MEET

THE PHOTOGRAPHER 

A VERY WARM

WELCOME

I’m a thirty-something Mum (to two scrumptious boys!) living in Aston Clinton with my husband Jim who I met at university when I was still a teen (just)! We survived a year of me studying abroad in Pisa (I am obsessed with Italy) and I went on to do a Masters in Art History at the Courtauld Institute of Art.

I was never far from a camera, but academically, my creative side was never fulfilled.

In 2011, Jim and I were able to take a career break to travel, and in that time I was surgically attached to my camera, visiting 15 countries in 7 months, I took 1000’s of photos! Having always enjoyed photography, the photos I took on that trip gave me the confidence to pursue it as a career, and when I returned to the UK it seemed like the perfect opportunity to embrace my passion for my hobby professionally.

In 2012 I took a Diploma in Wedding Photography with Barrett & Coe, a nationwide exemplar of quality in photography, and achieved a Grade 1. The Barrett & Coe Diploma is recognised by the Master Photographers Association.

I have been photographing weddings and families since then, but it wasn’t until 2020 when my youngest was one, that I finally gave up the day job in London and embraced photography full time.

So, if you’re planning a Wedding or Christening, have a newborn, or want some family photos, please feel free to call me for a chat about what I can provide.

I’m passionate about capturing what is unique and joyful about you and I can’t wait to get to know you!

Tanya Aldcroft

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LATEST THOUGHTS

Bluebell Mini Sessions 2022

Bluebell Mini Sessions 2022

Every year I get so nervous about my bluebell sessions - will the weather hold, will my clients find my spot in the woods? But this year was another dream bluebell season and I think the flowers were their best yet! It was so wonderful to see people's reactions to the...

Cousins Photo Session in Ashridge

Cousins Photo Session in Ashridge

I loved this April photo shoot with these gorgeous cousins. The shoot was booked so Grandad would have some beautiful images of the grandchildren for his 70th birthday. How cute is that? I always struggle with ideas for my own Dad's birthday so this is a really clever...

Extended Family Shoot in Ashridge, Hertfordshire

Extended Family Shoot in Ashridge, Hertfordshire

Photo shoots make a great gift and this extended family shoot from the end of March was a 70th birthday present for Grandpops! We had a glorious sunny day (remember that week of a heatwave we had? Seems like a distant memory now!) and Ashridge was the perfect location...

PERFECTLY CAPTURED

 

I can’t recommend Tanya highly enough, we are absolutely thrilled with our photos! I’ve got 3 kids and have had professional photos taken in studios with the first 2, but with covid restrictions- that wasn’t possible with my new baby, so I got in touch with Tanya and I’m so glad I did! She is hands down the best photographer I’ve ever used! We had so much fun and the photos have perfectly captured our family exactly as we are! You even get a sense of our personalities! My eldest is so camera shy and I was sure that we wouldn’t get any photos of a smile, but Tanya made him relax and got plenty of lovely smiley photos! I will definitely be using her again in the future!

EASTWOOD FAMILY Photo Shoot

GREAT FUN

‘Tanya took the most beautiful pictures of our baby girl, capturing her cheeky smile and some lovely shots of our new family. She was great fun and captured us all so naturally. Thank you Tanya for such lovely pictures and capturing a few more memories.’

Harriet’s Newborn Photo Shoot