I grew up with dogs, and always had a fondness for animals, when I was younger I wanted to be an artist and a vet. I was never very motivated by the sciences and so my dream of being a vet was short lived. I went to college and chose photography as a subject to do alongside Fine Art, but it soon became my passion and when I went on to study a photography degree I put all of my energy into photography animals. I drew inspiration from photographers like Nick Brandt and Frans Lanting, they push a strong conservation message and their determination for breaking boundaries is awe-inspiring. It’s my ultimate dream to travel to Africa one day to photograph elephants and lions on the wild.
I take photos of pets because they are so important to remember. A photograph is powerful enough to bring you right back to the feelings of the moment, and being able to use my skill and passion to give that to a pet owner makes me so happy.
Today, I am very happily married to a wonderful man and I have the pleasure of being a step mum to an amazing, funny and loving beautiful boy.
Our Portuguese Water Dog called Nala became apart of our family in summer 2019, a time in my life when I was completely broken, I had just lost my dad to Alzheimer’s and was suffering with a chronic pain condition. It was perfect timing, she is the best medicine and I’m endlessly inspired by her.
“I don’t know of any other animals closer to us in qualities of heart, sentiment and loyalty” – Photographer Elliott Erwitt talking about his Dogs collection.
When I am not working or taking pictures, you’ll usually find me scouting out new locations with Nala or indulging in my new found love of baking.
If you like my work and you are interested in booking a pet photography session with me then please get in touch, I really can’t wait to meet you and your pet!