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Hi! I’m Mikaela. I have both a huge passion for photography AND a strong desire to capture portraits that show people the beautiful humans that they really are. Oh and I LOVE walking in nature every single day, sitting under trees drinking a flask of coffee, meditating and talking to passing squirrels.

Why do I feel so passionately about photographing people?

Years ago my lovely mum dragged a self-conscious 17 year old Mikaela and my little sister to the traditional high street studio in town (it was the 1980s… photo studios were feared for good reason). Mum didn’t get in front of the camera herself because she hated being photographed. All she wanted was some nice photos of her daughters. Mum passed away when she had just turned 58. How much more precious that photo would have been for me and my sister if she had existed in that photo with us.

I  hear this story often… women behind the camera, never in front. One day a loved one, maybe your children, will look for photos of you. What will they find? A couple of low-quality iphone pictures of you (but thousands of themselves and the dog)?

Isn’t it about time YOU existed in photos? Captured as you are now forever… for your children and your grandchildren. And most of all for YOU.

I would love to know a little more about YOU.

Something about my website caught your eye and you stopped by to look around. Which makes me think hmm maybe we are on the same page when it comes to appreciating the art of photographing portraits?

So tell me... What is it you are looking for?

Well, I’m kinda guessing (using all my inner Sherlock powers) that you would like to be photographed?!

When was the last time you had a professional portrait taken? How does the thought of being photographed make you feel? Excited? Or breaking out in a nervous cold sweat!?

For many people, their last professional photos may have been taken at their wedding years ago.  Or maybe you’ve had the classic, awkward, unflattering headshot photo for work? 

If you think you’re not photogenic, believe me… its not you, its them. You just hadn’t yet found the right photographer. So I’m very glad you found me!

Click here to read my clients’ reviews of their photoshoot experience

Contact me as I would love to chat with you, find out more about you, why you are nwo htinking about having a photoshoot,  and answer any questions you may have.

Hope to chat soon!

PS: A little whisper in your ear… I also offer Boudoir Photo Sessions at www.strictlyboudoir.co.uk


PLEASE NOTE: I sold my studio in January 2024 and I am now relocated in Eastbourne, East Sussex. Website will be updated with new photoshoot location details soon!