So…this is me!
Photography has been my passion for more than 14 years now and I know, even if I never earned another penny, I’d still be taking photos. I honestly can get lost in photography for hours and hours – and I regularly do! It might sound a bit nuts but I absolutely love the way it makes me feel – like there’s a passion ignited in me and a freedom to express how I feel and what I see.
I have a talent for telling stories with my pictures and making them unique to the lovely people I work with. People often tell me I bring great atmosphere to weddings, like an old friend rather than some stranger with a camera. For me, that’s a huge compliment because putting people at ease is something I work hard to do, and I really enjoy.
When I’m not doing my thing at weddings, I’m a laid-back girl living in Nottingham with my partner Scott and our cat Billy. I’m a creative type – photography and art are my soul food. I’m drawn to paintings, street art, music and poetry. I also love a good adventure, the great outdoors, a comfy yoga mat and – every now and then – a dirty little underground club where I can lose myself in a spot of house music. It’s good for the soul.
As you’ve probably gathered, I’m pretty enthusiastic about life and the way I earn my living, and I like to dive head first into most things. I never stop being curious about the world or the people and cultures I discover along the way. I really believe there’s a huge amount of love and kindness out there, despite what we hear in the media, and I love finding and capturing it in my pictures.
I left my homeland 14 years ago and fell in love with good old England – its eclectic fashion sense, lovely people and greener-than-green countryside. But… I haven’t always been a wedding photographer. I left my career in marketing because I felt the urge to pursue my dream of living a more creative, independent life.
Within a year and a half, I went from boring nine-to-five to living my dream, having a meaningful business and making brides smile. I love creating lifelong memories for people and it’s given me real purpose. I’m so proud I made the leap!
I’ve always been curious about life and where it will take me next. Who knows, perhaps it’ll bring me your way. If you’re curious and fancy talking wedding photos over a nice cuppa, I’d love to hear from you… just drop me a line.
You said it, Annie…
From time to time, we all come across quotes that resonate with us, because they express how we really feel about something. For me, one of these quotes comes from the great portrait photographer Annie Leibovitz, and it goes like this:
“A thing you see in my pictures is that I was not afraid to fall in love with these people.”
I couldn’t agree more.