WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER IN Gloucestershire, the cotswolds and the south west
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This wasn’t always the case. In my 20s I worked as an Occupational Therapist in a large general hospital in Reading and then our children entered the world along with the gift of a proper camera!
I’d had a lifelong interest in photography and now I was keen to learn how to use my camera properly! (I now had 2 lovely children and their childhood to photograph, after all!) It was time for night school. That hobby soon became became a massive passion, then my profession and I simply couldn’t be happier!
The first wedding I ever photographed was our daughter’s reception teacher, to say I was nervous was an understatement! It rained heavily that day, there were loads of family situations I need to be aware of and our daughter along with the rest of her class also attended. Even with all these challenges I loved it! The details, the joy, the happiness, the laughter and the love.
In 2010, we moved from Berkshire to the Forest of Dean, no knowing anyone, I needed to get out there and mingle. So, I started hanging out in networking groups, meeting so many amazing and inspiring people. At this point, I began to realise the importance of high quality photographs to empower creatives and entrepreneurs. Using my skills, an attention to detail and the ability to put people at ease, I have slowly built up a business creating personal branding images.
I still get excited when I am asked to photograph a family, a wedding or to work with a brand. Each one is unique, what makes it unique? The people and their stories.
As I get older, I am learning to embrace the fact that my hair is getting curlier! I enjoy a good book along with a gin or two! When I haven’t got a camera in my hand, you can normally find me in the kitchen baking, reading, attending gigs and shows and spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy walking our dog and exploring the Forest of Dean where I live with my husband and our two children. I love colour! I get excited when I see a colourful doorway, a red brick wall, long grass with wild flowers. I also love trying to find unusual spots for photos and making them work.
So if you are a planning Your Wedding, wanting to capture some memories of Your Family or looking for awesome images to showcase Your Brand - I would love to help you.
"Kathryn captured our special day back in September. She made both my husband and I feel at ease. All the guests commented on how bubbly and outgoing she was. The photos speak for themselves the effort, love and care Kathryn puts into her work. Thank you so much for capturing our special day. We would highly recommend Kathryn for any photos!