Hello, my name is Wendy Hodgson, I am a north east based photographer. I originally found my love for photography when I was 11 years old and studied it at school. I started at the very basics using film and a manual camera. I loved every aspect of photography and the creative freedom that came with it. I found the technical side very easy to pick up and was soon able to develop films and my own photographs. As I got older I drifted away from photography and it was not until I had my first beautiful son at the age of 18 that I began to get more interested in photography. Capturing all those precious memories brought back my passion and love for photography, I went on to have 2 more beautiful boys and decided it was time I took my passion further. Being a stay at home mum I started my journey with a short digital photography course through the open university. This was the first time that I had used digital photography and I was amazed at what I was able to produce. I decided that I wanted to make a career out of my talent and passion so decided it was time I got serious about it. I then enrolled at college and started my 2-year course gaining me a level 3 extended diploma in photography. During my time at college I completed various shoots gaining experience with each one. I completed the course with distinctions in every unit but still I felt I had more to learn. At this point I was still lost, I didn’t know what kind of photographer I wanted to be, I applied at university and was thrilled to be accepted at CCAD Hartlepool (Cleveland college of art and design). Completing different assignments and finding my own commissions It was during my studies here that I discovered I wanted to be a commercial photographer. Juggling 3 children, full time education, work experience and commissions was certainly a test of my time management but I feel this has all helped me to enhance my abilities to organize my workload and stick to strict deadlines.
I am primarily a commercial photographer covering anything from studio to location shoots, family portraits to fashion, weddings and events to still life and E-commerce. I love being behind the camera and provide high quality images for any assignment I complete. If you would like more information about myself or the services I provide please do not hesitate to get in contact, details can be found in the ‘contact’ section