All about me, my inspiration, and my photos
Hello, I’m Jane, the photographer, and it’s lovely to meet you!
I thought I would share with you what inspires me, what gets me out of bed in the morning, and the passion that fuels my business…
I love taking – and making – photographs, and I am so proud that occasionally they are beautiful enough for other people to love them too, and maybe even love them enough to hang a print on their wall to enjoy looking at every day.
I am passionate about capturing the beauty I see around me, from big wide landscapes to close-ups of flowers. I am inspired by all the beautiful countryside all around where I live, the amazing historical buildings in my local towns and villages, the gorgeous flowers in my garden, other gardens, and in the wild. I especially love that living here in the south east, in the Garden of England, I can often capture flowers in the landscape, with all my local lavender farms, orchards, fields of wild poppies, bluebell woods and more.
I love that I have the freedom to go out on my own occasionally, and for an hour or two forget about the children, the housework, website updating, and all the myriad of other things that need doing, and just take pictures.
I love the search for some amazing light or weather conditions, and for an amazing view, and that moment especially if they come together, and I can combine the two and capture that elusive but absolutely stunning image.
If I can’t get out and do that, I’m quite happy just popping into the garden with the camera instead, with my macro lens, and play around trying different shots to add to my flower photography collection. Or to go out with my family for a wander, visit somewhere new, go on holiday, and take my camera along too in case there’s something to capture with it. Or to just spend a few hours at the computer editing photographs, seeing what has worked and what hasn’t, and getting the best out of the digital file so that it will make a beautiful print or creating new greetings cards or other products with my images.
So there’s a brief introduction to what inspires me; if you are interested in reading more, then try the blog page, under the categories ‘Me & My Business’ and ‘Musings’. Do you remember when you got your first camera? I do! See the photo in this blog post about the beginning of my photography story, followed by the first few years of my business in this blog post.
By the way, it is usually either one of my three children waking me up, or the alarm clock, that gets me out of bed in the morning! But I am always on the look-out for a beautiful sunrise, or the promise of a bright blue sky with white fluffy clouds in the summer / a fall of snow in the winter so that I can go and find a lovely view to photograph!