I’d been interested in photography for a long time before I studied it. Early in my career, I’d worked in marketing roles where I got to work with some pretty interesting photographers. Watching them in action really inspired me but I got really motivated to learn when I had children. Being a mum meant the world to me. I had a DSLR camera but I didn’t how to use it properly – I wanted to be able to record the precious moments in my children’s life and then revisit them over and over and I wanted to remember them as beautifully as they’d felt to me when they actually happened. And to add my own creative element to them.
So, I studied with the Photography Institute and then I practiced; first on family, then on my friends, the on other families and on strangers and I honed my technique. I kept practicing and eventually I got really good at capturing well-timed shots of people.
Finding my Style
But I didn’t stop there. I was constantly looking to improve and took part in a daily 365 photo project for a couple of years where I developed my own style. Formed in 2014, Paula Deegan Photography came about organically after people started noticing my skill and then asking me to take photos for them too.
To this day I still love photographing people and I still continuously strive to grow as a photographer. I often take classes, try new techniques, learn about other artists and visit galleries (Covid allowing). I love being able to use this knowledge and passion to create beautiful, emotive images of your family using light, raw emotion and movement to inspire them.
Why choose me?
So, if you’re looking for a photographer who is passionate about telling your story and who will go the extra mile to capture something unique & special for you - then look no further.