- familY - small business - weddings -
I'm Gem, a Bristol based freelance photographer.
I've loved being behind a lens since as long as I can remember. As a youngster, I would regularly steal my Mum's camera, shooting everything from long exposures of trains to macro shots of bugs! I spent many hours in darkrooms throughout my college days and, after continuing to utilise photography extensively throughout my Illustration degree, it became apparent that it was a true passion. After graduating in 2008 with a keen artistic eye, I completed a photography Diploma and have been snapping away ever since!
As you can probably see from my photos, I have a very whimsical nature! You'll often find me frolicking in meadows (I have a particular penchant for taking pictures of wildflowers!) or creating magical garden atmospheres with lanterns and candlelight. I'm a lover of the simple things in life and adore capturing the beauty in every moment, no matter how big or small. I've decided not to specialise in one area; I find that a mixture of Family, Small Business and Wedding photography provides a great balance for me. I love the variety and find that each area helps compliment the other.
Please have a browse of my website for more details on what I can offer! I’d love to hear from you.
My ultimate joy is creating timeless storytelling images; whether this is documenting unscripted connections between family members, the narrative behind a business, or heartfelt moments between a couple.
I love capturing details; all of those little nuances between you and your children or lover. The laughter and smiles, the sweet snuggles, and the silly moments too! I'm an ardent light seeker and can't get enough of the beauty it can create, whether it's a dappled pocket or a vibrant flare. Golden hour is my absolute favourite time of the day - I just adore the magic it creates!
I'm a sucker for sunsets/sunrises (bring on that golden hour!)
I love exploring
I love flower crowns
I eat a LOT of olives
Fairy lights and festoons bring me oodles of joy!
I love having a little bop to my old Dansette record player after a few glasses of wine (especially to Chuck Berry ‘You Never Can Tell’)
I love long walks in the countryside and being outdoors
Spring and Autumn are my favourite seasons
I love being by the coast
My favourite holiday to date was a trip to Belize (I swam with a manatee!)
I love being cosy in a cottage snuggled up by a roaring fire
I love blossom
I love pickled things
I love BBQs & picnics
I love bokeh (blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image!)
My favourite restaurant is The Ethicurean
I love Devon and Cornwall
I'm an avid reader of The Simple Things magazine!
"WE ARE OVER THE MOON WITH HOW EVERYTHING HAS COME OUT AND WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK IN THE RUN UP AND ON THE DAY. THE PHOTOS ARE STUNNING AND SUCH A NICE TOUCH WITH THE WOODEN BOX. WE WILL 100% BE RECOMMENDING YOU TO ANY OF OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN NEED OF A QUALITY PHOTOGRAPHER IN THE FUTURE!"
"GEMMA PUT MY BOYS AND I AT EASE STRAIGHT AWAY, WITHIN NO TIME AT ALL THE BOYS WEREN’T EVEN AWARE OF HER SNAPPING AWAY AS WE PLAYED. THE PHOTOS THAT CAME OUT OF THE SHOOT WERE SO BEAUTIFUL AND NATURAL. TREASURED MEMORIES OF A MOMENT IN TIME. A FABULOUS EXPERIENCE ALL ROUND. THANKS GEMMA WE HOPE TO HAVE YOU BACK AGAIN WHEN THEY’RE A LITTLE OLDER XXX"
"GEM DID AN WONDERFUL PHOTO SHOOT OF MY BUSINESS THAT REALLY CAPTURED THE FEEL AND ATMOSPHERE OF THE OUTDOOR CAFE AND WALLED GARDEN. SHE LISTENED AND ACTIVELY MET THE BRIEF OF WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR, WORKED WITH ME TO GET A FEW KEY SHOTS THAT I KNEW I WOULD NEED AND THEN USED HER OWN ARTISTIC JUDGEMENT TO CREATE SOME BEAUTIFUL PERSPECTIVES OF THE GARDEN. I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO USE THE PHOTOGRAPHS IN A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEXTS AND IT HAS REALLY UPPED MY VISUAL PRESENCE. I FOUND IT REALLY HELPFUL TO HAVE A SUITE OF PHOTOS THAT HAD A UNIFORM LOOK AND FEEL TO THEM SO THAT I DIDN’T HAVE TO THINK TOO HARD WHEN GETTING PRESS PACKS TOGETHER"