Hi, I am Vicki, your coffee-fueled family photographer based in County Durham and serving the North East of England.

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I have a split personality! On one hand I am a studio-based portrait photographer working out of my studio in Castleside in beautiful County Durham, and on the other I am a documentary family photographer covering the whole North East. Why? Because I love both too much and think they both have a role to play in modern family photography.

I am…

… your happy snapping memory-maker.

… a coffee-drinking, olive-obsessed visual artist.

… the book-loving, list-making, scarf-collecting punctuation over-using mum to two wonderful little women.

… a dabbler in many handicrafts, but a master of none. I love to draw and paint, but do neither as much as I should.

Taking photographs brings me joy.

Having images of my family that I can look at every day, is so important to me. I have a passion for print because I believe our most precious memories should be printed to hold in our hands or hang on the walls. You can read why I think it is so important here.

This is me and my little tribe…

As you can see I am mum to two strong, independent and thoroughly gorgeous girls. They certainly keep me busy, especially as they are home educated. We get up to so many cool adventures and my camera usually comes along for the ride. I try to practise what I preach and print my favourite memories, either to hang on the wall or as photobooks. I think seeing themselves in pictures like this helps to make them feel loved. It also gives them connection to family and friends that don’t live nearby. Our walls are covered in photos of our loved ones so they are in our memories every day.

We loved our family session with Victoria, no staged awkward pictures, they’re all “us, just as we are Jas

To find out more about me and what I love to photograph, head over to my facebook page or return to my Sessions page for more information about what I offer.