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I'm always unsure of what to write in an about me section. When I read other photographers websites, which yep, we all do, I am forever reading how they are persuing the career that they always dreamed of since they were a child, that their Daddy taught them photography, or that they always knew this is what they would do ever since they picked up their Grandad's camera! 
The truth is, although I do have my Grandad's Kodak Box Brownie sat in my office, my Dad only gave that to me once I became a photographer, in fact if I remember correctly, he just showed me that camera and it somehow worked it's way from my parents home into mine! along with my Grandads pristine S8 cinecamera.

Me... I was a little prima ballerina, this was my dream, until I then decided I wanted to be a nurse, then an artist, then an air hostess, and all of the other many dreams I had as a child. I was a dreamer, like my son, who told me at the age of 5 that he'd decided he will be a firefighter and a footballer when he grows up... and a Jedi at night.
It was after I had my son that I found my love for photography, I literally couldn't stop taking photos of him and friends would always be saying how lovely they are and that I should be a photographer. This is when the decision was made. I worked hard studying a full time BA (hons) degree with a toddler and working on creating my very own business. Unlike most studying a Photography degree, I knew I wanted to photograph people families, and couples in love. 
I worked HARD and I've just celebrated 10 years of running my own Wedding and Portrait Photography business in May!

Rest assured, you're in good hands. With over ten years experience and more...

PHOTOGRAPHER OF GORGEOUS people, LOVER TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, MUM TO MY INBETWEENER, MUMMY TO MY SWEET BABY GIRL

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"love this girl, it's like having a friend along to your wedding, totally put us at ease, captured moments we weren't even aware of and made sure we didn't miss a thing!"

about me

my experience

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MEET

"love this girl, it's like having a friend along to your wedding, totally put us at ease, captured moments we weren't even aware of and made sure we didn't miss a thing!"

I'm always unsure of what to write in an about me section. When I read other photographers websites, which yeah we all do, I am forever reading how they are persuing the career that they always dreamed of since they were a child, that their Daddy taught them photography, or that they always knew this is what they would do ever since they picked up Grandad's camera! 
The truth is, although I do have my Grandad's Kodak Box Brownie sat in my office, my Dad only gave that to me once I became a photographer, in fact if I remember correctly, he just showed me that camera and it somehow worked it's way from my parents home into mine! along with Grandads pristine S8 cinecamera.

Me... I was a little prima ballerina, this was my dream, until I then decided I wanted to be a nurse, then an artist, then an air hostess, and all of the other many dreams I had as a child. I was a dreamer, like my son, who told me at the age of 5 that he'd decided he will be a firefighter and a footballer when he grows up... but a Jedi at night.
It was after I had my son that I found my love for photography, I literally couldn't stop taking photos of him and friends would always be saying how lovely they are and that I should be a photographer. This is when the decision was made. I worked hard studying a full time BA (hons) degree with a toddler and working on creating my very own business. Unlike most studying a Photography degree, I knew I wanted to photograph people families, and couples in love.
I worked HARD and I've just celebrated 10 years of running my own Wedding and Portrait Photography business in May!

PHOTOGRAPHER OF GORGEOUS people, LOVER TO THE LOVE OF MY LIFE, MUM TO MY INBETWEENER, MUMMY TO MY SWEET BABY GIRL

A LITTLE

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From my eyelash curlers to date night, see some of my favourite things...

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my Experience

my favourites

about me

Having studied photography at A'Level and Degree level, run my successful photography business for over 10 years, and having taught photography privately one to one and in small group workshops for 5 years I have plenty of experience and confidence in my field. My clients need not worry about how their photos will turn, and can expect a beautiful gallery of photos, and a friendly professional photographer making you feel comfortable throughout your session.

experience

My

Having studied photography at A'Level and Degree level, run my successful photography business for over 10 years, and having taught photography privately one to one and in small group workshops for 5 years I have plenty of experience and confidence in my field. My clients need not worry about the outcome of their photos, they can rest assured that they will receive a beautiful gallery of  photos, and a friendly professional photographer making you feel comfortable throughout your session.

