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Me

I grew up in Southern England. My hobbies are all 'hands-on'.. I sew, crochet, garden and upcycle. I've got a young family (including a spaniel) - we love to walk for miles in the country spotting the wildlife. I am incredibly sentimental, way too emotional and love deeply. I consider my work to be passionate, moody and film-like, if there's movement - bonus! My work mantra is 'keep it real' - I search all day for the best moments happening on their own.

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Work

I became interested in photography quite early, using film SLR cameras to photograph whatever I could find in the garden. In 2003 my artistic learning started when I studied Photography at Farnborough Sixth Form College, and then onto the Open College of the Arts (accredited by UCA) in 2011 in-between work experience and family life. Having children really opened my eyes to life’s little moments; how important they feel and how quickly they seem to pass by. I began photographing weddings for friends and family, and In 2015 (from rather humble beginnings) I opened my photography business after Explore Enterprise with the Prince's Trust. My work has been featured in a few magazines including Norfolk Brides, Photography Monthly, ON:Yorkshire and The World of Photography. There are plenty of opportunities and goals for future work too.

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Home

I moved to Kings Lynn, Norfolk in 2014 after many years visiting. I love this place - It has the perfect balance of town convenience and wild countryside with an abundance of incredible creatures and stunning views, not to mention the spectacular view into the night sky with low 'light pollution'. The beaches are close by as well, and I love to use them for work (and play)! I've travelled up and down the UK for work, as well as people coming to me from overseas (WOW).

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Expertise

I call myself a portrait and wedding photographer first, but each time I try to give myself a category I fail. For example; I love to work with families... or expectant families.. maternity.. and new babies! Oh... I'd LOVE to photograph a birth. And don't shy away from the most beautiful things that you want to remember, like breastfeeding your baby. The same thought process happens for portraits and couples, I could go on for days.

So, basically, I simply love to work with people.

Well... And animals.


 

Achievements

Muddy Stilettos Awards - Norfolk Finalist 2018
Photographers Keeping It Real - Winter 2019 Winner


For published work, click here

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Ethics

As my business began to take off in 2017 I naturally started to think about the impact it would have. I was driving a LOT. Deliveries weren’t as sustainable as they could be. And I’m using loads more energy at home.

So… one thing at a time. I started to use Wooden Banana packaging. It’s stunning! But when it’s primary function is over, if people don’t want to keep hold of it, it can be composted - same as the silk ribbons, seeded papers and other decorations. (more here). But what I love about it is, for every order I place, a tree is planted. It Makes sense to replace what we use!

I then bought a gorgeous bicycle for my 31st Birthday, and cycle to local meetings, or use trains that are already running instead of adding to emissions by using the car. The (eventual) goal is to change cars. Baby steps!

Next, I joined Bulb energy - 100% renewable electricity from solar, wind & hydro sources now powers my home and office.

In Autumn 2019 I also became aware of Offset Earth, and immediately regstered. After inputting the details of my business size they suggested I donate a small amount to plant 12 trees a month - that’s enough to remove 1.17 tonnes of carbon from our atmosphere! It also means that for every wedding I shoot, there are a handful of trees being planted. Keep up to date with the forest at offset.earth/estherwildphotographer

I altered my terms in 2019, to include an Ethos section. This states that I can refuse to take part in anything directly harmful to the local environment, nearby farm land, the oceans and beyond - such as balloon or lantern releases, or throwing of plastic confetti. I also only use special effects that do no harm and create the smallest amount of waste, and always dispose of them myself in a safe way.

I know there are many more things I can do to not only make this business carbon neutral, but be carbon POSITIVE! So stay tuned…

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CONTACT DETAILS

e-mail hello@estherwild.com
call/text/whatsapp 07487 854147.