I have always enjoyed working with people and being creative. In my twenties I had a successful career in the retail sector, buying and merchandising for fashion and homewares. I found that I had a natural ability for getting the best out of others and decided to pursue a training role. I worked initially for an investment bank, with responsibility for looking after their graduate trainees. This led to a role at Accenture, designing, running and presenting training programmes. I then took a career break to start a family and enjoyed the space this gave me to explore my creative talents.
Having always enjoyed photography, I began to take it more seriously. My husband is a renowned food photographer which means that I am surrounded by the photography industry at home. I increasingly enjoyed assisting him, but my real passion has always been photographing people.
I found myself being asked more and more to take photographs at friends’ weddings and of their children. Eventually I decided to take a degree in fine art photography and proudly graduated five years later. At the same time, I began building up the freelance photography business I now run full time. For me it’s the perfect career, combining creativity with people.