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Baby Snuggles

My 1 year old daughter is just so damn adorable and funny, I could literally snuggle her warm soft chunky skin all day. Love her... even though she is at this present moment changing my spellings on my keyboard!
My 15 year old son... dare I say it, and this is probably going to totally embarrass him (surely his friends don't really visit my website ;) ), yes Kian still huggles me, I say huggle rather than snuggle - He is a good 7 inches above me!!!

Come on, who doesn't love a baby snuggle? 

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Baby Snuggles

Come on, who doesn't love a baby snuggle? my 1 year old daughter is just so damn adorable and funny, I could literally snuggle her warm soft chunky skin all day. Love her... even though she is at this present moment changing my spellings on my keyboard!
My 15 year old son... dare I say it, and this is probably going to totally embarrass him (surely his friends don't really visit my website ;) ), yes Kian still huggles me, I say huggle rather than snuggle - he is a good 7 inches above me!!!

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My 50mm 1.2  and 85mm 1.2 Lenses

You will see these two lenses on my cameras more than any other lens, in fact I could happily shoot an entire wedding day on just these lenses alone. I love shooting open wide - this means on a wide aperture allowing lots of natural light in and creating the most beautiful bokeh effect drawing your eyes to focus on one specific subject or moment in the picture!

My 50mm 1.2 and 85mm 1.2
Lenses

You will see these two lenses on my cameras more than any other lens, in fact I could happily shoot an entire wedding day on just these lenses alone. I love shooting open wide - this means on a wide aperture allowing lots of natural light in and creating the most beautiful bokeh effect drawing your eyes to focus on one specific subject or moment in the picture!

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My Rock, My Man

I can honestly say Ryan is the love of my life.  I once heard the quote "a true relationship is two unperfect people refusing to give up on each other". We have been through some hard times, and we are still so completely in love and fancy the pants off each other! He annoys me more than anyone annoys me, and he makes me laugh more than anyone! He's my love, my rock and has given me everything I'll ever need or want. He is also rather a handsome chap if I do say so myself!

My Rock, My Man

I can honestly say Ryan is the love of my life. I once heard the quote "a true relationship is two unperfect people refusing to give up on each other". We have been through some hard times, and we are still so completely in love and fancy the pants off each other! He annoys me more than anyone annoys me, and he makes me laugh more than anyone ever has! He's my love, my rock and has given me everything I'll ever need!

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Shiseido Mattifying Papers

My little life-saver! Seriously , these are the best blotting papers you'll ever find. When spending 9+ hours photographing a wedding in hot sunshine while non stop with no time for touch-ups, these papers work wonders, especially if your skin produces excess oils.

Shiseido mattifying
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My little life-saver! Seriously , these are the best blotting papers you'll ever find. When spending 9+ hours photographing a wedding in hot sunshine while non stop with no time for touch-ups, these papers work wonders, especially if your skin produces excess oils.

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The Reward

aww the reward... the reason I do this job...
when capturing a wedding, you never know what the story is going to be, how it will unfold through the day, what you are going to capture, whether it be emotional, happy, teary, funny moments that will occur, some even that you haven't known were captured, until looking back through the photos! This is the reward - looking back through all of your wedding or special event photos, family photos, intimate moments and stories and seeing the beauty that I've captured from behind the lens makes this one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet. I am there to capture one of the best days of your life! For some, the best DAY of your life. It's remarkable, rewarding, overwhelming and when I've applied my finishing touches and produce these images documenting your story to you, this is one of the most satifysing and proudest moments I feel and makes me forever thankful to have my hobby as my career!

When capturing a wedding, you never know what the story is going to be, how it will unfold through the day, what you are going to capture, emotional, happy, teary, funny moments that will occur, some even that you haven't known were capture until looking back through the photos! This is the reward - looking back through all of your wedding or special event photos, family photos, intimate moments and stories and seeing the beauty that I've captured through the lens makes this one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet. I am there to capture one of the best days of your life! For some, the best DAY of your life.
It's remarkable, rewarding, and when I've applied my finishing touches and produce these images documenting your story to you, this is one of the most satifysing and proudest moments I feel and makes me forever thankful to have my hobby as my career!

aww the reward... the reason I do this job...

