Hello! You seem to have found my website! Whether this was by accident or on purpose, I welcome you to my little bit of cyber space! For this page, it seems logical to write (well, type) a little bit about myself, what I do and how I got to be doing it…
When I finished school at 18, I went to university in Canterbury to study a BSc in Psychology and stayed there to study an MSc in Forensic Psychology. It wasn’t long after I came home to Stoke-on-Trent after graduating that I accidentally became a model and found out it was something I’m really passionate about. So now I do it full time. It’s my only job. I love it.
My dad is a photographer and so I’ve always been in front of a camera but never thought anyone was serious when they said, ‘you should be a model!’ It was on a whim that I made a profile on PurplePort (social media for photographers and models).
I had my first proper shoot on the 23rd January 2015 with Kevin Sheldon (an amazing photographer and someone I now class as a good friend). I loved it so much and I couldn’t wait for my next shoot. The passion just grew from there. After doing a handful of shoots and learning a little about what I was expected to do, I realised I had found something I loved doing, was naturally good at… And that it could be my job! Nine months later, I was a full time model, loving my life and excited for the future.
I’ve had the opportunity to travel around England and occasionally, Europe doing a job that I love. I use my website to talk about the shoots I’ve done, and the places I’ve visited and a little bit about my life in general. So I guess that makes me a bit of a blogger too. I enjoy trying to share my passion for my work with other people!
A Little About Me:
Compassionate Living: In March 2014 I became a vegan. I’ve always loved animals, but making the decision to become a vegan changed my life. I can’t claim to love animals if I exploit them by eating them and the things they produce. It’s that simple for me.
Family: I have a pet rabbit called Yorick and a kitten called MJ. Yorick is my best friend in the whole world.
Hobbies: I consider myself a very creative individual and that is reflected in the things I spend my time doing. Photography, creative writing, drawing, making things, yoga, playing ukulele (and singing, badly), crocheting, colouring-in, moving the furniture around in my house, listening to music, reading, dressing up, cooking, baking, exploring outside…
Personality: I’m a fun person to be around. I like to laugh and have fun and spend time doing things I love. Life is just too short to do anything else. I’m a good friend and a good listener. I always try to make time for people if they need me.
The first photograph I chosen to upload when I created this site and this page is from my first ever shoot. The photographer was Kevin Sheldon aka ‘Shelly’. If he hadn’t seen my profile on PurplePort and decided to give me a chance, I might never have had the opportunity to become the model I am today. So thank you.
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