I’m Petra, your co-creator for your next photoshoot. I’m known for capturing glimpses of inspiration and giving my clients the confidence to shine just as they are. 

Your session – whether it’s maternity, newborn, family photography or a branding shoot for your business – is all about capturing the everyday story that happens in the small moments. I specialise in finding beauty in the ordinary, what I don’t do is intimidating clicking.



“Life is not a matter of milestones, but of moments.” - Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

With each click, I endeavor to record the fleeting details of babyhood, the fun and cheeky stage of childhood and the in-between tender, as well as laughter-filled family moments alongside it.

My focus is on authentic emotion, on the fun, the love but also the wonder – I will never ask you to smile (or worse, say cheese! I’d rather tell you a bad joke!). When you look at your photographs, I want you to remember how that hug with your partner felt, what made you laugh at that time and the fierce love you felt snuggling in with your child. And I want you to be so pleased that I was there to catch it.

As a mum of 3, I know these are the moments that matter.

My style

I have a very natural style, in a letting-the-moment-unfold-kind-of-way but my assistance is always on hand, making the most of our time spent together. Throughout the photoshoot I encourage children and babies to be themselves, letting them be my inspiration behind the captures where their personalities shine through. It is important to me that your children are captured this way because I believe they are perfect just as they are. Whether in my studio, outdoors or in your home, the aim is creating images that you look and feel beautiful in, in a natural, comfortable way.

Doesn’t matter if this is a business shoot or one for family memories, making your photoshoot an enjoyable and relaxing experience is what I do really, really well (there’s hard evidence in testimonials!). I believe that when you hire a photographer, it should be someone who you connect with and feel comfortable with and my hope is that you will see me as a friend through this experience.

I’ll act as an anchor for you during the photoshoot: guiding you, preparing you, delivering for you. I’m certainly known for going to necessary length to deliver the perfect shot. 

Do i sound like your kind of gal?

Few bits about me

I live in Leigh on Sea with my husband and 3 totally amazing little people (who also totally knows how to push my buttons). My family is the biggest inspiration in my life and work. 

I truly love a good story and I fully embody the emotions, so it doesn’t take much to make me cry. And the empath in me is also reflected in the ways I work and connect with my clients.

I’m also an introvert who absolutely gets the uncomfortable feeling of being the centre of attention – or in our case in front of the camera. I promise, I’m really good at making people feel at ease (see my testimonials).

Few of my favourite things...
  • Black coffee (my way). It’s a sacred and mindful time for me, except if I’m rushing in the morning. I have green tea instead.
  • Gardening – I love to potter around, it grounds me and gives me time to tidy up my thoughts.
  • Water – I always lived by lakes and now I live by the sea and absolutely adore it, the sun and the wind (lots of wind).
  • Cooking – I get so bored if eating the same food, so I create a weekly menu. 2 benefits – kids never ask what’s for dinner and I cook what I fancy. The kitchen really is the heart of our home (I just want it brought into this century).
  • Art – any art, I’m a maker. But I especially love how photography and film make me feel. Looking through our photos, I notice that it’s always the subtle detail that takes me back to the moment. But these pictures aren’t just for me, they’ll be part of our family heirloom that I’ll pass onto my children for sure. After all, no one is going to go through my external hard drives to find these memories.
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What does a photograph mean to you?

Even though the digital age made it more accessible to take and store images, for me it’s the printed memories that I get to indulge the most in – there is no better feeling than making time to share and tell stories.