MEET

THE FOUNDER

I have been a professional photographer for more than 15 years and am totally dedicated to sharing, teaching and helping you in your photographic journey.
I created Quiet Landscapes from a passionate belief in the power of quiet and a real love of remote, wild and beautiful landscapes in the UK. In a world that is increasingly noisy, I want you to be able to learn about photography in these quiet, beautiful places. To stand on empty expanses of beaches on the Scottish Islands that I know and love so much is the ultimate way of stepping back from the lives you lead and connecting with your landscape photography. 
 

A few things about me!

I live in Drumnadrochit, on the edge of Loch Ness in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland with my two sons. I just bought my own little cottage on one of the oldest and cutest streets in the village. And recently built a tinyhouse in my garden to allow for space for people wanting to come up to learn photography. I backfilled the trenches for the drains, rebuilt the drystone wall and overhauled my garden myself so it’s definitely a build from the heart. You can see details here

I love the outdoors and surf, SUP, wild swim and walk as much as I possibly can. I’d pretty much try and outdoor activity given the opportunity but watersports are definitely my thing. 

I have just gained my Outdoor swimming Lifeguard Qualification! I am also a qualified first aider.

I travel in my van round the islands on a regular basis and love setting up by remote beaches and living in the landscape.  I have a strong belief in the being outdoors and within nature as a healer. 

INSPIRATIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKER

I am passionate about sharing and inspiring and do this through public speaking
 
SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
Ffordes inspirational talk event 2017
SWPP conference,  London 2017 & 2018
Highland Adventure Fest, Inverness 2019
On Landscape Conference, Cumbria 2018
Camera clubs including Inverness, Forres, Dundee, Nairn, Cromarty
 
PODCASTS
Out of The bubble
The Togcast 

SPEAKING TOPICS

Paying your bills with passion
Navigating health challenges using the outdoors
Mindfulness – how photography supports mental health & well being
Finding your true passion in life
The power of the wild, untouched landscape
A second chance to live the life you deserve.
Revealing ourselves through solo adventure
How I overcame losing everything and battling with chronic illness to
living a healthy, fulfilled lifestyle doing the work I love