(I don't usually take photographs en pointe, promise)
I'm a professional photographer and videographer, based between London and Yorkshire. I specialise in dance, portrait and personal branding photography.
I strive to create images with authenticity and humour; images that you will cherish for years to come.
I grew up in a society that told me I wasn't enough. A society told me I should look a certain way, act a certain way, be a certain way.
As I got older, I looked for healthier messaging, more peaceful ways of living. Everything in moderation (including moderation).
Being a photographer is a privilege and a responsibility. I celebrate each client as a individual. There is only one you, after all.
The world needs that special gift that only you have - Marie Forleo
WHY WORK WITH ME
My approach is supportive and down-to-earth. If you're slightly nervous about the shot, I get it! I'm here to support you every step of the way.
For me, the shoot experience is just as important as the final images. If you're relaxed during the shoot, this will show in your images.
Most of all, I love working with people.
Over the years, I've made content for Channel 4, Studio Wayne McGregor, Galen Hooks, Sky and Discovery International. Have a nosey at some of my dance & aerial photography and portrait & family photography.
Fan of moving image? Watch my films here.
With a background in Civil Engineering, I am also highly technical and love equipment. Find out more here.
Karen Estabrook, Dance Teacher
Grace has a meticulous 'dancer's eye' for line and movement.
Her creativity and artistry makes her the perfect individual to capture dance visually.
She brilliantly relays the expression, mood and energy of my dancers and translates my choreography onto film superbly!
With Grace behind the lens, she makes everyone feel at ease.
She is a truly wonderful individual to work with. She always exudes professionalism and passion for her craft.
Valerie Mae Brown, Artistic Director
"The video so perfectly captured our company's spirit, and the talent of our dancers.
I noticed a distinct increase in both calls and emails coming from users who visited the site, and many even mentioned how fabulous the video is.
Her familiarity with proper dance placement and excellent musicality meant that I didn't have to spend one second micro-managing the project.
The dancers absolutely loved having her there, because she made them all look fabulous.
I cannot speak highly enough of Grace, and her work."
Lucie Rayner, Physiotherapist
"I used Grace Pictures to make a short film for my updated website. I had some ideas on how I wanted the film to look and Grace quickly understood my concept and was able add her own ideas.
Grace made the filming easy, relaxed and organised despite working in a confined space with challenging lighting.
She kept me updated throughout the editing process and was open to feedback and alterations to the initial draft.
I am very happy with the finished product and would not hesitate to recommend Grace for similar projects."