Gemma has been a portrait photographer working in and around Salisbury since 2010. In the last ten years she has had the pleasure of meeting and photographing many of Salisbury's families in different stages of their lives, right through from maternity bumps, crawlers, walkers, to siblings, grandparents, pets and everywhere in between. It is a great privilege to be asked back year after year to document the growing families and create portraits for future generations to remember and enjoy.
Professionally she has achieved a Licentiateship with the Master Photographer's Association, one of the industry's most recognised and respected institutions for professional photographers. She has also achieved several accolades for her work: awards both for her photographic skill and also for her contribution to community. All of which she is extremely proud of.
2019 Child Portraiture, Professional Photo Photographer of the Year Award
2018 Master Photographers Association Shortlist - Children
2018 Wiltshire Life Arts & Culture Runner-Up
2015 Wiltshire Life Photographer of the Year
2013/14 Master Photographers Association 'David Mathias Portrait Award' Winner
2013 Women Inspiring Women 'Inspirational Woman' Award Winner
Gemma is passionate about giving back to the community which has given her so much. She runs a charitable venture offering sensitive portraiture to ladies who have undergone breast cancer treatment, photographed a firefighter's calendar for The Stars Appeal in 2017 (a highlight of her career so far!) and is thrilled to now be able to add to these with the Children of Salisbury project, inspired by an idea originally set up by Richard Bradbury with his Children of London work. She hopes to raise thousands of pounds for the vital work that The Stars Appeal Hospital Heroes campaign is doing to support those affected by the Coronavirus and also for Action for Children who are running a crisis campaign for vulnerable and excluded children affected during these unprecedented times.
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