Have you ever tried to write about yourself?   It’s really difficult…
“Do you photograph weddings?”

I do!  I just love taking photographs at weddings. It’s a fantastic opportunity to capture the atmosphere and emotion of a really special occasion.
It’s also a special honor to be a part of such an important day.
I photograph birthdays & christenings too.

ORANGE is my favourite colour

I also love swans
squirrels
stationery
classic cars
wellington boots
tulips & cups of tea.

Becoming a Professional Photographer – The thing I had been searching for was right in front of me.

The decision to become a professional photographer in 2009 was more of a realisation that I could do what I loved as a job!  It came after many twists and turns in an interesting path.
I’ve taken photos for as long as I can remember. In my teens I was developing and printing from film and experimenting with filters and different print processes. Working in many different types of business along the way, eventually led me to working as the Studio Manager in a marketing and website design company. During this time the digital revolution had erupted which was the stuff of dreams for me. I can be a bit impatient at times – so to be able to see the images straight away was a revelation. And creating art from the images on the computer… well that really was the icing on the cake!

I’m a big fan of social media

You’ll find me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest & Instagram. I’ve met some amazing people and also made some great friends. Pop over and say hi if we’re not already connected.

 

Good photography books & magazines

You can never have enough!

I love to travel

I am very lucky to have lots of opportunities for travel to interesting places. Exploring new places and capturing what I see is one of my favourite things.  My travel images have been used in various media and many are available in picture libraries.

Favourite quote…

What you have caught on film is captured forever…. it remembers little things long after you have forgotten everything. – Aaron Siskind

I collect ‘props’

A term I use as an excuse for collecting wonderful bits and bobs that can be used in my photography. I have a particular passion for vintage & retro cameras.

Photography basics for beginners

I taught a lovely group of people at the Botanical Gardens in Birmingham. A very rewarding experience, helping others develop their skills and begin to realise their potential. I have also worked with Compton Verney for leisure learning workshops. I am happy to arrange tuition for small groups or individuals.