About Karen & Ell

So we’ll just mention one thing first off.

We are a mother and daughter team.

This is us!

A little more about us,

Karen (Mother):

People often ask me what is it that makes a perfect picture. “How do you know when to press the shutter?” – I belive it’s a feeling, a moment, however fleeting.
It’s the second that I feel something.
It may be a flicker of light, a tear, a laugh, a smile.
It’s fear and it’s joy.
It’s sadness or excitement.
It’s connection.
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Ell (Daughter):

My love for photography & storytelling probably begins with this: I believe there is a little bit of magic in every love story.

My belief may or may have something to do with this…I have inherited an obsession with collecting ~things~. By things I mean at one stage it was blankets, and then levi jeans, and then plants and so on and so forth. This comes from my dear grandmother which can be both a blessing and a curse (on my finances… don’t worry i’ve got it under control now I think). 

I am intrigued by the idea that each unique piece comes with some sort of a story and I often find myself making up how it has previously fitted into someones life, and then how it will fit into mine. (Just bare with me – this rambling is actually relevant)… 

The thing is, my belief in finding the magic in everyday things is then reflected in my work. You see I am there with you on your wedding day for only a fraction of time but on what will be one of the best days of your life. On your wedding day, I will be surrounded by people, who in their own lives bring with them different stories and experiences and when they all come together, it’s like this incredible organism connected essentially through love, and to me that is sort of magical! 

The best part about my job is that I get to witness that every wedding day and so that’s what drives me; being able to witness that real life magic, and then documenting it for you to keep forever.

let's make magic