About Me

VanessaI am a freelance photographer and writer based on the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall. Only a few years ago I lived in South West London, immersed in a career in academic publishing, clattering to and from work every day on the grey, screaming trains and hardly looking upwards or outwards. When my husband and I had our two young daughters, we felt the urge to make a life-change, so we packed up our chaotic lives into a van and headed for Cornwall – and here we are.

Lucky enough to be surrounded by such amazing landscapes and seascapes, I have indulged in my passion for photography.  I enjoy portraiture of people and pets, land and seascapes, commercial shoots for local businesses and covering a myriad of events, but it is no secret that my favourite images of all to capture are those of people – the beautiful, wide-open expressions of people, young and old. Every face has a story.

On the writing side, I draw on my fifteen-year career in publishing to write copy, copy-edit and proof-read remotely for publishing companies, local businesses and individuals. I often combine my writing and photography skills to produce words and images for launching or improving marketing campaigns and websites. I also build websites, and so can provide a complete marketing and branding package.

Have a wander around my site – if you like what you see, please get in touch, I’d love to hear from you.

Vanessa