A little bit of background...
Photo courtesy of Photos by Issy
I have always loved photography! As a teenager, I remember being so excited to use my first digital camera, often snapping my friends, family, and whatever caught my eye day to day. I loved to visit new places (and still do!), always making sure I had my camera to hand.
At 16 I was fortunate enough to be accepted on a Digital and Film Photography A Level course. From there my passion for photography grew. My parents bought me my first film camera to use alongside my digital cameras. I loved developing film and experimenting with digital editing. Looking towards the future I decided I wanted to teach and so took a BA Hons degree in Primary Education QTS at Edge Hill University. I continued developing my photography as an enthusiast. I couldn't leave the arts behind completely and chose to specialise in creative and expressive arts allowing me to incorporate my photography into my degree!
Fast forward twelve years and after teaching in an Outstanding primary school, co-ordinating Art and Design, and being a part of the Senior Leadership Team I decided my time in teaching was coming to an end. I knew I wanted to pursue my dream. I started photographing families, couples, children, and individuals to raise money for the NHS during the first Covid-19 lockdown. With the incredible support from my wonderful husband family and friends, I made the leap into professional photography. I created my social media pages, website, branding, and haven't looked back! I am extremely grateful for my wonderfully supportive client base. They have enabled my business to grow beyond what I had hoped for in such a short space of time. Thank you! I have built a solid reputation, with many of my clients coming to me through word of mouth.
Thank you also to local media (Your North West Wedding Magazines CWM and the Lancashire Post) for publishing my work. I am fortunate enough to have had my work chosen to be on the cover of two issues of Your North West Wedding Magazine and on the front of the Lancashire Post!
My style is candid, capturing moments as naturally as possible. Of course sometimes group photos are needed too! I love documenting those special, once in a life time moments; engagements, weddings, maternity and more. I have a relaxed approach to shooting. I really don’t enjoy being in front of the camera myself! And so empathise completely with clients that are a little shy or feel slightly awkward having their photo taken. I hope to put clients at ease making the experience as enjoyable as possible.
I have recently been nominated as 'New Business of the Year' and 'Female Photographer' through County Brides. I am also a Regional Finalist for 'Wedding Photographer of The Year' and 'Best Newcomer' through The Wedding Industry Awards. Thank you to my wonderful brides and grooms that have voted for me!
If you’re thinking of wedding photography, documenting a special day, or simply just treating yourself or a loved one, give me a shout. I look forward to hearing from you!