Hi there, I’m Gemma (not Romy....I explain below) and thank you for looking at my site...I hope you enjoy looking around and more importantly I hope I get to say HI to you soon!
So the Romy Lawrence thing....my children are called Romy and Lawrence, (I actually now have a Henry too...whoops) they have inspired me so much and have completely enriched mine and my husbands life. It only seemed fitting to name my business after them, especially as they have to endure me endlessly pointing my camera at them.
Photography has been a lifelong love of mine and I like to think this is reflected in my work. For as long as I can remember, I have been obsessed with photographs, and not just taking them. One of my favourite things to do is sit at my Mum’s house and leaf through all the gorgeous albums she put together of my brothers and I as we were growing up. It’s so heart-warming and the pictures tell such a beautiful story.
Since studying at University and gaining a 1st class mark for my final Photography Exhibition, I joined the corporate world - working long hours and leaving my creative side behind. I always felt a big part of me was missing. It was only when I had my own children that I picked up my camera again, wanting to create for them what my Mum created for us. It's now something I want to do for the rest of my working life, I adore my job and I am constantly striving to be the best I can possibly be. The business has been such a success and has gone from strength to strength, I feel truly blessed.
I absolutely love capturing couples, children and families in an honest, natural and atmospheric way. My style is artistic, emotive, soft, warm and romantic and most often described by my clients as magical. I adore working with natural light, my favourite kind of light is what we photographers call the 'golden hour' the short time just as the sun is setting and if I can get away with it I would do all of my shoots at this time of day...you can't beat it.
The most common feedback I get is how at ease I make people feel, I like to think I'm a warm kind-hearted and fun person.
I know how precious photographs of your own events, children and family are and my objective is to capture them just the way you feel and see them.
I can't wait to hear from you!