Hello! My name is Kate Kirkby and I live in Ashley Down, Bristol, UK with my husband and our two young sons. Photography has always been a passion of mine. I was given my first camera at the age of seven and one of my earliest memories is looking at my Grandad's camera collection and being fascinated by all the twiddly little knobs and buttons. I also followed in my Grandad's footsteps by studying engineering at university but after having my first son the thought of going back to an office job did not appeal, and photography beckoned.
I had always been slightly nervous about making my passion my job. I didn't want photography to become just 'work' but having children put a new perspective on things. I wanted a flexible job that would allow me to spend as much time as possible with my children. As a new Mum I couldn’t prioritise picking up my camera for my own enjoyment, so making a career of photography has given me the perfect excuse to do what I love.
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