Harriet Buckingham Behind the lens
I started my career as a photographer after taking beautiful pics of my own children whilst on maternity leave from my job in event management. People started to ask me to photograph their children, too, and suddenly a whole new career unfolded.
I’ve always had a passion for photography and an eye for detail and years spent working in a corporate environment mean that while I’m creative, I’m organised and adaptable, too.
In January 2021, after much hard work, I was awarded Licentiateship of the Master Photographer Association (LMPA). Licentiateship of the MPA, is the hardest qualification to achieve within the photographic profession and I could not be prouder of my achievement.
I take pride in the fact that my photo shoots and photography sessions are often described as calm and fun, because I do all the research and preparation beforehand to ensure that every detail has been thought through and all eventualities planned for. Some say I’m unflappable – I say adaptable! Which is just as well, because although I’m based in Orpington near Bromley (close to the Kent and London borders), my photography takes me all over the country and no two days are the same, so I have to be sure I have all my ducks in a row.
Since I started working as a photographer in 2005 I have captured tens of thousands of images for a diverse range of clients. Wedding photography is a particular favourite of mine, but family shoots are where I started and I always find them a lot of fun. I understand that many people are nervous in front of a camera and so I work hard to create a relaxed environment so that everyone comes away happy and loving the results.
What my clients say…
I think the kind words that clients have shared about me speak volumes, and I’m very grateful to those who’ve taken the time to post a review. You can read some of them below – or click on the Facebook icon below to read more.
I was completely blown away by the images Harriet produced – My new website now has some slick, professional images that are already drawing people in to buy.
It was my Mums 70th birthday and I wanted to get her something that she could enjoy every day so booked a bluebell photoshoot. I definitely recommend Harriet, she has produced images that are quite breath-taking.
We have used Harriet for a number of photo shoots and I can highly recommend her services. Her attention to detail is fantastic and she has proven to work flexibility to meet our requirements.
We had the photographs for our website taken by Harriett and we are so pleased with the results. Harriett is very warm, friendly and professional, and had some great ideas.
What can I say, Harriet you are amazing, the photos you took of our family are just fantastic and everyone comments on them when they come over to our house. Thank you!
We had a lovely time with the whole family on a photo shoot in the bluebells. It was a 70th birthday present from my children and we have got a set of beautiful pictures that I treasure. The quality of the prints is amazing, like fine art.