ABOUT BEX

I want to help you decide if I'm the photographer for you so here's a bit more info about yours truly.

THE OBVIOUS STUFF

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I'm Bex and I'm obsessed with colour!

If you missed that after seeing my homepage or Instagram, perhaps I need to revisit my own branding efforts!  😆

I'm fun and energetic but also pensive and love to chill at home.

I live in the Sussex countryside with my husband and boy/girl twins.  I love our home and adding as much colour as Nik lets me get away with!  😉

I'm an internationally published, award-winning professional photographer with a love of many genres but brand photography is what makes my soul shine!  I love helping passionate entrepreneurs to feel more confident showing up in their business!

During the first lockdown of 2020, I started This Detailed Life international photography magazine as founding Editor-In-Chief and have since published 5 editions with my team, shipping all over the world and growing an amazing community.

I've been a photographer for over 15 years and LOVE it! 

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

As long as I can remember, I've enjoyed taking photographs.  Back in the 80s I had an old pocket film camera I took everywhere. 

 

But, I really caught the photography bug during my round the world trip as a student back in 2004, that experience of travelling solo, making friends out of strangers and exploring amazing places is something that will never leave me.  

 

I went swimming with humpback whales in Tonga, bungee jumping in Cairns, skydiving in New Zealand, worked with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the Australian outback, earned my first PADI qualification on the Great Barrier Reef and learned to surf at Byron Bay.  I have such fond memories of that amazing trip and the fun photos to match!  

The following summer, I was given my first DSLR as a graduation present and soon developed a love of landscape & nature, travel and underwater photography, selling my prints at craft fairs in Scotland.

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I was never interested in photographing people until I had my own little ones in 2014.  After suffering heartache throughout our seemingly hopeless IVF treatment, I wanted to document everything when our twins beat the odds, I love having our everyday moments on display in our home! 

Since early 2021, when I took a business and branding course, I've decided to focus on branding photography as this is where I really shine!  I love seeing the transformations in my brand clients and I know I'm pretty good at it.  (I'm actually bloody awesome at it but it's so cringey saying this stuff about yourself right?!)

 

This year, I've upgraded to a Sony mirrorless hybrid α7 IV, my new baby!

MY PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE

My skills have evolved a lot over the years, from my beginnings as a landscape & nature photographer in Scotland to photographing families and brands here in East Sussex.  But my style has remained the same with a colourful vibe (although I do love a good black & white edit too!) and rich tones.

Since 2021, I've specialised in branding photography, providing my clients with a complete visual brand solution to makeover their online presence.

I'm known for my vibrant editing style with a rich, impactful look.  I love contrast and dramatic lighting and am always playing with food photography.

I completed my first "365 project" in 2020 with a photo a day.

I love learning new techniques and ways to improve my services.  In fact, I'm off to Click Away photography conference in Chicago next week for a lot of fun and hope to learn plenty of new skills.

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THE INTERESTING BITS

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  •  I grew up in Fife, Scotland but moved to Sussex when I was 6 months pregnant with the twins in 2014 for my husband's job.

  • I'm also a dentist and currently work 2 days a week in a lovely practice in Crowborough, East Sussex.

  • I used to be super adventurous and have bungee-jumped, sky-dived (twice) and snorkelled with Humpback Whales.

  • I'm a qualified scuba-diver with underwater photography experience.  

  • I have way too many hobbies including horse riding, reading (mainly crime novels but I enjoy a wide variety of genres), writing and crafts - making rainbow pompoms to adorn my flip-flops has been my latest project but I'll mostly be found with a camera in my hands! 

  • I'm also a total foodie so if you have any fab recipes or recommendations of great places to eat, I'd love to hear them! 

FAMILY LIFE

We're an adventurous bunch and love to have fun at local family-friendly festivals and events.  (Although we do also love a cosy Sunday snuggled up with a film!)

I really struggled with loneliness and post-natal depression when we moved here.  I've started a few charity projects as a result, including donating a family session to a fellow PND sufferer and my Hello Yellow fundraiser in 2019 for Young Minds, a mental health charity.  I'm also a volunteer for the Gold Hope Project, donating family sessions to paediatric cancer patients.

I just wanted to share some of my personal favourite photos here too 😉

FANCY A NATTER?

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I'd love to hear from you if you have any questions or would like to chat about booking a session.  These calls aren't salesy at all!  It's just a chance for us to talk about what I can do for you and see if you think I'm the right photographer for you - there's absolutely no obligation to book!

Not ready to chat yet?  You can just send a message or why not book a critique with me?