FAV MOTTO TO LIVE BY:
Two quotes from my mum always come to my mind - “manners cost nothing” and “don't ask you don't get” Also of course "everything happens for a reason"
SUMMER OR WINTER?
As much as I love the sun- I will always be a winter baby at heart! I'm a massive Christmas fan and love being cosy and warm in the colder months!
A SPORT YOU WISH YOU COULD PLAY?
I would love to try my hand at lacrosse- I've never tried it and always wanted to
TEA OR COFFEE?
Coffee all the way- everyday in fact
FAV TV SHOW?
Friends will always be my number one, although I also love Parks and Recreation, Peaky Blinders, Luther and Call the Midwife. There's also countless Netflix series I love- I am a bit of a TV addict!
PLACES YOU WANT TO GO?
Maldives, America, Croatia, Ireland, Australia, Iceland, Bali- the list is endless!
EARLY PHOTOGRAPHIC INFLUENCES?
Annie Leibovitz, Lois Greenfield and I think Steve McCurry's work is always stunning!
CATS OR DOGS?
Definitely a dog person- pretty sure cats aren't too keen on me either...
ANY WEIRD HABITS?
When I'm concentrating or stressed I chew my tongue without realising. It's only by the end of the day when it's sore! It also looks like I'm chewing gum all the time- not attractive!
I also sleep talking occasionally and can be known to sleep walk too
LEAST FAVOURITE FOOD?
Warm fruit! (unless the apple crumble is floating in a bowl of custard I’m not keen!)
SONGS TO SING IN THE SHOWER?
Anything from the noughties
Desert Island Discs, Fearne Cotton's 'Happy Place' and 'My Dad Wrote a Porno'- possibly the most I've laughed out loud with headphones in!!
ONE FOOD YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?
Does mayonnaise count? (yes I am that girl)
THE LAST BIG THING YOU BOUGHT?
I upgraded my car finally!
DREAM PERSON TO PHOTOGRAPH?
The Royal Family! I’m just too nosy and fascinated by them all.
FIRST PHOTOGRAPHY RELATED MEMORY?
Having my first Olympus 35mm camera on holiday in Cornwall - I dropped it immediately of course and ended up with my brothers camera instead (thanks Matt)
ANY APP THAT YOU CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT?
I'm a little hyper mobile so have rather twisty elbows and ankles!
FAVOURITE WAY TO UNWIND
Exercising or reading
INSTAGRAM OR TWITTER?
Has to be Instagram!
LEAST FAVOURITE SUBJECT AT SCHOOL?
Definitely maths- I am not a numbers person
ANYTHING YOU WOULD CHANGE ABOUT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC WORK?
I would probably like to be more technical minded when it comes to photography- I am always learning but often shoot using instinct, habit and experimentation.
EARLY BIRD OR NIGHT OWL?
Definitely night owl!
DO YOU HAVE ANY TATTOOS?
Yes I currently have 4 but would love to have more!
FAV BOOK YOU LAST READ?
I loved reading 'Small Great Things' by Jodi Picoult
WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Currently loving Maggie Rogers new album and also love Billie Eilish's voice
FUN FACT ABOUT YOURSELF?
I was born on Christmas Day and was the first baby girl born in my hospital that day!
DREAM JOB AS A CHILD?
I remember from primary school days always wanting to be an author! And I would say I had short lived dreams of becoming a dancer before I stumbled upon photography!
WHAT SKILL WOULD YOU LIKE TO LEARN?
I've always wanted to speak different languages although I'm rubbish at picking them up!
LAST FILM YOU WATCHED?
Bohemian Rhapsody & loved it!
WHERE DID YOUR LOVE OF PHOTOGRAPHY COME FROM?
From as young as I can remember I wanted to photograph everything! But my Dad was a keen photographer and also my Grandad always had a camera in hand!
WHAT'S THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Eyes and a smile! Happiness looks good on everyone
LIFE ROLE MODEL?
As cliche as it is.. it would have to be my parents!
BIGGEST PET PEEVES?
Rudeness and arrogance!
IF YOU COULD BE A PART OF ANY TV SHOW/MOVIE WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Definitely anything made by David Attenborough!
ARE YOU AN EXTROVERT OR INTROVERT?
A little of both to be honest! I think naturally I am an introvert but have some extrovert tendencies?!
ANY BAD HABITS?
Overthinking and cracking my knuckles!
HOW DO YOU MEASURE SUCCESS?
I think success is a very personal thing to measure. It's hard to compare your successes with anyone else's. I normally feel successful when I've completed a job to the best ability I can and when my client or subject is happy too!
IF YOU WEREN'T A PHOTOGRAPHER NOW WHAT JOB WOULD YOU HAVE?
I've always been interested in psychology so would love to have gone down that route. This would have been my second degree choice!
YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY?
Capturing moments that otherwise might be lost. Preserving memories forever!