“Which of my photos is my favourite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
– Imogen Cunningham
I believe in the beauty of this world and the good in people. I believe that kind people do kind things and that everyone can make a difference.
I started Mei Photography back in 2014 and since then, life has changed a lot. I’ve lived in 4 different countries, married my best friend, had two babies and, well, 2020-21 happened… It’s been a rollercoaster!
Nevertheless, I persist! I’m back in Bonnie Scotland and our family has settled for the foreseeable. I am delighted to be returning after maternity leave and can’t wait to move forward in this next part of a wonderful adventure.
I firmly believe that my business should reflect who I am and the things in life which are important to me. Family, friends & the future of our planet all top that list. I’m working on projects which empower women and embrace diversity and collaborations which not only protect but also restore our planet.
It’s an exciting time and I’m so glad you are here for the journey.
Thank you for all your support!
Jo x (Mei Photography)
If you want to learn more about how I got here, please keep reading…
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been in love with capturing those little moments that make us look back and smile. My camera is never far from reach and I’m always on the look out for a chance to click the shutter. I firmly believe that there’s beauty in every moment if you know where to look.
My journey in to photography has been a little unusual. Experimenting, playing, trial and error all played a large part in my evolution as a self-taught photographer. I’ve also completed college night classes, online courses, attended photography conferences and specialist training days with some of my favourite photographers. The truth is, I’m always learning and I love it.
I’ve had the opportunity to work with people from a variety of backgrounds and ages, resulting in a better understanding of how to make people feel happy and comfortable in front of the lens, coaxing even the most camera-shy out of their shells. Years of working with children has given me the skills to keep them entertained during photo sessions. My training in public engagement means I’m happy working with group sizes from 1 to 101.
People often ask me why “Mei”? Well, it’s part of a name that was given to me by my kong kong (what we affectionately called my grandfather from Singapore) and the full name translates as the Chinese plum blossom. It’s celebrated in Chinese culture as a symbol of strength and endurance. I couldn’t think of a better way to start this new adventure.
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