I am a professional photographer specialising in wedding photography, family portraiture / lifestyle photography and events, based in Ringwood, Hampshire and covering Dorset and Hampshire. I am passionate about photography and I love capturing special memories of real people, whether it be a wedding, special occasion or a family portrait. I find that there is nothing more gratifying than capturing a personality in an image and a special moment in time. Your wedding day is your special day and my aim is to create beautiful memories for you that will be cherished for life.
My mission as a photographer is to capture and provide you and your family with images that reflect who you are at this stage of life. Making memories that you, and your loved ones, will cherish for generations to come. - Capturing those Special Moments to create memories that will last a lifetime.
I also work commercially, taking photographs for a local property agent and a travel company, Bookings for You, specialising in holiday rentals in Italy (www.bookingsforyou.com).
In my spare time I enjoy street photography and photographing wildlife and nature.
I began my career as a photographer in 2010 after a very successful career as a registerd nurse in the NHS. As a nurse I had the skills to calm, reassure and put people at their ease, - skills which are transferable and essential in my role as a photographer. I have always loved taking photographs and when I left nursing in 2010 it was my opportunity to train as a photographer and to devote my time to developing my skills. I undertook formal training in photography at the Bournemouth Arts University and Poole College.
Qualifications and Awards:
I studied photography at the Arts University College, Bournemouth and at Poole and Bournemouth College. I was awarded licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society (L.R.P.S.) in June 2012, licentiateship of the Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers (LSINWP) in Nov 2013, Associate of the International Society of Nature and Wildlife Photographers (ASINWP) in April 2014, licentiateship of the Society of wedding and portrait photographers (LSWPP) in January 2014 and I became a qualified member of the Guild of Professioanl Photographers (QGPP) in August 2013.
Awards include :
Winner of the Societies Landscape Photographer of the year 2014 and nominated for the Societies Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award 2014 Top Ten Guild Photographer in Children, family and Lifestyle Photography 2014, Top Ten Guild Photographer in Open Category 2014, Top Five Guild All Round Photographer 2014 Awarded the Guild Photographers' BAR - a unique distinction awarded to very few photographers who have successfully had images assessed by the Guild over the course of a year thereby evidencing an exceptional level of professional skill and consistency 2014, 2015 and 2016
Gold and Bronze awards with the IPPN (International Professional Photographers' Network) 2015
4 Gold Awards with the Societies 2015
Over the past five years I have had 13 publications in ten magazines: Portrait Photography, Digital Photographer, Digital Photo, Photoplus Magazine, Amateur Photographer, RPS Digital magazine, The World of Wildlife, Family Traveller magazine, The ImageMaker and Governors camp game reports. I won a travel photographic competition with Imagine Travel and one of my wildlife images was in the finals of the Telegraph Weekly Photographic Competition.