Creative, dyslexic, nature loving
If you are thinking about booking me as your photographer, then you probably want to get to know me a bit better!
I'd describe myself as a pretty nostalgic kind of a person. I love looking over old family photos from my childhood. I think thats one of the reasons why I love being able to tell my couple's stories on their wedding day.
My husband and I were married in St Andrews, back in 2002. We have three kids. Two of whom have turned into teenagers already. That seemed to happen in the blink of an eye!
I'm really passionate about rescuing dogs. This is Polly below (rescued from Croatia), and my husband, Andy. We've also fostered two gorgeous pups from Romania, who are living the best life with their new families, here in Scotland.
Hello, I'm Zöe.
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I like to create all the time! When I am not out and about with my camera, I like to make time to paint and draw. I think its important to find ways to relax, and slow the pace down sometimes.
This is one of the paintings I've made into a greeting card for the couples who book me as their wedding photographer. .
I haven't always been a photographer. I started out from college, supporting people with autism. I dedicated myself to watching, listening, supporting people, always trying to see things from anothers point of view. This desire to please, I think came from living with my autistic brother, needing to be aware of his needs, often before my own.
Back in 2009 (to 2012), I had the chance to volunteer as one of the official photographers at the Big Tent Festival in Falkland, Fife. My goodness, it was such a fun experience, I don't know if any of you managed to go? It was such a fab, laid back festival with music, crafts and eco talks. It really helped me gain experience and confidence ! You can see a blog post about it all HERE. Following that, a couple of friends who were getting married in 2010, asked me to take photos of their big day.. Two weddings, became four .. and at the end of 2010 I embraced what was happening, and launched 'Photos by Zöe'.
I'm dyslexic, and I soon realised that photography also gave me a new way to express myself, in a way that didn't limit me like writing does. It feels liberating, fun, exciting. These experiences lead me to fall in love with photography. Its not necessarily the route I'd recommend for anyone starting out. But, thats my story, and thats how I started! As cheesy as it may sound, I fell in love with photography.
Basically thats where I am at today. Loving what I do, seeing it as an utterly enormous privilege, having the chance to tell your story and to share a little part of your life with you. So that those moments become memories for you to hold onto in the years to come.
Sit back for a moment, and enjoy some moments of calm. These are images I've shot over the course of the last year. Showing all the seasons, along the Riverside, where I live in Newburgh, Fife. Enjoy x