Photography and photos. Yes my job is my passion I love photographs and I love shooting and I am passionate about providing my clients with beautiful images they and their families will love. I'm not sure where the love started but I remember as a small child looking through my mum's photo box. Well it was actually the box the iron came in but in that she had stacked 30 or more packs of photographs. these images went back to her being a teen the oldest ones had rounded edges and a hazy look to them or were black and white. Whole packs of me as a baby at just months old and pictures of me with friends when I was a toddler at the flats in Hounslow. These images bring back so many memories for me. I remember my friend lived at the end of our balcony around the corner. I remember Jenny who lived a few doors down with her boys. I remember planes taking off and landing and I remember a neighbours bird flying out of her flat and not coming back and I remember dropping the whistle from the kettle through the balcony railings and mum being mad at me. I was four when we left there and moved to Rushden and there are no pictures of those exact memories but having the photographs from that time and looking at them over and over again through the years have kept those memories very much alive.
That is the beauty of photography it isn't just those moments you remember but memories around them too. I got some money on my 13th bday and with it I bought my first 35mm camera and I started my own box of photographs. I took pictures of people mainly, my family and my friends I had a part time job so I paid for my own films and development and I loved it. I have always shot a lot of photographs for myself but the passion didn't turn into something I shared with others until March 2010 when I bought my first DSLR and shot a family members wedding. I wasn't their photographer I was practicing but their photographer was only there for 6 hours and she missed the speeches and the first dance so I made sure I caught those and below is that first dance image, still one of my favourites I've ever shot.
My big cry to women is exist in photos and this is because we are notorious at hiding behind the camera. I feel ugly today, I need to lose 10lbs first, my hairs a mess, I'm in my scruffs. Any of those excuses sound familiar? I've made one if not all of them at various points in my life. But your family love you just the way you are NOW! I'll touch on this again in a look back blog. But there is no time like the present to exist in beautiful photographs for your family. I can help make that happen if you are ready to say I'm ready for a session just as I am get in touch and if you aren't ready do it anyway let me show you how beautiful you are right now.