I’m Angela, a photographer based in County Durham working with children and families.
My background: My love of photography started at the age of ten when I received my first camera. I took literally thousands of pictures of my family and friends from that day. I loved nothing more than dragging my grandparents outside to take their pictures, setting my friends up in poses in the street (see how they loved this too…) and taking my camera to school (my school friends on the other hand were very camera shy).
99% of these photographs had no artistic merit whatsoever…
…but the drive and desire to photograph my life just became part of who I am.
My style: I lean towards anything in life that is authentic, real, honest and true so a candid, informal documentary style suits me totally. I much prefer to photograph people unposed in natural settings so I can create images that are genuinely unique to them and not ‘the same but different’ to other family’s photo albums.
My life: I live on the East Durham coast and as well as being a photographer I’m a mother (to Maya), a partner (to Graham), cat owner (Jasper), VW campervan lover (mine’s a T25), a Lady Grey tea addict, a red wine connoisseur (not really I just like it a lot), ex-youth worker and liker of friendly folk.
WOW, Angela thank you so much for these amazing pictures. When I won your competition I had a little bit of an idea of what to expect, but being in the moment and seeing the final results are wonderful. You made us all feel so comfortable and relaxed, we just got on with our day and sometimes I even forgot you were there. Thanks again for these wonderful memories. I wish I had your job!! Angela, see her gallery
Dear Angela, we wanted to let you know how absolutely thrilled we are with our wedding photographs. We knew you would do an amazing job when we met you. We loved your style because it was natural, fun and quirky – just what we wanted. You captured the essence of the day perfectly – the atmosphere, the love, the laughter. Some of the photographs are works of art and we will treasure them forever. If we could do it all over again you would be top of the list to be there. We can’t thank you enough. Deb & Tony. View their gallery