I discovered the camera after the birth of my eldest. It is a wonderful thing to be able to freeze a moment for all time; to share it and to love it even when it is long past.

Photographs are my most cherished possessions; they are time capsules, prompts to funny stories, maps of past adventures and a way to bottle up laughter, or tears, or gooey baby grins.

 I am lucky to do a thing I enjoy. I get to preserve moments for those I meet. I am invited into their homes and into their lives, to see the beautiful in the ordinary or the magic in the life changing. Births and weddings, family reunions and picnics at the park; this job is a wonderful way to turn strangers into friends and to explore an extraordinary world.