I have been a full time professional photographer for 18 years. I won Kodak Portrait Photographer of the year 2000 in my first year of business and never looked back! I’m still as inspired by photography now as I was then. My portrait photography business grew rapidly when my children were young as I specialised in child and family portraits and my life was very much in that orbit at the time. Over the last ten years wedding photography has become a large part of my work. Now I find myself in the extraordinary and wonderful position of photographing the weddings of some of the children I photographed 15 years ago !
As in every other walk of life, the digital revolution has transformed photography; whilst I had my own darkroom and enjoyed developing my own images, so much more is possible nowadays - the process has changed but the eye hasn't!
My style of photography is a mixture of classical and reportage but spontaneity is always key. I constantly look for light , perspective and flattering angles. Capturing the moment is only part of the process as a creative eye in preparing images and producing a beautiful and high quality record of your wedding, event or portrait shoot is a well honed skill and my enjoyment of this aspect of my work is very important to me.
I am an Associate member of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS) and a member of the Master Photographer’s Association (LMPA). My work has been featured in magazines and newspapers both nationally and internationally, including Conde Nast Brides magazine and Mother & Baby magazine. I am also recommended by some of the UK’s leading wedding venues, Bijou Wedding Venues, Notley Abbey, Botley’s Mansion, Cain Manor, Silchester House, and Danesfield House. I am in a unique position as we have a family business, Monkton Barn hosting weddings and big parties which is run by my husband and his team and I photograph wonderful weddings and events there too.