Priory Bay is one of my favourite places to photograph, which is why I asked my husband to take these photographs for me when we moved down from London. His family are from a long line of Atrills, Coopers and Herberts.
I started photography because I wanted to provide something that would have been useful to me as a teenager. If I’d have realised that beauty shines from within when I was filled with teenage angst, my confidence and self-esteem would haven’t taken the hit that it did.
I’m convinced of it.
Work. Life. Pandemics. They are all hard enough and if I’d have had access to a professional photographer who could allow me to shine, who could draw out my smiles during this dark period, that still haunts me forty years later, my shattered self-esteem might not have happened.
I want to be someone who could help that person. And that’s why I do what I do.
Ten years later, I’ve photographed hundreds of people just like me. People that want honest, open, and confident photographs that shine with laughter and love. Let me be that person for you.
If these approaches work for you, tell me about it!
Amanda Herbert | Isle of Wight
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