The journey & the "why?"
I like to share my story of having tripped and fell into photography. I left school with just one GCSE in art, it was the only thing I enjoyed doing - creating. I'd escape to my room and find solace in a sketch book. Little secret though, I'm a really bad drawer.
My mum gave me an ultimatum after spending a year of doing not a lot, whilst all my peers were doing their a-levels. And with that I picked up a college course with photography included. I learnt a lot about myself that year, with photography becoming something new that I really enjoyed.
With the luckiest luck of all, I landed an apprenticeship with a local studio and it all began right there. I was given space by employers to grow as an artist, to learn my skill and at times pushed so far out of my comfort zone. I found a style I adored, I trained in newborn safety and with some of the worlds best artists, all because someone believed that I could.
In 2020 I gave birth to my sweet girl, it wasn't until that year that I really learnt my "why?". The tug became stronger and with many sleepless nights, my soul knew it was time to venture onto my own journey. Motherhood came first all of a sudden and there was a huge paradigm shift in my purpose. It was tough & it was beautiful, I suddenly knew so much more about all of the families I had worked with before.
So Little Lily Photography was born, created in the depths of motherhood with a promise to myself, to allow myself time. Time to be a mum & time to soak up the early years. It also came with a lesson, to show my own daughter that "she can".
And also a promise to my clients, to offer an experience like no other, a place for your child's imagination to run wild and for them to run free, a safe space for the intimate, authentic moments, a hand to hold, a friendly face. If you're looking to remember the little details, you'll find exactly that, right here.