I’m Mary, the Cornish girl turned long time Welsh resident and I photograph weddings, babies , families, maternity, bands and head shots With 20 years of experience under my belt I’ve learnt how to put my personal stamp on all types of imagery that I make. My early career was spent photographing musicians and bands which went hand in hand with playing in the 90’s Indie band “Derrero”. My photographic eye was always commented upon over and above my musical ‘talents’ and so I’ve since plunged all of my energy in to making beautiful pictures. Be it a wedding or toddler session my aim is always to add that little edge of oddity and rock n roll.
On a personal note, I’m a mum to my little boy and girl, Sonny and Sailor..my best work to date. If I’m not in my studio, you’ll usually find me falling over myself to snatch photos of them on my phone to post to Instagram. I’m a green juicing, yoga practicing, home birthing kind of a girl with an inordinate interest in DIY and Cornish pasties. I live in a nice street in Cardiff that holds annual street parties with cake judging competitions and raffles. Somehow me and my family all manage to fit in to a house on that street squeezing together four people, two studios and Chickpea our cat.
As a one time day-jobbing staff photographer for a schools photography company, I’ve photographed children of every age from tiny babies to teenagers,. Taking up to 600 sittings in a day I always yearned for more time to get the best out of my subjects, to play around with poses and steer the session in a natural direction. I’d be left in empty school halls packing up after the kids had long gone home and I’d be the last photographer to arrive back at the lab with huge edits to contend with. I felt I needed to scale down the volume of the school production line in order to concentrate on the quality and pleasure in my sessions and so I quit. I became self employed.
Now I love inviting people to my home studio and I love working on location for weddings and family shoots. Based in Cardiff I’m usually shooting in South Wales and South West, UK however I’m more than happy to travel wherever I’m needed. Please have a look through my gallery to see my style in a variety of environments and drop me a line if you would like to talk photos x