“PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE STORY I FAIL TO PUT INTO WORDS”
For as long as I can remember I’ve always preferred looking at the pictures to reading the words so I’m lucky enough to have been working as a creative for the past eight years. My first experience with photography was looking at photographs when I was very young. I remember my cousins having some brightly coloured photograph albums which contained pictures from their holidays and adventures and I was captivated by them. The way that you could re-live a moment just by looking at an image.
I didn’t get behind a camera until much later in life when I started photographing architecture on my Dad’s camera and developing the images in the dark room whilst attending a photography course at my local college. It turns out that people are a lot more interesting to photograph. After photographing my first wedding in 2008, which was an an incredibly daunting yet exciting experience, I fell in love with documenting weddings. I love the emotional roller coaster of every wedding day and feel compelled to tell stories with my images. The camera is just the tool I use to capture what I see and feel on every wedding day – I really do shoot from the heart.
I was born in Lancashire but moved to the beautiful countryside of Oxfordshire in 2013 with my husband and our little boy. I’m a real country girl at heart and love living in the most amazing landscape, which I get to use as a backdrop for my work. You can often find me out in the fields and the woods with my camera documenting the seasons and our boy as he grows up and changes with every month that passes. We live with our two cats called Rhubarb & Crumble in a village on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. I often have to pinch myself and think how lucky I am to live here.
When I’m not behind the camera I love to get my wellies on and go adventuring. I love to visit places I’ve never seen before especially discovering all the beautiful little villages of the Cotswolds. I’m an avid member of the RHS and the National Trust and I’m a regular at Wisley and Grey’s Court – my favourite local NT property. After visiting Chelsea Flower Show for the first time this year, I got the gardening bug and I’m now fanatical about the stripes in our lawn as well as learning about plants and flowers. I also love visiting and photographing gardens. I love watching Midsomer Murders just so I can spot all the local places I know and love. I collect stationery, make-up and I love making lists, riding roller coasters, jazz music and a glass of prosecco (or two). I get excited about a good sunset and I love cosy nights in watching Netflix. I enjoy a good dose of nostalgia and collecting items from the past and I’m most definitely a chocoholic! Venice is my favourite place to visit in the world and I also really love Tuscany and Spain and their culture, language and food. Enjoy looking through my galleries and if there’s anything you need, please get in touch.