Lisa is a specialist children's photographer and is Studio G’s co-founder and our Artistic Director and Principal Photographer. This is what she says about her passion for photography:
“I am a self-confessed photography addict. I love absolutely everything to do with photography. Documentary on a famous photographer? Better add it to my queue. A giant, glossy coffee table book loaded with stunning pictures? Oh, my heart! A local meet-up with fellow photographers? Count me in!
Whether I'm snapping pictures, editing photographs from a session or chatting over a coffee with clients old and new, my life absolutely revolves around my camera (and my family, too, of course).
It all started in 2009, when I upgraded from a point and shoot to my first, second hand DSLR camera, shortly after the birth of my son. It revolutionised my photography and I was instantly hooked. I devoured photography books and watched countless YouTube tutorials in my quest to learn as much as I could. Within weeks I was saving up for a brand new camera.
From that moment onward, I was 100%, hooked on photography. It turned out I was quite good at it, especially after I joined and threw myself headlong into attending as many events and workshops as I could. With my husband's insistence and a healthy urging from family and friends, I took my first tentative steps into the world of professional photography, working with a portable studio kit that fit into the boot of my tiny Ford Ka. A bigger camera and then a bigger car followed (the former costing more than the latter) as I took on more and more jobs and grew in confidence.
In March 2015, on my birthday in fact, I took a massive leap of faith and decided to take on my own photography studio with the backing and support of a new business partner and old friend, Robert Cragg (a fellow photography addict).
Since then our lives have taken a major turn for the amazing. We spend our days meeting with incredible clients, planning fantastic photoshoots and then editing the pictures that we took. My favourite part, though? The reactions of my clients when they get their photographs. Knowing that I helped them preserve a moment in time -- for the rest of their lives and for future generations -- is a feeling that will never, ever get old.
Children's photography is my absolute favourite thing. I'm never than when shooting child portraits, either in the Oldham studio or out on location, and I am working hard on taking a fine art direction with my work, creating fantasy and composite works of art for my young clients.
I hope that after looking at this website you will decide you would like to work with us at Studio G and we can get on with creating some everlasting memories for you.”