I've always believed in 'giving back', 'paying it forward' whenever & wherever I am able to.  Life experience has taught me well: good, bad & down-right ugly.  It's so important for us all when opportunity arises, however short or fleeting to document & record our stories photographically: it's essential for our wellbeing, for our recovery, for our history, for OUR PERSONAL STORY, our healing, & our legacy for those we leave behind. 

Get in front of the camera & document YOUR STORY -  make every moment count! 

 There are three charities that are particularly close to my heart & I choose, when & where I am able to to give my time &  my services free of charge.

Here's a little more information about them all with external links to their respective websites. 

Butterly Wishes Network - Approved Photographer


The Butterfly Wishes Network is a not-for-profit organisation made up of UK-based professional photographers who would like to offer their services free of charge to families of children with life-shortening conditions.


Butterfly Wishes Network aims to find a photographer who will donate their time &  services to those who need them most. These photographers provide a free session &  a minimum of 10 digital images for the family to have, license free.

Contact:  team@butterflywishesnetwork.org

Remember My Baby

'Remember My Baby' are a UK based registered charity who have professional photographers volunteering their photography services for the benefit of UK parents losing their baby before, during or shortly after birth.


Remember My Baby's goal  is to offer a service of baby remembrance photography to all parents suffering the loss of their baby in every hospital &  birth centre across the UK.


Remember My Baby is a UK registered charity whose professional volunteer photographers visit families who may be experiencing the loss of their baby before, during or shortly after birth.

When a family loses a lifetime’s potential for capturing milestones as their child grows, they will capture a precious baby with parents, siblings & extended family for free. Each family will receive a ‘free gift’ of high resolution digital images with a copyright licence to print for their own personal, non-commercial use.

Remember My Baby is recruiting professional photographers & NHS Trusts now. If you are a skilled or professional photographer who is interested in applying to volunteer for them, please click here to find out more information about becoming a Remember My Baby volunteer Photographer.

Alternatively, if you are an NHS Trust &  you would like to know more about Remember My Baby's service &  how to introduce the service into your maternity hospital or birth centre please email info@remembermybaby.org.uk


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Tommy's funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth & premature birth, &  provides pregnancy health information to parents.  Tommys believe it is unacceptable that one in four women lose a baby during pregnancy &  birth.  Tommys want every parent to have the best possible pregnancy outcomes &  to take home happy, healthy babies.

Visit Tommy's

I also give Fine Art Photography talks to Camera Clubs across the North East & am an appointed Judge for the Northern Counties Photographic Federation.

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