Native French, I moved to the UK 28 years ago. I am married to a Brit and mother to bilingual twin boys.
I worked in my past life as a training manager for an international marketing and communication company and as a French tutor for young children, both jobs giving me the experience of how to put people at ease and how to interact with a variety of individuals.
My career change happened in my
My relaxed approach to taking photos works wonders with children and camera shy people.
I quite simply love photography and particularly enjoy photographing people. I like to adapt to peoples personalities and will always make sure I keep it all in a relaxed atmosphere. Every shoot I do is different, not one resembles the other. It keeps me motivated and excited.
a great photograph?
What do I feel is my secret to taking great photographs?
For me the rapport between myself and my subject is key. It is important to feel relaxed and at ease. Documentary photography and on location shoots are creative and suit most people because they are less intrusive. But studio shoots can also be great fun. They are not whether dependant, sometimes safer with younger children and more easily managed for parents. Either way I believe the success of the shoot is merely the results of how I interact with my subjects.
What advice do you give to your clients?
All depends on the assignment of course but for weddings, for instance, I always advise the prospective couple to check my portfolio beforehand. Loving your photographer’s work is key before even enquiring about prices. Meeting in person – if possible – can also be really useful.
For family shoots, I often get asked about wardrobe choices and the length of shoots. I will provide as much information as possible so you can prepare ahead of the shoot.
why i love
What do I love most about my job?
Meeting new people for one and secondly the opportunity to get creative and provide my clients with memorable moments. It is a great ego boost when I get positive feedback, feeling valued and appreciated is not overrated and I feel really privileged that I get to capture key moments in peoples lives. I never get blasé about showing my clients galleries – it’s the best bit, I wait for it with anticipation!