I can’t quite believe I’m writing this, but I’ll soon be celebrating the tenth anniversary of Photojos Photography! Yes, I’ve been a professional portrait photographer now for a decade. And those ten years have literally flown by!
You may already know my story. But if not, I setup my photography business after being a midwife here in Liverpool for over twenty years. I must have delivered more than 1000 newborn babies in my time as a midwife!
Truth is, I adored being a midwife and helping to bring so many gorgeous little babies into the world. But the interest I had in photography – actually since I was a teenager – just kept nagging away at me.
So it was ten years ago, in September 2007, that I finally decided to go for it and to start up a portrait photography business of my own!
Starting my portrait photography business
Starting my portrait photography business was the best decision I ever made!
They say time flies when you’re having fun. Well, I have literally loved every minute and yes, the time has flown!
What am I most proud of after ten years of Photojos Photography?
I’ve been lucky enough to have worked for so many lovely clients over the past ten years.
It is no exaggeration to say that I am extremely grateful for all my wonderful clients over the past ten years. Without them (you know who you are!), I wouldn’t be here today celebrating ten years of Photojos Photography.
I am also very proud to have become the preferred portrait photographer for Liverpool-based footballers and celebrities including Wayne and Coleen Rooney (and am unbelievably excited about the news that they are expecting another baby!).
A new custom-designed studio and a growing team!
As my client base has grown, so too has my studio!
I started ten years ago by photographing babies in my client’s homes. Then five years ago setup my very first photography studio in central Liverpool. It was small but perfectly formed, and I loved having a dedicated space where I could do my work and create beautiful portraits for my clients.
I outgrew the studio within a few years though and moved to a larger space two years ago.
The Photojos Photography studio space is my happy place. I have the room I need to create an exceptional client experience and just love going everyday to photograph clients or do my photo editing.
I also welcomed Jan, my assistant, to the Photojos Photography team back in March this year, and this was an exciting turning point in the business.
With her onboard, I have the hands-on support in the studio that I need during photoshoots and she is a great help when it comes to setting up and closing down the studio and managing the day-to-day tasks.
Qualifications & Awards
Thanks to the ongoing support of my trainer and mentor Damian McGillicuddy, in the past ten years I have gained many professional photography qualifications. This has included my Fellowship of the Societies of Wedding & Portrait Photographers, which is actually the highest qualification a professional photographer can achieve.
And I have won a number of international awards including two prestigious ‘Photographer of the Year’ titles. Again, thanks to the guidance and support of Damian who really has challenged and pushed me over the past few years.
These qualifications and awards have been personal highlights, but I believe that they also give my clients the peace of mind that my work is of an extremely high standard. They definitely help me to attract the type of clients who want to invest in high-quality portrait photography.
Another highlight of recent years is that I have had my work featured in many magazines and newspapers and even been on local TV. This has all helped to boost my profile and to attract new clients.
Thank you for your support!
So, I’d love to say a heartfelt thank you to each and every single one of you who has been part of my journey during these past ten years! I really mean it when I say that I am so grateful that you chose me as your portrait photographer.
Ten years on from when I started, I am thrilled to still be capturing your precious family moments in photos. Now, after ten years of Photojos Photography, I’m more experienced than ever and I feel more passionate than ever before about what I do.
Book your portrait session today
So, if you’ve been considering a professional portrait session do get in touch if you’d like to know about my services. I offer newborn, older baby, maternity and artistic family portrait photography, as well as maternity bump casting and hand/body casting.