About me

This is me, Paula

Wife, mum of two, Photography Institute graduate, light chaser, story-teller. Photographer of genuine moments, natural expressions and real emotions.

Originally from London, I live in Epsom, Surrey with my husband, two kids and cat, Trixie.

“We had the best experience with Paula. She was so friendly which put us at ease for the photoshoot. We are delighted with the photos she took and plan to use her again. Thanks so much Paula!”
(Facebook review)

My Story

I’d had an interest in photography for years. I had been inspired through working with photographers in my previous marketing roles – but got really motivated to learn once I’d had children.

Being a mum meant the world to me. I had a DSLR camera but didn’t know how to use it properly – I wanted to be able to record the precious moments in my children’s life and revisit them over and over and wanted to remember them as beautifully as they’d felt to me when they actually happened.

So, I studied with the Photography Institute and I practiced; first on my family, then my friends, then other families and then strangers and I honed my technique and kept on practicing and eventually I got really good at capturing natural shots of people.

But I didn’t stop there. I was constantly looking to improve and took part in a photography 365 daily project for a couple of years. Formed in 2014, Paula Deegan Photography came about organically after people started noticing my skill and then asking me to photograph them.

To this day, I still love photographing people and I continuously strive to improve. I love being part of helping you remember your family’s milestones and creating beautiful, emotive images using light, raw emotion and movement to inspire them.

So if you’re looking for a photographer who will go the extra mile to capture something unique & special for you to savour for years to come - then look no further, you’ve found her.

My Approach

It’s all about YOU! I’m focused on making your experience as stress-free and enjoyable as possible and achieving images in which you feel happy and at ease!

1. Firstly, my photo sessions are super-relaxed and friendly.

2. The preparation, lead-up and the photo shoot itself is a partnership between you and me. I listen to your goals and reservations and walk you through the best way to prepare for your shoot and how to get the best out of it!

3. I make everything as easy as possible for you – I offer guidance on what to wear, shoot location, tips on getting the kids to cooperate during the session (if your kids are involved) and offer both digital files, cropped to size in various resolutions, plus a range of stunning, high quality gallery framed prints & wall galleries to fit different sizes spaces.

4. I am not a clock-watcher but I am time sensitive. I appreciate that you might have to rush off after the session; that your kids have a time limit when it comes to having their photo taken or that you might need your headshots before the end of the week!

5. My photoshoots are a process; there’s a warm-up period where we get used to one another and try a few different ideas and angles. With headshots I will show you the back of the camera from time-to-time to make sure you’re happy with the direction I’m taking and we can make adjustments along the way.

6. Once we get going, I take lots of photos so you’ll have plenty to choose from!

A bit more about me…

Paula Deegan Photography

07908 656 840paula@pauladeegan.co.uk
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