Elliot Photography - About me - Hollie Elliot Crabtree
I am a working mummy with 4 scrumptious children which has helped so much with working with newborns and children! I absolutely love my job and take great pride in capturing unique and unforgettable moments : ).
Living in the beautiful countryside between Otley & Harrogate in North Yorkshire on a sheep farm means any spare time I have I photograph the beautiful landscape and animals around us and of course my 4 kids who have their whole life captured on camera!
Living on the farm and being around country folk, farmers and knowing the countryside has been great practice for all my country weddings I have had the pleasure of photographing, if you are having a country wedding I am the girl for you!
I cover many types of photography including, Newborns, Babies, pregnancy, children, families, pets, commercial & product! I have a huge portfolio which can be viewed in the galleries.
My love affair with photography began many years ago, looking through pictures which my grandfather had taken over a period of 50 years. When I subsequently began life as a student at Northumbria university it was my grandfather who taught me the basic skills of photography, from composing a picture through all the technical knowledge needed to operate a pre-digital camera as well as the tricks of the trade that helped to capture an image that would stand the test of time. This was when I realised I had a real passion for photography and that it was something I would like to pursue as a career.
In my teenage years after I won a local newspaper photography competition I began to sell landscapes in local art galleries, which helped me to hone my skills and gained me a reputation for photography in the area. Next I moved into wedding photography and trained with other professional photographers to gain a practical understanding of how to get the most from a photoshoot and the demands of photographing a full wedding day. I learned that it is not simply an ability to take good photographs that's required, but the ability to control groups and ensure that one of the most important days in the life of the couple are captured in the way they'd want to remember them.
My philosophy is that anyone can take a picture, but the more experience you have the easier it is to capture those memories that will vanish a moment later. "Memories will fade with time, but a picture can be viewed for ever."
|Address||Elliot Photography - Saltersgate
High Snowden, near Otley