My name is Tarran Patterson and I love photography! I'll get to the serious part in a moment however, here's a little bit about me:
I'm a mum of two, I'm married to a wonderful man (who is also a dab-hand at I.T.) and I'm a self-confessed addict of the Eurovision Song Contest and the beautiful island of Cyprus. I first picked up a camera over 12 years ago when I would follow various rock, punk and metal bands around the UK. Then one day I took my camera to a family wedding, then another, and then was asked if I could shoot a friend's wedding before eventually deciding "yes, I could do this for a job". I signed up for various courses and then registered as self employed.
This year marks my fifth anniversary of professionally shooting people's weddings, families and events. I'm super proud of what I've achieved and I cannot wait to see what's in store for the next five years!
Now for the rest: I am an award-winning and award-nominated photographer based in Hampshire, UK. I am self-taught but achieved a Diploma from the National Photographic Society not long after setting up my business. I have also studied with The Photography Institute and received the most amazing Mentoring from The Guild of Photographers. I study as much as I can, when I can. I always strive to learn new things. I have had photographs published in local publications, football programmes (Reading FC) and newspapers.
Awards and nominations:
The Hampshire Wedding Supplier Awards 2016:
Finalist (Top 3 Photographers in Hampshire)
Wedding Industry Experts Awards 2014:
Winner: Most Popular New Photographer Basingstoke
Winner: Most Popular New Photographer Hampshire
Winner: Top 5 Most Popular New Photographer Hampshire
Winner: Top 10 Most Popular New Photographer Hampshire
Finalist: Top 10 Most Popular New Photographer England 8/10
Finalist: Top 50 Most Popular New Photographer England 8/50
Finalist: Top 100 Most Popular New Photographer Worldwide 27/100
I have worked at many venues both locally in the Home Counties and as far afield as Paphos, Cyprus.
I'm a recommended photographer at Hampshire Court Hotel, Basingstoke.
My photograph was taken by Gareth Patterson.
My Public Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance documents are available upon request.