BEHIND THE CAMERA
I'm Sally, and I'm a creative wedding photographer covering North Yorkshire, the entire UK and beyond. I have a degree in Fine Art and a Masters in Journalism; I worked on a paper and on the radio for a while before going full time as a photographer in 2013. I love capturing weddings and working with families that are full of heart and soul - I search for real moments over staged pictures, and I love meeting new people and visiting new places.
I've always been incredibly sentimental and it's a huge part of what lead me to photography - I have a strong impulse to create something to tell stories and help remember.
I've always loved looking back through family photo albums, and I've always had an urge to collect and archive memories. Growing up my room was filled with and covered in tickets, photos, postcards, pages torn from magazines, quotes and articles I liked, doodles and other ephermia.. Even now I find myself subconsciously archiving memories and little things that 'mean something', and often find myself browsing back through it.
I remember being vaguely interested in photography when I was younger but never thought much of it, it was only when I bought a DSLR with the last £200 of my student loan in uni that I started feeling a pull to learn and do more with a camera. I started keeping a blog and very gradually people started asking me if they could buy prints or if I'd take photographs for them. It became a sideline project of mine while I was in uni, then a small business, and a few years down the line I went full time. I now work from an office at home, powered by coffee and music; usually eating more than my fair share of the biscuits in the cupboard.
On days off I love to get outdoors and into the countryside, spend time cooking at home, going to festivals and watching live music, taking personal photos and making albums, making playlists and binge-watching Netflix.
I am, therefore I Instagram.
You can find my personal account at @sallythurrell and work account @sallytphotography