Let me introduce myself…
Hi there, lovely to meet you! I thought I’d better tell you a little bit about myself as you may be sitting in front of my camera soon and is probably a little comforting to have a bit of an idea about me!
I started off my adult life studying to be an actress at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London then spent the next twenty odd years playing all sorts of roles on stage, tv and film as well as writing and performing comedy. Once my children were born however and once I started obsessively taking photos of them I found I had a talent and a passion for photography so began learning as much as I could in order to become a full time photographer. I still do the odd bit of acting but these days I much prefer being behind the camera! I love meeting all the different people who sit in front of my lens – usually very nervously to start with! – and love to hear about everyone’s careers, jobs and lives as we natter away.
Whether I’m in an office shooting whole teams or just photographing one small business owner, or an actor – it’s always all about getting the essence of that person and revealing their beauty inside and out. The same goes for events – I love to convey the fun and laughter that went on at that corporate event or party and give it all a personality too.
When I was an actress I used to dread the call from my agent telling me that I needed new headshots! I absolutely hated those shoots – felt awkward and embarrassed and couldn’t wait for it all to be over and be able to run away and hide. Remembering all this I have full sympathy for any of my clients but pride myself in the fact that they never feel the way I did and actually, though they’ve been dreading it, usually leave telling me they’ve really enjoyed the whole thing! That always makes me feel great.
Anyway, that’s about it really – we can chat some more when we meet! 😉