Recent photo-shoots/general stuff

So recently i left my studio job to focus on my own work from my little home studio.
I’ve had some amazing clients and i feel like I’m finding my niche.

I’ve also been selling vegan, organic & gluten-free cakes to a couple of cafe’s in Yorkshire, my wonderful partner is supporting me to create my own business and i havent ever felt more secure, calm and confident in my life.

I spend my days either in my studio or re-touching my work, baking and my evenings planning my little business and reading poetry.

We’re hoping to save for a little trip to Italy in a couple of months, and soon I’m going to visit my friend who’s undergoing an internship in Majorca, i have so many talented and vibrant women in my life and a man by my side.


Anyway! Below is a snippet from my recent work, the model is Laura Henney who can be found on instagram at @hennny. See the full set, the rest of my shoots over the last couple of months, live videos and offers also in instagram @alicecatherinephotography. You can also find me on


(all images below copyright to Alice Catherine Photography.)



Boss woman

So, I’ve realized i’m great at planning for the short term, there’s a lot to be said for living in the now, yes, but if i want to work for myself i must make a plan.

There’s certain things that university didn’t teach me (i’m thinking of doing a post on this of its own.. another story) things like what its like in the  big, complex world of self employment and taxes.

I want to work for myself, i know that much. I knew this much a few months ago, now i know exactly what i want. And i think i can do it.

I wanted, at first, to run my own studio, maybe live there too, but i don’t want to be a general studio, i want to be a portrait studio. And realistically, i’ll have to already be rolling in it for that to work out as my only income. Then i realised studios arent the only line of work photographers can go into, basically, i want to open a shop/gallery/creative workshop space, selling local artists work, crafts, artwork, photography etc. Display and sell my own work and run workshops and studio sessions. (maybe natural light studio sessions..) I feel this is a way to showcase/delve into my other passions of photography and the creative world. I adore the physical elements of photography much more than constantly sitting on Photoshop, analog, recycled negatives, turning your prints into things other than prints.

Real art. Substance.

That’s what i want to be known for.

I’ve been looking at commercial spaces, gaining a larger library of portraits and getting advice from local businesses etc.


my natural light portrait shoot went so well it’s gathered attention from 5 or so other models who want to work with me, so i’m starting a little portrait business from my home studio, a series of shoots every week, a choice of travel costs covered or a Polaroid for £5 and all images free to use wherever with credit.

Its going really well, i have high hopes for the future 🙂


Portraits for self confidence

Photoshoots to soothe the soul

after a bit of creative block, i invited my friend over for some tea, kitten cuddles and some natural light portraits.

(you can see the full set on instagram @_perfectlycandid)

I love natural light images. these havent been edited apart from light contrast alteration to ensure they’re all evenly lit when seen next to each other. (apart from the back and white one obviously) Scroll to see the images.

I’ve interested a few more girls to have more shoots like this in the coming weeks, it’s a great way to boost confidence and allows you to love your natural beauty.

50mm 1.2, natural light only.

Model: Emily Hannah

Necklace: Agharta Jewellery


Self portrait shoot

I was feeling inspired earlier, partly by the wonderful new pale blonde wig i bought, and ive set up a little daylight studio in the bedroom so i had a mini self portrait shoot.

used a 50mm 1.2 lens, daylight mimic bulbs, i used the awesome app that connects my phone to my camera to get it just right too.

I found this awesome artist too who inspired me to do something like these again, more test shoots with self portraits to come before my proper shoot on the 30th with my lovely model friend Emily

More on IG @_perfectlycandid


Watch this space! 🙂


Steady as she goes

as of January i have a full time job meaning two key things will change in my life:

  1. I will finally be able to save up and move out of my parents house
  2. I’ll be forced to work through my debilitating illness and have my ‘do absolutely nothing/pain day’ much later than i’m currently used to. This isnt a complaint however.

I’m doing so well, that it feels strange and im starting to doubt myself, typical, that i never appreciate my own happiness when im feeling it.

Usually, a few weeks into being single, i’m flying off the handle, not eating, drinking too much, smoking too much, crying in my sleep and making stupid mistakes, but not once have i looked in the mirror and felt doubt or hate nor for myself or the situation i’ve created for  myself, i’m proud of myself and what i’ve accomplished on my own.

If im being honest, im a force to be reckoned with.


synonyms: purist, stickler for perfection.

As its my day off I’m cleaning for My mum, preparing dinner and staring blankly at my photography website nursing a cup of tea and thinking.. everything needs to change. Being like this is a burden sometimes.

Anyway, I’ve vamped it up and it looks better, I’ve made it so i HAVE to update it now and then which makes me feel like it isn’t and doesn’t need to be, ever, finished.

This makes me happy! So, have a look 🙂

P.s, anyone reading this, have you ever hired a market stall for your small business? im thinking of hiring an open market stall for a day, to sell prints, books and frames, and generally promote myself. Let me know 🙂



time spent with friends

During the time spent waiting for my University grades to be released, me and a few of my closest friends house sitted and spent some time with animals, nice food and vodka. Was nice to relax for the final time before leaving education.

I hardly posted while at university, it was all too busy considering i skipped first year, but i graduated with a second class honours degree in commercial photography and, as you know, i’m now working as a retoucher. It all paid off!

As always, more photos here!