I have been an enthusiastic photographer for many years starting with a keen interest in wildlife and travel photography and now photograph alpacas both on farm and at Shows across the UK. I have recently been shortlisted for a national wildlife photographic competition and continue to develop my skills in the areas of digital photography and image editing. I was chosen to photograph the South of England Show (in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and again in 2017), the BAS National in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 (for Alpaca World) and also the British Alpaca Futurity in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Pictures from these events can be seen on this page plus images used as front covers of Alpaca World. We continue to have our photographs featured in alpaca magazines and articles from around the world.
Alpacas are hugely photogenic, but actually quite difficult to photograph well. To get great and interesting photographs of alpacas involves knowledge, technique, equipment and the eye for a stunning image.
I have taken all of the pictures on this website. Some were taken with 35mm film, although now entirely digital (SLR, compact and phone!). If you like them and think I could make your animals stand out from the crowd -contact me and I would be very happy to discuss your requirements. I can also give you a master class here at Spring Farm if you would rather be taught here amongst our super friendly huacaya and suri herd. No experience is necessary although you will need to bring your own camera equipment to really maximise your day!
Starting in 2022, I will be hosting Alpaca Photography Days! These will be one day workshops with unrivalled alpaca photo opportunities. PLUS, we have 110 acres of wildflower meadows, woodland and riverine pasture where it will be possible to photo all manner of flora and fauna. One of our fields boundaries is the Bluebell Railway so unhurried access to steam trains is also on the agenda. Contact me via email for more details.
As an alternative, you may consider renting The Lodge - our luxury holiday let. If you do, bring your camera and either photograph our amazing friendly alpacas whilst staying, or I can teach you how to get the most out of your camera and the practicalities of photographing a completely free roaming alpaca! I would just add that patience is a tool that is very underestimated!