I want to provide people with photographs that preserve the moments and people that they value. Yes, we need to celebrate the major milestones in our life, but life is so precious, every second of it. Every day is your life and should be celebrated and valued.
Hi, I'm Polly. You know I am a photographer, but the fact that you are here makes me think you may like to know a little more about me (that's me in the picture above smiling like a cheshire cat as I was surrounded by 5 of my couples at 1 wedding).
Well, I grew up in London, but met my husband Toby in Cornwall whilst I was at university, and never went back. We live in a little fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall with our son Will, ageing Bullmastiff x Rhodesian Ridgeback called Bear, oh and we now seem to have acquired 2 young seagulls that visit us for breakfast and dinner each day.
As a child I wanted to meet everyone in the world and experience everything life has to offer. I soon realised this was quite a tall order, but my job enables me to work towards my childhood dreams. I get to meet so many amazing people, experience new cultures and the life stories of others, whilst discovering new places too.
People are everything to me. I love to bring them together, make people feel included and witness the joy one person can create in another. It is amazing to capture interaction, emotion, laughter between friends, adoration from parents towards children, affection and banter between couples. Add a good dollop of amazing light into this mix and I am one very happy girl.
I take photographs all the time, always have and hopefully always will. But why do I do it? Well, I have always documented my life though photographs rather than words. I do it to make sense of the world around me, record what I want to share with others, and more recently I realise I do it to acknowledge the wonders of everyday life - connections between people, the beauty in nature and the wonder of architecture and human creations. I show that I value it by recording it and immortalising it.
When I am not photographing other people's lives, I am back in Cornwall with my boys, muddling our way though parenthood and the lessons of life, trying to grow and keep plants alive, catching up with friends and making the most of our amazing beaches and countryside, but still with my camera in hand of course! I love to get my fix of the big city and variety of food, but I equally love the feeling of walking on the moors or beach with the sun on my face and no one around me for miles as it helps me realise just how big this wonderful world of ours is.
I am also very lucky to have an amazing 'family' of photographers both here in the South West and across the world, some of which are the best friends I could ask for. I hope to meet you soon, perhaps over a coffee, glass of wine or a G&T? -GET IN TOUCH
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