Hi, Thanks for taking the time to read a little about me. I think that when you are hiring a photographer, it's good to know a little about them, so you can decide if they are the right person to work with. Personal Branding, especially is a part of my work where I want to be able to put clients at ease and help them feel comfortable.
I hope that this little bit about me, helps with that.
I've been a professional photographer for ten years and in that time, I have been privileged to work on some really exciting commercial assignments, for a very varied range of businesses and through this, I have been lucky enough to meet some amazing people along the way!
Before working in the business sector, I had many happy years capturing weddings and family events, as well as enjoying all the fun (and organised chaos), of lifestyle and portrait shoots, all of which gave me some very useful transferable skills to take over into my commercial work, such as working in unpredictable, time restrained situations, constant changes in lighting, working in both quiet and very busy environments and being relaxed and confident talking with clients to help put them at ease, whilst getting a job done!
I live in Rochester, a beautiful city in Kent, with links to Dickens, as well as a medieval castle which holds concerts each summer and the wonderful Rochester Cathedral, both of which stand proudly at the river end of our characterful and historic High Street which is home to the famous Dickens festival, sweeps festival and Dickensian Christmas, which features a Christmas market and fairground in the castle grounds.
With all of this, literally on my doorstep, I feel very lucky and love wandering around just taking in the atmosphere.
It's historic streets make for stunning backdrops to shoots too !
It all helps to inspire my creativity and when I have time, having achieved art and English at A level, I also like to draw with graphite, paint in acrylics and do a little bit of writing, be it a poem or a chapter for a book that I might one day finish! I also sing when I get the chance and hold a particular love for jazz but pursuing singing as a craft is something that takes a little more courage than my other artistic endeavours, (although I am working on it!)
Being situated in Rochester, I am close to the M2 and M20 meaning that I can easily access
all parts of Kent and London
Whilst I still cover any genre if asked, my main focus is commercial and personal branding, because it's such a great blend of everything that I love about my work. I get to be creative both in my portraiture work, which is all about the person that I am photographing, their personality and passion but I also get to be thinking about great angles, colour, composition and the corporate message when on larger commercial assignments.
One of the things that I love most though, is all of the wonderful characters that I get to meet along the way. Whether they are a sole trader who gets my undivided attention for the duration of the shoot, or team member who is part of a bigger assignment, it so lovely to get to chat to so many people who are passionate about what they do.
I am also so grateful to all those who allow me to coax them through being photographed when it's something that they may not find easy.
Thanks for reading and if you would like to work with me or would like to ask me any questions,
Pleas do get in touch.