Hi, I’m Angela
a County Durham family photographer working across the beautiful North East and North Yorkshire, specialising in natural newborn and family photography.
I’ve photographed over 150 families of all different shapes and sizes. I go to whichever places a family wants to use as a backdrop to preserve memories of their awesome family life – on beaches, in parks, gardens, forests, picnic areas, play areas, in bedrooms, living rooms, and nurseries. People who come to me for their family photography want their photos to be natural and real and fun.
Working with me
Your photo session will be a real, truly relaxed and fun experience. Your session will take place at home or in a favourite location which means it will be completely tailored towards what you want. I’ll work with you every step of the way to make sure you get the most out of your session.
My aim is to give you a set of photos that you absolutely love. Honest, heart warming and full of your family’s personality. Photos that will look fabulous displayed in your home as a one off piece of art or as a wall gallery (as a client once said to me “family photos on display make a home a home”). I want your photos to be bursting with your love and happiness so that in the future they take you back to this lovely time of your life.
Way back when
I’ve had a thing for people photos since I was a little girl. I was given a camera when I was 10 years old and took 1000s of images from that day on. Always of people, never landscapes or sunsets or animals. I would drag my grandparents outside to photograph them. Set my friends up in the street and my school friends in the school yard. 99% of these photos had no artistic merit whatsoever but that didn’t stop me from becoming an obsessive photo taker of people.
I live on the East Durham coast with my teenage daughter Maya, my other half Graham and Jasper, the sweetest ginger tom in the world. I work at Streetwise two afternoons a week, a fantastic young people’s charity based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. When I’m not working you’ll find me walking along our beautiful beach tops or eating. Probably my favourite thing in the world to do. I couldn’t live without Lady Grey tea, avocados and red wine (well I could, but wouldn’t want to).
Other huge favourites of mine are exploring new cities and up cycling furniture. I also love starting a new Netflix series when you just know it’s going to be the best one ever. I adore vintage VWs. I owned a camper for a few years and the holidays were my best ever. Probably because I have a fear of flying. I once got off a plane before it took off. I am determined to conquer it though…watch this space!
As a parent you’ll know that life doesn’t stand still. Your family is forever changing so don’t wait until tomorrow to capture the things you love about your family today.
Get in touch now to talk about a relaxed, fun and fabulous photo session for your own family.