One of my earliest memories as a child was standing in my dads photographic studio in London. In front of me there were an array of giant bright lights that sparkled like stars across the room. People were hurrying around me carrying make-up brushes and sparkly shoes. Beautiful clothes were draped across hangers and tall girls walked around wearing, what my grandmother would have said, was ‘enough clothes to catch a cold!’ And what’s more – they didn’t seem to care! I loved how confidently they moved and how everyone watched them with a sense of awe. It was deliciously glamorous and at 6, it took the idea of ‘dressing up’ to a whole new level of fabulous! I watched the process through every stage from seeing the images appear in the darkroom through to the giant posters that adorned the walls in shops on the high street and in magazines. I was totally hooked! By 16, I had turned my bedroom into a darkroom (doesn’t everyone?) By 21, I had a degree in Film and Photography and a passion to use these mediums to create things of beauty.
I have worked on music videos, advertising campaigns and for companies such as Paramount on big budget film sets. However, in 2008 I agreed to photograph my friends’ wedding and I fell completely, utterly and hopelessly in love with all things ‘wedding.’ Seriously….what’s not to love? I get to photograph two people in love on the most special day of their lives (as well as the gorgeous dresses and Jimmy Choos!) The day is filled with love, laughter and tears, embarrassing speeches, cake and then of course, the dancing! For the past 8 years, my life has been spent travelling the world capturing beautiful weddings of even more beautiful people.
When I’m not behind a camera I am usually walking on the beaches of Cornwall. I love good food, great design, fashion, the light at sunset and believe cake is always good for you. Beautiful shoes make my heart sing…as do my children (although I probably should have put that first!) I love everything about being near the sea, from sinking my feet into the soft sand to listening to the waves lapping against the shore. I adore surfing, although I’m totally hopeless at it but what I lack in skill, I certainly make up for in enthusiasm.