I first picked up a camera at the age of 13 and quickly realized I had a natural talent for photography! I studied for my diploma at college and spent hours in the darkroom processing and printing and discovering new techniques. I spent 6 fantastic years in a commercial studio progressing from assistant to studio manager. Within that time I photographed everything from celebrities – Queen, Bob Geldof, Joan Collins, Philip Schofield, and even The Queen to name a few. I covered everything from corporate events, product shots, portraiture and weddings!
Elaine Boles Photography
Over the years, I gained qualifications with the British Institute of Professional Photography and Master Photographers Association and won many awards for my work including a national award with the Guild of Wedding Photographer and a photography trip to Madeira!
My business now is such a varied mix of weddings, family and dog portraits, head shots, personal branding for companies, product shots, parties, school and nursery photography, and just about anything that requires a professional photographer!
Weddings – I love the excitement and emotion of capturing those precious details that make weddings so special and individual, to creating beautiful images of each couple and following events of the day as they start to unfold.
Portraiture – Family portraiture is incredibly important and its a great privilege to be able to capture those special moments in time. Children especially change every year and I love creating natural photography where children can just play and be themselves. It makes every photo session very different!
Photography is not just about pressing a button and recording what is in front of you. It is being able to engage and connect with people; knowing where to find the best light and background, and having an eye for detail and composition. I like people to feel relaxed in front of the camera and enjoy the experience!
I spend a lot of time after the event editing, opening, adjusting and enhancing every image. As a result, I limit the amount of weddings and portrait sessions I do throughout the year. I only like to use the finest products to display my weddings and portraiture. These include Queensberry and Jorgensen albums.
I’m happily married with a fantastic daughter and a very fluffy Persian cat! I love to keep fit and go running, walking and practise yoga. My favourite pastimes are going to the theatre, watching films and socialising – in fact I’m always on the go….! And of course I also love taking photographs!
I want to be able to create imagery that will be remembered forever. Photography is more than a job for me – it is a passion!
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