Hi there! I’m Emily, and I have two border collies – Loki (black, white and pointy, constantly hungry) and Journey (red and white with naughty spots, likely to be bouncing with a leaf, or exploding with excitement at having met you).
I’m a dog lover, a photography and editing lover, a writer, a coffee addict and a teacher.
And somehow, I’ve managed to combine all of that into this website – the brainchild of finding incredible joy from inspiring and helping others others to capture memories, stories and moments of their own pets, or of their client’s pets.
Let me tell you a story...
When I was 18 I got a dog of my very own. He became the centre of my universe. He introduced me to agility and dog training. He came everywhere with me. He was my world. Later, I have 2 other dogs along with him, and I watched him become a jolly senior citizen, with more life and joy and gusto than my serious, contemplative border collie. He was with me through university as I studied drama and literature, and again through my Masters of Teaching. Through my first years of teaching in a primary school, moves, relationships and life changes…
But then… A once in a lifetime opportunity came up to move across the world and chase my dreams. Bigger dreams than I’d ever dared to dream. And it meant leaving my old boy in the absolute most loving home with my aunt, but missing the last part of his life.
For 2 years Loki and I travelled through Europe in a small van, and I’ve seen and done so much. I’ve learnt to appreciate the small beautiful moments. I’ve taken thousands of photos of Loki from the north of Sweden all the way through to Croatia and more recently added Journey to our adventure, and together all three of us have travelled, explored, and delighted.
Despite how it might look, I don’t actually love being on the other side of the camera, BUT, these moments with my boys are so indescribably important to me that I make sure I capture them when I can. I cherish these photos the most of any I’ve taken, I think.
Here's what I've learnt...
We don’t get enough time. And we especially don’t get enough time with our dogs, horses, cats… whoever is beside you and makes your soul sing.That’s why I want to make something special with you and your pet. Puppies grow up so fast, and our senior dogs slip away from us before we know it, and life gets so busy in the middle that suddenly we realise we haven’t stopped to just appreciate it all.
So I wanted to help people, whether they were using their phone or their expensive camera. I wanted to inspire them to learn how to take beautiful photos of their pets with simple techniques, and lessons that won’t overwhelm them.
A community of learners...
But more than that… I had a dream of a community, where we would interact and share, give and receive advice, delight in learning and growing as photographers, whether we were there for fun, or to grow a career. I wanted to take everything I had learnt through my teaching degree and my years teaching in schools, and combine pets, photography, and my love of educating.
And here we are, at Inspawration Photography.
So take a moment with me. Tell me how I can help you take better photos, and find your joy in creating.
Ready to chase your joy?
Do you have a question or inquiry? Feel free to get in touch below.