I've loved taking photos for as long as I can remember - working my way through Polaroid, Olympus, Sony and Canon cameras. I've worked in publishing, been a charity fundraiser and worked as a therapist - not sure why I didn't consider turning professional sooner but it's been one of the best things I've done. I've been professional now for five years or so working mainly in theatres and more recently doing social photography too.
I'm not a bossy, shouty photographer - they give the rest of us a bad name. I prefer to watch events unfold and document what's going on. I love people and capturing genuine emotion. I think photographing people is what I do best but I'm game to have a go at anything.
I aim to be as unobtrusive as possible. Most people soon forget I'm there. Working in theatres I have to be discreet. People pay to see whoever's on stage and not the back of my head. It's been a real privilege to work with so many very talented artists. Live performance is a huge passion of mine so combining photography with performance has been a dream come true. Have I mentioned I love my job :)
I've picked up a few awards along the way including young photographer of the year but that was back... well, back when I was young. I work for several comedy clubs, work in house for Cambridge Junction, I photographed the London Varieties and have worked for The Arts Council amongst others. My work has been published in various publications including The Guardian. I won't go on, you get the picture.
I live just outside Cambridge with my husband, my teenage daughter and my very pampered pooch. My husband, Peter, and I work together on weddings. We feel having two of us is a real bonus. He's great at capturing all the little details that you spend so long planning and barely have time to notice on the big day, whereas I tend to concentrate on people. Having both of us there means that he can be there for the groom getting ready whilst I'm there for bridal prep. It also means different angles and viewpoints not to mention having a second pair of eyes to catch anything I might miss. We're both very relaxed and will do what we can to accommodate any special requests you might have.
If you'd like me to photograph an event or performance for you, or if you'd just like to know more about what I do, do feel free to get in touch. I can happily talk about photography all day.