I always knew I was going to work within the art field from being about 4 years old. Inspired by my lovely late Grandad, who spent hours teaching me how to draw, then, as I got older, about perspective and composition. He taught me a lot of tricks of the trade. 6 months into Art college, I picked up a camera, and I was hooked.
I had found my direction! With a good grounding in the arts and then in the whole area of film and darkroom I could really indulge my passion for capturing the perfect image. I spent a brilliant 12 years as a photographer for The Bolton Evening News and I am also a qualified teacher.
Now I am loving the freedom and flexibility that being a freelance photographer allows, its much more family friendly and allows me to cover all kinds of events inc. commercial, pr and portraits. I guess every day is different.
I class myself as lucky to have found a job I love so much!
What I photograph.
- Portraits, lifestyle portraits with natural light, I photograph newborns, kids, families, bumps and pets. These are bespoke to every shoot I do depending on what the customer requires
- Expert in Editorial, head shots and PR,
- I have regular clients Bolton College, Cancer Research, Bolton at Home and Bolton Council
- Approved by The Guild of Photographers
- I cover events, conferences, award evenings and prospectus photography
- I work on weddings in a reportage style, using mainly natural light photography
- All with excellent swift post production if required
- Experienced and always very polite.
As a Member of the Guild Of Photographers I must adhere to the Guild’s code of conduct.
That being that members should:
Behave in such a manner befitting their professional status
Exercise professionalism, care and diligence in the discharge of duties for clients and an agreement to fulfil the obligations of any contracts agreed with them, other than subject to matters outside their control
Have Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance once they have achieved ‘Qualified’ status or higher
I am also a recommended supplier on the bestofbolton and have won one of the top awards nationally!