THE GIRL BEHIND THE CAMERA
YOU WILL ENTRUST THE HEART & SOUL OF YOUR FAMILY TO ME …
… SO IT’S ONLY FAIR THAT I SHARE A BIT MORE ABOUT ME FIRST …
I’m born in Canada, raised in the UK, went to university in France, and now call St Albans home. I’m mad about (and sometimes mad with) my three kids, I have an enormously patient husband who is forever supportive of my latest crackpot schemes, and we have recently added a beautiful, but rather naughty, cocker spaniel to our family.
I first discovered my love for photography as a child when I used to stay at my auntie’s house, I was allowed to play in her studio making movie reels with discarded sections of film and sometimes I was even invited into her darkroom to discover the alchemy of processing film. When I was in my 20’s I went travelling in China, armed with my new SLR that I had bought with a bonus from work, I have never got over the disappointment of the over-exposed, insipid photos that came back from the developers after this trip, which is the precise moment that I resolved to learn how to use my camera properly.
As a documentary photographer, nothing makes my heart sing more than elegantly depicting honest life stories. To capture the astounding beauty of ordinary everyday life is so powerful in a world of visual comparison, it takes my breath away when I watch clients ‘see’ themselves for the first time and understand that what they have is their ‘perfect’.
Photography aside, I can often be found in my favourite coffee shops chatting with friends and feeding my coffee addiction, binging on the latest box set trend, trying to convince my kids to come on a walk with our dog (2 of them are teens, so I often fail), crafting and baking with my girls, spending summers camping (or if we’re feeling flush, glamping) in France … and if you’re still hungry for more, here are some little known morsels from my personal story …
AWARDS & FEATURES
Emma Collins has won numerous international photography awards:
Her work has been published in a range of print publications:
Her online features include:
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I photograph in homes and on location across Hertfordshire and the South East, including St Albans, Harpenden, Wheathampstead, Berkhamsted, Tring, Rickmansworth, Bishop’s Stortford, Hitchin, Radlett, King’s Langley.
I also regularly travel to photoshoots in Central London and North London, including Hampstead, St John’s Wood, Primrose Hill, Muswell Hill, Marylebone, Kensington, Clapham, Chiswick. I have photographed families all over the UK and around the world, including Canada, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and Singapore, please enquire for travel expenses