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The Reward

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Date Night

These days, these are few and far between, hence them being a firm favourite! This quality times means so much to both of us, and we really actually savour this time together. As many of you with babies will know, in the early years, those bedtime cuddles, become threesomes, when you attempt to lean over and steal a kiss without waking the little one in between you, or just finding the time to talk and laugh, adult talk, amongst just the two of you!
This is BLISS.

Date Night

These days, these are few and far between, hence them being a firm favourite! This quality times means so much to both of us, and we really actually savour this time together. As many of you with babies will know, in the early years, those bedtime cuddles, become threesomes, when you attempt to lean over and steal a kiss without waking the little one in between you, or just finding the time to talk and laugh, adult talk, amongst just the two of you!
This is BLISS.

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My Mum

This lady is my inspiration, my teacher and my best friend. The most selfless woman I know, and I will argue that she is the best Mummy in the world! I love her so much and feel so lucky that I have her.

My Mum

This lady is my inspiration, my teacher and my best friend. I will argue that she is the best Mummy in the world! I love her so much and feel so lucky that I have her.

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Forrero Eggs

Okay, so I don't always see these in shops throughout the year, they're always around leading up to Easter. I love Ferrero Rochers, then a few years back I discovered FERRERO EGGS with Kian, my son. We now have just a slight obsession with them! If you haven't tried these, you are seriously missing out.

Forrero Eggs

Okay, so I don't always see these in shops throughout the year, they're always around leading up to Easter. I love Ferrero Rochers, then a few years back I discovered FERRERO EGGS with Kian, my son. We now have just a slight obsession with them! If you haven't tried these, you are seriously missing out.

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My Shu Uemura
Eyelash Curlers

I love make-up! And I have picked up so many amazing tips and tricks of the trade through my job as a wedding photographer. I've watched some of the best in the business, and seen what the best products can do. For my sins, I have a Premium NDulge card (for those of you that don't know what this is, you must get to a Space NK store, it's my little piece of heaven!). My Shu Uemura eyelash curlers though which I bought years ago in a Sephora store at an airport are to die for, I've never owned a pair of curlers that perform like these. Highly highly recommend.

Shu Uemura
Eyelash Curlers

I love make-up! And I have picked up so many amazing tips and tricks of the trade through my job as a wedding photographer. I've watched some of the best in the business, and seen the what the best products can do. For my sins, I have a Premium NDulge card (for those of you that don't know what this is, you must get to a Space NK store, it's my little piece of heaven!). My Shu Uemura eyelash curlers though which I bought years ago in a Sephora store at an airport are to die for, I've never owned a pair of curlers that perform like these. Highly highly recommend.

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Family

I'm big on family time. I have the most wonderful family and friends, and they all mean the world to me. I spent a lot of time devoting my days to my son and working through the nights to build my business! When my rock, Ryan, came in to my life, he changed this, and this made me realise how important time-management is and how I was getting it all wrong! I now have a much better work/life balance, actually get more work done and have more time for my family!

This is one of the things I love about photographing weddings and special events, more often that not it's been years since families have all come together, many even reconciling their differences and remembering how important family is.

mean the world to me. I spent a lot of time devoting my days to my son and working through the nights to build my business! When my rock, Ryan came in to my life, he changed this, and this made me realise how important time-management is and how I was getting it all wrong! I now have a much better work/life balance, actually get more work done and have more time for my family!

This is one of the things I love about photographing weddings and special events, more often that not it's been years since families have all come together, many even reconciling their differences and remembering how important family is.

I'm big on family time. I have the most amazing family and friends, and they all

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Inspirational Quotes

Reading these always motivate me for my next challenge. Whenever I start to slack and lose focus, reading some inspirational quotes brings me back in line again, or they at least make me smile... and I LOVE to smile. 
Here's some of my favourites...

