Movement. Drama. Colour (or black and white)
I’ve always been fascinated by the visual image and harboured a desire to be an artist from childhood. I might have driven my parents mad with my constant use of the dining table at home to “make things”, but if so, they never said!
Ever practical however, my metier developed in parallel with with a successful career in mental health nursing. This means that quite frankly, when it comes to humans there’s literally nothing I’ve not seen. Being able to manage people with sensitivity and integrity is essential when you point a camera at them, so my dual career path has been more relevant than you may think.
I’m pretty much self taught, having taken numerous courses on photography to develop and hone my skills; I never stop learning. In this business you can’t afford to stay still, as photographic technology develops in leaps and bounds.
I’ve also had my pictures published in Good Housekeeping magazine and numerous NHS publications
How am I different?
My skills are not only technical: I have seconds to frame an image and to decide on lighting – this makes the difference. But that’s not all – I’ll portray your joy, sadness or even trauma for future reflection and if I thought too much about how I do it, I probably wouldn’t be able to.
I specialise in pictures of people, with an emphasis on portraits and travel photography. However, you’ll notice that I also offer something different AND I’d love to capture your small or alternative wedding, too.
Where the name Does Epic Storm come from?
The name of my business was inspired during the time I spent on a stormy beach photographing my beautiful daughter Laura. Earlier, I’d heard that an “epic storm” was predicted over NASA, which fired my imagination. And that, ladies and gentlemen, was that.
Let’s cook up a storm with some great portrait, wedding or travel photography. Give me a call and we’ll get started.