Tiny Feet has been running for over four years now. However my journey into photography began over eight years ago, underwater!
Lots of my clients ask me how I became a baby photographer. Well my background is definitely babies, I worked with them for years. But my photography career didn’t start until much later.
Waaaaay back when I was in my twenties, I decided to go traveling. I’d had a love for the ocean since I was a little girl but up until then I’d never done any diving. I’d only ever snorkelled. So while I was in Fiji I signed up to do my Open Water Course and by the time I’d finished my first dive, I was hooked.
Fast foward a year and I’d completed my PADI instructor course with a job lined up with Scubafish. It was while working there that I really started to pay attention to the images being created by my colleagues. I was totally blown away with how beautiful all the intricacies of the reef could be captured. From the tiniest of little creatures, the swaying colourful corals right up to the ocean giants, they were amazing!
This was something I really wanted to be able to do. So I bought a camera and underwater housing and spent my dives practicing. I discovered a talent I didn’t know I had and went on to eventually manage Liquid Lense, an underwater digital imaging academy.
When I returned to the UK, continuing a career in photography was the obvious choice for me. However there isn’t much call for underwater photographers in the north of Scotland! So it made total sense to go back to what I knew best and have tiny little babies as my muse.
The rest as they say, is history.
I loved my job under the ocean very much and I still miss it today. My love for the ocean if anything is only getting stronger. But I truly adore running Tiny Feet and since moving home I’ve never looked back.
So for now, this is where I’ll be, doing a job that I love. I can’t really ask for more than that.
Here are some of my favourite images from my life as an underwater photographer.