I started my wedding photography business in the Lake District and my passion for photography has evolved from working as a makeup artist since 2006. The more I worked with photographers on photoshoots and at weddings, the more curious I became.
I picked up my first DSLR in 2007, when I was based in the South East and London, and started taking photographs as a hobby trying to learn as much as I could so that the images I captured got better and better. My love of photography is driven by my own creativity and wanting to capture something special between perfect moments. There is a beauty in a photograph being unique, something that can never be repeated, something to treasure in years to come
I moved back to my home county of Cumbria in 2011 and continued to work as a makeup artist, which is also when I started taking my photography more seriously. I have since completing numerous courses, and worked with and learnt from some of the best photographers the region has to offer. I still work as a makeup artist too, and because I am very passionate about both I love combining both skills for portrait photography, family photos and location shoots.
When I’m not taking photos, or painting faces, I am a keen runner and I regularly compete at all distances from 5k to marathons. As much as I love the outdoors and all of the natural beauty that Cumbria has to offer, I am also quite happy with a pot of peppermint tea and a good movie or the latest series to binge watch on Netflix.
So if you don’t bump into me carrying a camera in one hand and a makeup brush in the other, I will probably be quite happily running along the road or up a forest trail, with a black labrador in tow, in the middle of the Lake District.