Zara Davis Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer
BEAUTIFUL, RELAXED, WARM AND NATURAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE, THE COTSWOLDS, CHELTENHAM, STROUD AND ALL OVER THE UK
Hello and thank you for visiting!
As with a large majority of introverted/arty types, it's so difficult to write something like this! It's the online equivalent of being in a group and having to introduce yourself and say three interesting things - I can't be the only one who hated that?! I'll give it a go though, just for you...
The photography as-a-career-history...
As with most art and creative types, I’ve been into photography since I was very little and was gifted my first camera at the age of 6 and used it to mainly take photos of my dog (little has changed there) and my Sylvanian Families! A hop and a skip through college, then University, I graduated in London with a degree in Photography in 2008. I worked on film sets and TV commercials taking photos for a while and then a school friend asked me to photograph her wedding and I was hooked from then on in! I spent a few years photographing across Southern England before taking a few years' break to focus on family and health. I went right back into Photography after moving to a small village near Stroud in the Cotswolds back in 2016.
A little bio...
I moved around a lot as a kid (and adult) from starting life in Buckinghamshire through to living in Berkshire, Surrey, Devon, central London and now Gloucestershire. I absolutely adored living in London but am now completely converted to the charms of the Cotswolds with its stunning walks and history. I live in a small village just near Stroud with my rescue dog Louis whom I am completely besotted with! I'm always taking photos in my own time - 90% are of Louis!
So why weddings?
It starts from a young age when various family members would send me postcards from beautiful places and I poured over family wedding albums. I was drawn to images and loved looking at the beauty of a place or moment and would then wonder what it was like in real life. I’d spend hours visualizing how the day went, imagining the sights and sounds such as the bells and laughter. I was always drawn to it… so here I am (many) years later and firmly believing I was destined to do this as that is exactly how I want others to feel looking at their own photos – warm, happy and with a fuzzy sentimental feeling!
A little extra about me….
I adore dogs. I have a gorgeous and very energetic Brittany Spaniel called Louis. My love for dogs crosses over into dog memes so if you have a good one, send it along!
I’m a history geek. Wind down time for me is exploring some ancient buildings or watching something on the history channel. The Wars of the Roses and the Tudor period are a few of my favourites out of many.
My favourite movie is Gladiator - again with the history theme!
I did one of those Meyers Briggs personality tests years ago and I’m an INFP. This type value authenticity, empathy, and harmony – things I absolutely try to use in my style of photography and how I work.
Coffee all the way! I'm always partial to a Latte.
I love quirky things and places, such as little shops hidden down old rambling streets full of treasures.
I love the seaside in both Summer & Winter. I particularly love watching waves crashing onto the rocks on a stormy day.
I love a good quote or meme! I even had one of my own creations go semi-viral years ago (ask me when you meet me)
I honestly love it when previous couples send me photos of their images framed and hanging on their walls. My heart goes gooey and you'll make my day.
I couldn't resist!