family photography

A little about me (with photos!)

Hello! So a little about me...

I have always had a slightly alternative way of life. I grew up playing in the woods, rivers and fields of beautiful South Devon. Giving me a deep love of the outdoors and the natural beauty we have all around (and within) us. Being Home Educated and going to a small Democratic school gave me a lot of freedom to play and explore, to figure out what was important to me and not just what was expected. After I received a BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art in 2008; I went on to win a local photography competition, which encouraged me to take up photography full time and I have never looked back.

So what is important to me?...

I have been thinking a lot recently about what makes me happy and why I love being a photographer... I feel that these are essentially the key things that remind me why I do what I do and the choices that I make. Good things that help me feel strong, grounded and inspired.

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Winning Photo for the 'Visit South Devon' competition.

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Authenticity - means to me capturing something real, something true and genuine, whether that is with a moment or the essence of someones character. It is also about being open and honest, from both a personal point of view as well as within my work and how I apply myself to each project or shoot.

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Celebration - To celebrate is to enjoy life! It inspires us to dance, to sing, to express ourselves, to throw our arms around one another and to laugh with abandon. To celebrate ourselves and the ones we love unashamedly, joyfully is a beautiful, life affirming thing to do.

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Connection - I get so much joy out of using my camera as a tool for communicating and getting to know and understand people. The best photos are always when there is a real genuine connection and trust between the photographer and subject; or a candid moment of intimacy and connection between friends, family or lovers.

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Gratitude - (I believe!) Is the key to happiness. It helps us to let go of worries and to truly take the time to appreciate all the joys that life brings. To see the good in all that we are and have around us, liberates us from longing and grounds us with a sense of love and strength. Photography helps remind me to be grateful. To be able to spend my life essentially looking for and capturing the creativity, beauty and love in the world is an amazing gift.

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Please do get in touch if you have an enquiries I would love to chat to you about your event, family, life! :D Simply email me at: tillymayphotography@hotmail.com

Country rambling with little monsters!

Hi there!

So this is my first blog! Im going to keep it fairly simple for today! :D I thought I would start with sharing some photos I took of my beautiful friend Libbles and her two bambino's, Cohen and Marla! I was cat sitting for a friend down in the depths of Devon and Libby and her babes came to do another shoot with me (Part of my 'Super-mumma' project that I will be sharing here soon!) and after much fun and games in the house we thought we would have a little explore outside. Seeing as I still had my 'photographer's head' on (plus I just love photographing little families!) I kept shooting! We made friends with some very friendly horses, splashed about in the estuary and even found some sleepy snails hidden in the walls! It's days like these that make my heart sing and feel so grateful to be able to share these special moments with people; whether they are already my friends, or soon to be friends! :D Xxx

If you would like to book your own little adventure ramble with me, then I would love to hear from you! Simply email me at: tillymayphotography@hotmail.com