I'm Victoria Tetley, a full time professional portrait, editorial, PR and commercial photographer based in Liverpool, Merseyside. I'm originally from Scarborough but have lived in the North West for over 20 years and really love it here.
During the week, and often the weekend too, you’ll find me working as a PR and commercial photographer in Liverpool and the North West. I'm also an editorial photographer and take photos for company magazines as well as popular women’s magazines which focus on often sensitive stories and need a female photographer to photograph them. A professional photographer for over 19 years, my background is in press photography, originally having trained on the Chester Chronicle and then spending over 8 years there before setting up my own business in 2009. I then continued to freelance as a press photographer on the Liverpool Echo for many years alongside my PR and commercial work.
Weekends are devoted to my favourite subjects to photograph: babies, children, families and couples. I love my portrait sessions and always have an enjoyable time with the families and I hope this shows through in my photos. Being a mum to three year-old twins myself I now fully appreciate the importance of good family photographs and have been busying myself photographing them at every stage!
My biggest photographic inspiration by far has been Elliott Erwitt - I've always loved his ability to inject humour into his photography. Without doubt, he’s inspired my press work and he’s inspired my portraits. I also appreciate the work of Vivien Maier amongst many other photographers past and present. Although all of my pictures are edited in colour, I do have a particular passion for black and white photographs, there is nothing quite so stylish as a framed black and white print!
I should mention lastly that I did go through a phase of entering competitions a few years ago to see how I got on and as a result I'm a three-times finalist in Professional Photographer Magazine’s Professional Photographer of the Year Awards. To beat 500 other entries from all over the world in each of my categories was a huge achievement for me and gave me the confidence to know that I was on the right track.
I look forward to hearing from you!