MORE ABOUT ME | THE GIRL BEHIND THE CAMERA

May 30, 2019

Most days you’ll find me… pestering the cat for cuddles, eating bagels, editing photos and scrolling through Instagram via my at-home office (aka the living room)!

I live in… St Albans with my boyfriend of 9 years, Jason and our cat, Merlin.
We both grew up in Maidstone, Kent, where we actually attended the same secondary school (although we didn’t meet one another properly until years later)! St Albans has been our home for the last 3 years, before which we lived in London, Portugal and Brighton!

When I’m not behind the camera I’m usually… out drinking coffee or playing Mary Poppins! (Outside of my role as photographer, I also work part-time as a nanny!)

My favourite food is… more recently, it’s cauliflower wings! But on the daily it’s Bagels. Or any kind of bread! With peanut butter!
I’m like Joey from Friends… but with a few details changed (Ross line) … “I want girls bread on bread”

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Not many people know this about me but… I once fell down a manhole. Yes, you read that right. 13 year old me fell down a 6ft+ deep manhole! (It’s ok, you’re allowed to laugh! My school mate sure did!)
But I didn’t fall all the way in, I actually managed to catch myself (under the armpits) just before the ground swallowed me up completely! At the time I think I was more upset that the incident wrecked my new school shoes than I was about the enormous dent in my leg!
For clarity, the manhole was thankfully empty (could you imagine if it wasn’t?)!

The best places I’ve travelled to are… Florida (for Disneyworld of course!), Paris, Berlin, Kenya, St Vincent and The Grenadines, and Grand Cayman.
I was fortunate to grow up with some well-travelled Grandparents! And I have been lucky to visit some pretty amazing places! So far Paris holds my heart as my favourite city. NYC is next on my list!

The first CD single I bought was… I’m pretty sure the answer to this will be something from Britney Spears’ second album, but I actually can’t remember! being a 90’s kid (I was born in 1990) I was a huge lover of Kylie Minogue and Shania Twain (as was my Grandad!), so it could actually be a song by either of those?!
Anyone remember Shania Twain “Ka-Ching“!

My all-time favourite film… without a doubt, it’s ‘You’ve Got Mail’!
Even though I am a massive Disney fan, ‘You’ve Got Mail’ will always lift my spirit and spur me on.

On the off chance I need a secondary pick me up, then it falls to either; Father of The Bride (parts one and two!), 3 Men and A Baby (/Little Lady), Baby Boom, When Harry met Sally, Breakfast at Tiffanies… there’s just so many amazing movies from that era, I could honestly watch them all on repeat (although I think my boyfriend would tell you that I already do)!

Any fellow Diane Keaton/Meg Ryan fans? Tell me which movie is your favourite from that era!

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I LOVE… new books and new stationery (probably another reason I love ‘You’ve Got Mail’ so much)! I’m a sucker for that “back to school” feeling – it’s the best time of the year if you ask me! (After Christmas of course.) Oh, and, of course, I can’t forget pumpkin spiced lattes!

When I was younger… I wanted to be on the stage. So after completing my A-Levels, I went on to study Musical Theatre, professionally, for 4 years at a college in Cambridge! All through my training, I was ‘the girl with the camera’. So it’s no surprise that I would one day choose to trade in my tap shoes for photography! And boy, am I glad I did.

BONUS FACT! I was once cast in a touring Irish dancing show based in Ibiza(!!) where I lived and worked for 5 months! (The weirdest part about this is that I am not, nor have I ever been, an Irish dancer! Fake it till you make it kids!)

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