I must have been about 5 when I tried to drink the developing fluid which my Dad had in the cupboard under the stairs. I thought it was pop. He loved taking pictures and used to develop his own film. I think the combination of his genes and my actually imbibing the photographic fluid meant I was destined to take pictures.
Fast forward over 50 years and I am finally doing what I believe I was put on this earth to do.
My husband David and I are ridiculously happy. Hopelessly romantic and we like to do as much of life together as we can. We've got a motorhome and try to spend the winter months chasing the sunshine around Europe.
We are blessed with three beautiful daughters between us, all grown and flown, returning occasionally with their own families. 6 grandchildren at the last count, we are blessed indeed.
LATELY... In August 2019 I was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer. This is a horrible blow, just when I was having so much fun! My photography is 'on hold' as I tackle the chemotherapy and move towards surgery in December 2019. I fully intend to survive and return to taking pictures just as soon as I can.
Here's David, my asset.
He's my carer, my support, my everything.
I don't know what I did to deserve him, and how he puts up with me I will never know. He's 100% my best mate ever.
My style will no doubt come out - have a click through the galleries and you will get an idea.
But importantly I want the pictures to be all about YOU. The real you.
To accurately and beautifully catch your personality, your relationship, your love, your laughter and your feeling about your life at that moment.
I want to photograph the feelings, not just the face.
There's a quote I love... 'Shoot for the face, aim for the heart'