HELLO! THIS IS ME!
LIGHT // EARL GREY // HUGS // OLD FILMS // WINE // ART // VINTAGE FURNITURE // REALLY GOOD COFFEE // MAKING CAKES // FLAVOURED GIN!
I'm also a massive fan of musicals (my husband used to sing and dance in them) and The Decemberists (my favourite band). I live in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire with my husband, our two children (Will and Greta) and our crazy dog, George.
Photography has been my life long passion, I got the bug when I picked up my brothers discarded birthday present - a Zenit E. It was an old brick of film camera and I became hooked on finding out how it worked and took very boring pictures of our back garden, old roller skates and lots dead flowers (I thought it was very arty)!
I wrote this as "homework" while on a workshop studying with We Are The Parsons (awesome photography duo) and I think it explains a lot...
"...My photography journey didn't begin when I picked up a camera. It began longer ago than that. It began with my dad, who had the most incredible memory and memory recall. He was amazing at Trivial Pursuit, unbeatable! And my mum, who always had the most dreadful memory and has recently been diagnosed with dementia. These two things growing up led me to always want to remember things – just in case a) I might need them (especially if I wanted to win at Trivial Pursuit!) or b) one day I might not be able to remember them.
It shaped how I saw the world around me, it shaped me as a person. My need to understand and remember.
I studied history and journalism at university and then went to work as a news producer at BBC News Online. I wasn't really a "news" person and looked into other things I could do. I left the BBC and went to study photojournalism at the London College of Communication. I fell in love with photographing weddings along the way. The people I met, the stories I got to tell, the emotions, the beauty – I felt like this was what I was supposed to be doing – my life's journey realised.
I truly believe that being a photographer isn't just about having a nice camera and knowing how to use it, it comes from a place much deeper than that. It comes from how the world has shaped you, it comes from the core of who you are and how you live your life. It's part of my being to tell other people's stories and I choose to do it visually, beautifully and with love."
Here's a few photos from my life! You can see more of "ME" over on instagram @Mama_Sharron.