"...FACED WITH THE PROSPECT OF A CAMERA PORTRAIT (people) PUT ON A FACE THEY
THINK IS THE ONE THEY WOULD LIKE TO SHOW TO THE WORLD...
EVERY SO OFTEN WHAT LIES BEHIND THE FACADE IS RARE
AND MORE WONDERFUL THAN THE SUBJECT KNOWS OR DARES TO BELIEVE..."
So hi there, I'm Gemma...
I'm a photographer who mixes documentary and fine art styles, with an absolute love for people and stories.
If we've met, you'll know me to be a super smiley chick with an un-ending energy and enthusiasm. And yes, I still get excited at every wedding I shoot! Don't get me started on how much I love to meet new little people, and growing families.
To me, every photograph is an opportunity to capture a fleeting moment we might otherwise miss or forget. In time, these moments, however mundane or minute, can become our most precious memories.
And if we're any good at our job, they can do this and be beautiful too...
I'm based in both Yorkshire/Lancashire and Hertfordshire (close to London) during the Summer months, and the French Alps during the Winter. If you couldn't tell already, I'm not shy of travelling! In fact I love it. My portfolio of clients stretches the full length and width of the UK, and my destination weddings have been everywhere from across Europe to Abu Dhabi. Safe to say, I'm not what you'd call a local photographer...
I think I have
"have camera... willing to travel"
written across my forehead!
Aside from Wedding photography, my most popular portrait sessions range from Maternity, to Baby, to Family photography. I work with so many of my couples on their weddings, and then follow up with their pregnancies and children. It can all get pretty emosh, but I'm ok with that. Misting up behind the camera proves how close I am to the love I shoot. It's real.
So am I just a wedding photographer? Nope. I'm pretty jammy. I've managed to combine my love of music, food, and art with my work too. My lifestyle section will have some foodie eye porn and some pretty awesome event work too. Everything from brand work for the likes of Vans (yup, the kick-ass skate brand), to gigs for the likes of Newton Faulkner, Charlie 2na and Norman Jay MBE, all over Europe.
Lifestyle Section to come.. Keep your eyes peeled.
read My latest blog posts...
Don't just take my word for it...
WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET WITH GEMMA. THE PASSION AND ENJOYMENT SHE HAS FOR TAKING PHOTOGRAPHS OF PEOPLE IS PURE.
You cannot teach or develop that, and her job is definitely her calling.
WHEN CHOOSING A PHOTOGRAPHER, EXPERIENCE IS ONE THING, SKILL IS ANOTHER BUT PERSONAL APPROACH IS UNIQUE. GEMMA BRINGS ALL OF THESE TO THE PARTY BY THE BUCKET LOAD AND HER UNIQUE PERSONAL APPROACH IS HER BIGGEST SELLING POINT.
My favourite way to explain my love for Gem is this- I want to clone her and take her with me on all my lovely days so that I can keep the photos, beautiful and stylish as they would be, forever.
Steve & Jen