A WAY OF LIFEMy inherited passion for photography came from my father. His darkroom and place to escape resided in a large shed at the bottom of our garden. As a small child I remember vividly holding up the little film squares to the light, gazing at all the people and places he had photographed. The colours, dusty albums and smell of old film is an emotive connection to him and one that will stay with me for life.
It wasn’t until I had children of my own that I experienced just how quickly they change and grow did I feel I had the experience necessary to follow in my fathers footsteps.
Photography is a way of life for me. Capturing other peoples lives and documenting the ever changing world around us. I have a great and genuine interest in people and with this and my own life experiences I produce work that evokes emotion. I spend time getting to know people, understanding them, finding out what they want from their photographs, capturing them in their natural emotive state.
I know if you are reading this and are enjoying the work that is here that you have found yourself in the right place. Choosing the right style for you is so important. Selecting the right photographer as a person, even more so! The camera is a tool, the right photographer behind the camera can make the magic happen and this is what I set out to do with every ounce of skill, imagination and creativity that I have. I naturally help people feel at ease and bring out their very best. Being photographed should feel like a pleasure and ever so slightly indulgent experience!
WEDDINGSI offer a bespoke package. A full day of coverage documenting your wedding day in an unobtrusive and mindful manner. I will blend effortlessly with your guests and will be busy capturing the details, moments and emotions that are the story of your individual day. This will allow you the freedom and confidence to enjoy every second celebrating with your family and friends.
This package is an investment. It includes a stunning album which I believe is a must have. It is crucial to get in contact as early as possible. Once your venue is secured give me a call, send me a message and we can talk about your plans.
Complimentary to your bespoke package is a pre-wedding shoot. It is one of my all time favourite things to photograph. This is the moment to get creative and allow your personalities to shine right through!
CHILDHOOD PORTRAITSI am ever grateful for the love and experience motherhood has given me. I understand what it is to be a parent and have the patience and skills to photograph children in a really unique way.
As a champion of natural light I love to photograph children outdoors. On location, using the beauty that nature surrounds us with. Children love to be outdoors too, regardless of the British weather they are always keen to get their wellies on!
Shropshire is and always has been home to me. It is so fortunate to live in such a beautiful County. There are many wonderful locations and I love to scout for new ones.
Children’s portrait sessions require a certain level of investment, time wise and financially. It is a very special and will be one of the best investments you ever made. One for keeps.
In the Summer of 2016 I teamed up with Floodgate Films to tell you the story behind my photography. Here is the documentary in beautiful cinematic style. [video width="960" height="540"...read more
Motherhood is an art form in itself. The most precious of all professions. There are hundreds of theories on how to raise your children. Once you have children, there are just two things you need to do: to love and to nuture. The rest of the time you will feel like...read more
"If you want to learn what someone fears losing, watch what they photograph" My first born arrived on a Friday teatime in a small terraced house on my much loved leather sofa. My first thoughts were for a cup of tea and the need to go and be completely on my own for...read more
I am a wedding and family lifestyle photographer based in Shropshire. My work reflects my genuine interest in people and love of the natural environment, including the fairly unpredictable weather! I will happily travel beyond the borders to photograph moments that are yours. I would love to hear from you if you are looking for a professional who believes in quality and producing work to the highest standard. If you are planning your wedding in 2018 and looking for a photographer do get in contact. I will help your family feel at ease in front of the camera and give you photographic memories that will last a lifetime. Getting in contact has never been easier and more information is just a phone call away.
Shropshire Photographer – Photographing life and love
www.victoriamacken.co.uk | 01743 761339 | 07989 177 618