Why am I a photographer?

You know when you are getting dressed up for a special night out and just before you leave you see yourself in the mirror and feel pretty pleased with the way you look?

During the course of the evening someone takes a photo of you – you see it and think  DEAR LORD NO this is not how I thought I looked at all. You see the flaws, maybe some wrinkles and the fixed grin.

…. And yet there are times, when someone has taken a photo in an unguarded moment, from across the room, you are totally unaware of the camera – your smile is genuine and the wrinkles & flaws disappear because all you see is your naturalness… it’s the person you liked in the mirror at the beginning of the evening.

So this is the reason I became a photographer of people: I want to recreate that ‘unguarded moment’ – the one that makes you smile and makes you feel great about yourself. It’s that simple!

All my life I have been told that I have a natural gift of putting people at ease (and making children giggle) and my clients tell me it’s the main reason they book me.

There is also another reason I do what I do…

I lost my mum when I was 13, I have a handful of photos of her and very few are with me.  I treasure them.  It is my mission to make sure my own children have many images, not just of themselves but lots with ME (and their dad!) in them as well. We all take pictures of our children nowadays but rarely do we put ourselves in the picture too.

A portrait sounds rather formal but it doesn’t need to be .. let me show you how I can create beautiful, natural cherished memories of ALL your family , on all the special occasions.

“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”– Paul Caponigro