About

Essex wedding photographer, About, The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography, The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography
Essex wedding photographer, About, The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography, The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography

What am I all about?

It's so important that you choose the right photographer, you’re going to be spending your day with an almost stranger, it needs to be the RIGHT one! You need a photographer you "click" with. So although it feels a little self indulgent, heres a little about me, what I do and how I got here. Along with a couple of photos, just so you know who you're going to meet - after all, we don't want to end up sitting at opposite ends of the same coffee shop wondering when the other will arrive!

Essex wedding photographer, About, The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography, The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography
Essex wedding photographer, About, The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography, The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography

Where

Based in Colchester, Essex, I love the beauty of my local area and although I have my own studio just off the A12, surrounded by fields, trees and my ever growing chicken collection, I love to travel, almost as much as I love photography. I work throughout the UK and I am only too happy to welcome worldwide enquiries (check out my photography bucket list in the blog) My favourite (and the most beautiful) places in the world are Cornwall and Amsterdam, give me the excuse to visit one of those places on a photography trip and I am there!

Essex wedding photographer, About, The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography, The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography
Essex wedding photographer, About, The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography, The Menagerie Lifestyle Photography

What

I’m a fan of the great outdoors (and the unusual) whether it be shooting in a meadow or by a lake, I love to be outside. Throw me a wedding in the mountains and I’m your girl, and anywhere abroad! I love to shoot alternative couples; brides covered in tattoos wearing intricate lace dresses and grooms with beards and dapper, tweed suits. Fresh, fragrant bouquets filled with unusual blooms and uniquely styled weddings which show off the couples vibe. Give me romance. Give me bold. Give me emotion. I’m sure I’ll be there laughing along with you and enjoying your day almost as much as you!

The journey

I HATE having my photo taken, so when you say the same, I totally get it! I mean you can just tell from those photos up there, right? I’m stubborn, which generally means that whatever I set out to do, it gets done. I love the roads less travelled, the people that do things differently and always champion the unusual over anything mainstream. I’m not just a gal who picked up a camera one day; I trained and honed my skill and aesthetic over a number of years. I have a BA Hons degree in Photography from the University of Essex, a Masters Degree in photography from Falmouth University and I gained a ARPS distinction from the Royal Photographic Society, but photography is not just my professional calling, it is most certainly my passion. If you want to meet me for a consultation, then I’m totally game. In fact, I completely encourage it. I love to get to know my clients, in order to understand what they are all about. And equally, I think it is super important for them to understand and feel comfortable with me. My shoot hitlist… 1. A wedding nestled in the mountains 2. Beachside nuptials...somewhere warm, somewhere cold... 3. An industrial themed wedding in a cool, urban venue 4. Something super non-traditional...I’m thinking a black dress 5. Overseas...I’m always up for a spot of travel Whatever your idea may be, especially if it's something barking mad or completely unusual, count me in!

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