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About Natalie

About Natalie

Hello. I’m Natalie.

I’m from Derry and I tell stories.

Photography sums me up as a person. I see everything, both the big and the small. My job is capturing intimacy, joy, excitement and love. How lucky am I? I have always been a creative and inventive person. I’ve always wanted to be a photographer. Dad gave me his old Minolta camera and from that moment, my future was developing like my very first black and white pictures.

I grew up immersed in this lens based world: the glossy fashion magazines and seeing photographers at work on TV. I took it through school and right into my 5 year degree. London. Art. Experience. Memories. My love for home brought me back. It’s an easy decision to be here. The journey continued with doing my Masters and gaining a wealth of experience. Starting this, my life journey and capturing memories and special moments is the most rewarding and challenging chapter yet.

I love that I’m still learning everyday, meeting wonderful people and connecting with creatives.

A friendship is built with my couples throughout their wedding experience. I will help you with your dress, laugh with you and calm your nerves all while capturing the details and real life moments.

It’s a full days wedding coverage. I don’t do time limits on your big day. I’ll be there to capture everything from the bride getting ready to the first dance. I’ll get the moments and the moments in between.

I tell stories. People invite me to watch their story unveil and I try to capture every bit of it. I’m good at telling stories and there is nothing I love more. Enter the gallery to view couples who trusted me to tell the story of their wedding day and to design every last detail of their first heirloom as man and wife.

An engagement shoot. Think of it as a warm up to your wedding, an hour or two in a location that means something to you, to enjoy and get comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera.

You can get to know me and I can get to know you! Great, if you’re not used to having your photo taken or even not like getting your photo taken! I’ll show you how I work with my natural and relaxed style, you will be put at ease and enjoy letting me capture genuine moments between the two of you.

Want to know more? Contact me through the website or directly at I can’t wait to hear from you!

All of my portrait sessions take place on location, using the environment as the ‘studio’ as I like to catch the natural light. An hour or two in a location that means something to you, to enjoy and get comfortable and relaxed in front of the camera.

A mix of contemporary candid moments and beautiful timeless portraits make up your lifestyles session. I want you to get images you love and are proud to show your friends and family.

Everything is kept very informal – so for children, you’ll be able to remember them playing, discovering and having fun, not saying ‘cheese’ for the camera! I’ll show you how I work with my natural and relaxed style, you will be put at ease and enjoy laughing, having fun, being yourself and letting me capture genuine moments.

Newborn Photography presents the perfect opportunity to capture all of those beautiful details that you’ll want to remember and which will be gone before you know it: their tiny hands and feet, the dimples, the baby pout and their soft down covered skin. Often parents look back and feel that it passed all too quickly so I like to capture these memories in a way that will last longer that the sleepless nights!

Newborn sessions can be booked for anytime during your baby’s first year in my home studio. I have a fully portable studio kit to allow for newborn photo shoots in the comfort of your own home if preferred.

All images are available on disk allowing you to print however many images you need, in whatever size, anytime you need. Also available are beautiful bespoke wooden frames, canvas wrap wall art, box frames, heirloom coffee table books, loose or mounted prints, and other gifts – please contact me for further details.

I create fun, fresh, editorial commercial images. Whether it be fashion and beauty, adverts or e-commerce photography.

I am well versed in the areas of graphic design and photography after studying a BA in Photography and a Masters in Design. I have been fortunate enough to work under fashion and beauty photographers in London and the picture library Connecting worldwide with picture editors and advertising directors. Most recent commissions include national advertising campaigns for Derry City Council and editorial shoots for RBS magazine.

I use this past and present experience to push the boundaries and think outside the box as a photographer, creating images with an underlying sense of editorial narrative while defining my own style in the ever changing world of editorial photography.

I’m available for editorials, promos, portfolio building and retouching services.

Print and PDF portfolio available upon request.