A VERY WARM
I’m a forty-something year old 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, want some family photos, or to update your business headshots, 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!
FROM THE BLOG
Pitstone Windmill is pretty iconic in the local Bucks and Herts area, and when a local family wanted a photo shoot there, I jumped at the chance. I've taken photos here before, but with the windmill as my subject matter rather than a family. This was a returning...
I often get requests to include the family dog in photo shoots, but this was a first - being asked to include the family VW van! We had the most beautiful and warm autumnal day and Lily (the van!) looked perfect amongst the Ashridge countryside. However, it wasn't all...
Capture and Connect is something I've been thinking about for a while, though it didn't have a name to begin with! It was something I really wanted to do, but I had the fear of what if no one goes for it, what if it doesn't work. Then, I thought, what if it does! And...
‘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
‘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