So what can I tell you about myself? Well, I’m a self-confessed camera obsessive… every wall in my home is covered in photographs, of my children, my grandparents, my parents as youngsters, my own wedding day and awesome holidays before we had the kids. As my children grow, I’m even more aware that there is something very special about keeping a tangible photographic record of our adventures, but also our everyday life. Childhood is so fleeting and all those small things we do every day, from putting on little shoes to brushing teeth and cosying up for bedtime stories are actually the framework of our little ones’ lives. And how we will miss these extraordinary everyday moments when they are gone.
I’ve always loved photography; my Grandad was a keen amateur with a darkroom in his shed and I like to think he passed on his passion for taking photos to me. I did a film project using his old Rolleiflex a few years ago and loved imagining him using that very same camera to take photos of my Mum and Uncle 60 years ago. In 2012 I gave up an office job to pursue my dream of becoming a photographer and I have loved every minute – it was the best decision I have ever made. To be able to hand over images of the most special day in a couple’s life or of their precious children is just the most incredible feeling. I adore this job.
I married my wonderful husband back in August 2009 on a (rare!) sunny day in the Lake District. We have two amazing and hilarious little ones who have shown us what is important in life and make us smile every day. I love our loyal and long suffering cat, Poppy, travelling and experiencing different cultures, date nights at the cinema, making lists, cold gin and tonic with lime, Autumn, curling up with my Kindle, baking sweet things with my kids, colourful scarves, new stationery, a good cup of coffee, Italy (the people, the language, the weather, the food…), singing loudly with the kids in the car, dancing round the kitchen like no one is watching, dinner parties with friends, walking in the Lake District, 90s music and of course, a good wedding!