Reading these always re-motivates me for my next challenge. Whenever I start to slack and lose focus, reading some inspirational quotes brings me back in line again. 
Here's some of my favourites...

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Inspiriational Quotes

"although I am all grown up
dressed in lace and pearls,
remember on my wedding day,
I'm still your little girl."

"your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman, and loose enough to show you're a lady"

"I love you. you annoy me more than I ever thought possible. but I want to spend every irritating minute with you."

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"One day you'll kiss someone and know those are the lips you want to kiss for the rest of your life.

"My mother told me to pick the very best one and you are it." 

"Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman, and loose enough to show you're a lady"

"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain"

"Worrying won't stop the bad stuff from happening, it just stops you from enjoying the good."

"Although I am all grown up
dressed in lace and pearls,
remember on my wedding day,
I'm still your little girl."

"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love."
Doctor Seuss

"Let go of the past, and the past will let go of you"

"I love you. you annoy me more than I ever thought possible. but I want to spend every irritating minute with you."

"You will forever be my always."

"what day is it?" 
"it's today" squeaked piglet.
"my favourite day," said pooh.

"The grass isn't greener on the other side. it's green where you water it."

"Our journey isn't perfect. but it's ours... and... I'll stick with you 'til the end."

"He's not perfect.
You aren't either, and the two of you will never be perfect.
But if he can make you laugh at least once,
causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes,
hold onto him and give him the most you can.
He isn't going to quote poetry,
he's not thinking about you every moment,
but he will give yo a part of him that he knows you could break.
Don't hurt him, don't change him, and don't expect for more than he can give.
Don't analyse.
Smile when makes you happy,
yell when he makes you mad,
and miss him when he's not there.
Love hard when there is love to be had. B
ecause perfect guys don't exist, but there's always one guy that is perfect for you."
Bob Marley!

LIFE IS LIKE A CAMERA
Just focus on the GOOD TIMES,
Develop from the negatives,
and if things don't turn out
- just take another shot.

"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught of film is captured forever... it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten."

"LOVE is like PHOTOGRAPHY -
First, you have to remember to shoot by the rules.
Then you have to forget the rules and SHOOT FROM YOUR HEART."

"Photography is not about cameras, gadgets and gismos. Photography is about photographers.
A camera didn't make a great picture any more
than a typewriter wrote a great novel"
Ansel Adams

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."
McLaughlin

my dislikes

and just for fun

excuse the use of explanation marks
- another favourite of mine!!!

Slow Drivers

Pessimists

Early Mornings

Traffic Jams

False Widow Spiders

Porcelain Dolls

Seriously, who does?!!!

okay... all spiders! But what is it with these false widows? I've even moved house and villages, and they are still on my windows!

These, yes these. Pure inconvenience, and mummy's never say naughty words. No more need be said!

hmmm, what can I say, I am literally petrified of these evil specimen. Their eyes follow me, they look far too lifelike for my liking, and there's definitely too many horror movies about these for me not to have, well, issues!

When you spend a lot of years driving in London and then you move to a beautiful village in the countryside in West Sussex, this happens!!!

It has to be said, this only brings everyone else down. It's depressing!
As you would have seen in my favourites, I'm a big fan of inspirational quotes and I am without a doubt an optimist. I really think inspirational quotes can motivate a pessimist. Haha, I'm also totally contradicting myself with this as a dislike, as my Mum is one of my favourites, and she is the biggest pessimist I know! ;)

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I just have to say, that I feel really lucky to have so many more favourites than dislikes!

and just for fun

my dislikes

EXCUSE THE USE OF EXPLANATION MARKS - ANOTHER FAVOURITE!!!

porcelain dolls

hmmm, what can I say, I am literally petrified of these evil specimen. Their eyes follow me, they look far too lifelike for my liking, and there's definitely too many horror movies about these for me not to have, well, issues!

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slow drivers

when you spend a lot of years driving in London and then you move to a beautiful village in the countryside in West Sussex, this happens!!!

false widow spiders

okay... all spiders! But what is it with these false widows? I've even moved house and villages, and they are still on my windows!

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