The picture above is one of my fave images I have ever taken. It includes all the most important people in my life. My beautiful partner, Firat, my gorgeous little girl Mavi Rosa and our cute and cuddly dog Frida. It’s a moment I am never going to forget. Every time I look at the photograph I remember how much fun Mavi was having paddling in the sea for the first time. Then you look at the dog and it just cracks me up. She looks like a smiling muppet!! It’s why I love photography. Only a photograph can capture a beautiful moment in time which becomes more valuable as time passes.
We are a big outdoors family and love nothing better than putting on our wellies and getting out in the countryside for a long walk. All Frida cares about is chasing balls, so we have a good supply of squeaky Kong balls in the bag! We all love music too, so if you look closely through the closed blinds on a Saturday night you will see the disco lights flashing as we dance with Mavi and Frida. Mavi has really good musical taste too, at the mo she loves ‘We are the robots’ by Kraftwerk and of course being a Liverpool lass, she loves the Beatles too!
Ever since I was a kid I have loved music and taking pictures. Our family camera when we were kids was a Polaroid and it was truly magical taking pictures and watching them slowly appear. I remember a holiday in Torquay (I was 9) and my little brother (10 months or so) was trying to stand up for the first time. I was determined to catch this moment and waited all afternoon with the Polaroid at my side. I was there cheering him on, then snap! I managed to photograph the big moment! I was so chuffed capturing that moment I didn’t stop showing it to people for months after!
I’m still that little kid getting all excited capturing real, emotional moments for my clients. But this time I have the latest digital cameras (toys) by my side! My passion for photography and child like curiosity combine to form my style of heartfelt and emotive storytelling wedding photography.
I have a Master of Arts degree in New Media/Photography which is when I started taking photography a little more seriously! I got into weddings by accident 12 years ago and have never looked back. I absolutely love this job. Getting to work with fun and adventurous couples and making them happy with beautiful photographs from their day is a great way to make a living.
Other things that make me happy include buying vinyl and playing them on my beloved turntable. Reading comics (never stopped from when I was a kid) and eating fizzy jellies while watching a Studio Ghibli movie. Firat and I love running together. We ran a 60K ultra marathon in Turkey a few years back. It was quite an adventure. We hope to do a few more when Mavi gets a little older!
I am a member of Fearless photographers and Wedding Photography Select (WPS). I have been featured in various national wedding blogs including Brides up North, The English Wedding Blog, Boho Weddings and Easy Weddings. I have also been featured in County Bride magazine. I was also awarded by three best rated as one of the three best wedding photographers in Liverpool 2018.
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