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Pam is a Yorkshire lass based in Newcastle upon Tyne, where she lives with her 2 young boys and Labrador puppy …. who all prove to be very (un!)willing models!!  A professional lifestyle photographer,  Pam commented “I love my job, working outdoors in the wonderful surroundings of the North East.  Capturing children and families having fun, produces natural portraits which hopefully the families will treasure for years to come.  Being part of the Click Collective is such an important part of my life, the girls are there to offer help and support 24/7 …. literally!!”            www.pamhordonphotography.com

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Claire is a successful photographer specializing in weddings and lifestyle portaiture. She loves travel, particularly if it involves NYC or Italy and uses them as inspiration for her fine art photographs.  Based in Cheshire, Claire is booked for weddings all over the UK and abroad. Her photographic style is unique and individual and her work has been featured on many top wedding and lifestyle blogs.  Anything vintage, sparkly and turquoise captures Claire’s interest along with David Tennant, coffee and of course, The Click Collective, of which Claire is a founding member. Claire has always enjoyed the group get togethers where she can catch up with fellow CC girls, indulge her love of wine and talk about polaroids.  She lives with her husband and cats near the Welsh border.   www.clairepennphotography.com

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Aly Linaker feels something is missing if she leaves home without her camera – you just never know when you might be inspired and ‘see the moment ‘ wherever, whatever that  may be, could be the  patterns, colours, detail, line  or light that catches her eye. She also loves telling stories in photos  as the visual back up to her verbal stories – and she always has one of those -  as anybody who knows her  will tell you !   She thinks her obsessions are with trees, clouds and peeling paint!    She loved her film SLR for 25+years but is relatively new to DSLR buying her first camera in 2010.  It is said it takes at least 10,000 hours of practise to become an expert – and we really never stop learning – so it’s going to be a long journey, and from the moment the Click Collective was formed this group of women with the common bond of their love for photography have been a great source of support, chat, laughter and general  chaos  –  she is  enjoying the  journey and thinks it will continue to be fun.

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First picking up a camera when she was 8, Lisa loved taking pictures of everyday life as the unobtrusive onlooker, capturing the people around her at their most natural. It wasn’t until 20 years later that she turned to photography more seriously and traded her favourite film point and shoot for her first digital SLR and, in her words, “made that jump from happy snapper to serious photography”. Her passion is people and places with her landscapes being described as “thoughtful”, “serene” and “calm” and when it comes to people, her style, she says, is “relaxed and natural portraiture with a hint of reportage.” A self-professed computer geek, Lisa spends her working week with different customers across many industries implementing a set of well-known software applications before heading home to her long-term partner and the perfect coffee he makes. Weekends provides her with the time to let her camera-side out and explore. www.leafturner.com/blog

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Mandy owns a vintage china hire and event styling company, Saddleworth Shindigs, her first love is her husband, Chris, who is a constant source of support and who bought her, her first Canon SLR.  There is nothing Mandy loves better than styling a set for a wedding, photoshoot or product shots,  but her real love for photography is inspired by nature.  She feels honoured to be part of this special group of talented ladies who are always readily available to offer their support or  advice. saddleworthshindigs.co.uk

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Sam runs a successful photography business based in the West Midlands where she lives with her Husband, 3 children & her dog…who ALL refuse to let her photograph them anymore!  She discovered photography at an early age when her Grandad, who photographed weddings in his spare time, gave her a Pentax 35mm film camera at the age of 12.  She went on to study photography at school & college but it was 17 years later that she finally set up her business.  Her only regret is that her Grandad never got to see any of her professional work.  Sam truly believes that photography comes from the heart so it makes sense that her favourite subjects are people in love.  She freely admits to being a workshop junkie as there’s always so much more she wants to learn.  Sam says that The Click Collective is a massive part of her life, the girls are her online family…like having 27 sisters (but they don’t steal your clothes!) .  www.samantha-j.co.uk

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Amanda has always been passionate about photography. She lives on the coast in the North West of England and on a sunny day the light in that part of the world is amazing. This inspires her to get down to the beach with her camera and boxer dog. Her two children are her muses, although sometimes they are reluctant models, and bribery involving chocolate is involved. Amanda loves attending photography workshops and meeting up with other photographers to learn new skills and exchange ideas. This was how she became involved with the Click Collective. She says that they are a constant source of inspiration, wisdom and friendship.

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When Andrea picked up her dad’s cameras and carried on where he had left off .. never did she for a minute imagine that it would take her where it would……her story telling style has lead to her becoming a successful wedding photographer specialising in capturing all things kitch, quaint and a little bit quirky and edited with her unique British flavour…her ability to really connect with her couples has lead to her covering weddings all over the UK and abroad, and she now finds her work regularly featured on wedding blogs and in magazines.  Andrea lives in a small village in Cheshire with the love of her life Rich and her 3 mostly lovely children and her “shitty” little lunatic of a dog Rolf …..she is passionate about sharing her love of photography and when she isn’t shooting weddings you will still find her camera in hand …passionately recording precious moments with her family so she too can leave a legacy of memories like her dad before her……a wild child of the 80′s and young at heart she is distraught that half her wardrobe is now classed as vintage !   A founding member of Click Collective she is proud to be a tiny part of this amazing eclectic group of photography talent. It is a place where support and personal development are nurtured and encouraged..she relishes the times they all get together offline as well as on and considers finding her collective sisters as the most important thing that has happened to her since she started in her photography business…she loves them all    www.andreaellisonphotography.com

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‘Hey there lovely people, meet Zenna Barry, wedding and portrait photographer based in Manchester. She captures weddings all over the UK and portraits around Manchester and the North West. Her style is the perfect blend of emotional, honest reportage photography and modern, vibrant portraiture. She is enthusiastic, creative and professional and extremely passionate about beautiful photography. Zen takes great pleasure in being a member of the Click Collective “its like an office of buddies always there ready to support and advise me, but the bonus being that I don’t have to brew up for 30 people!” Zen is married to the lovely Jimbo and has two v. noisy kids… Olivia & Brandon… double trouble:’)    www.zen-photographic.co.uk

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Lucy is based in Warwickshire and works as a portrait and wedding photographer.  Lucy is married to Ed and has three beautiful children.  She also has three cats and a crazy labradoodle called Ralph.  Lucy started taking photographs with the intention of creating something more than a ‘snap’ just a few years ago but her passion (and obsession) for taking images has taken her places in those few years that she couldn’t have imagined.  Lucy was thrilled to win a place on Aspire’s ‘Bespoke’ course in 2010/2011 and is now a trainer at Aspire.   Lucy says ‘The Click Collective has been a wonderful, serendipitous meeting of like-minded girls whose passion for photography and sense of fun and the need to learn and grow has been a perfect combination.  They are true friends and I couldn’t be without our wonderful little group’.    www.LucyWoodrow.co.uk

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Helen Rigby is the photographer behind Polly Pictures, based in Kent. Set up in 2009, Helen specialises in equestrian and lifestyle photography. Having had a horse of her own for over 20 years (where the Polly bit originates from incidentally), she has a fun, unique and individual style that people love. The great outdoors… ‘where all the best backdrops can be found’, as she says! She now also photographs families, children and weddings.   Helen also undertakes corporate work with her other company helenrigby.com. She specialises in producing bold and colourful images which give a narrative to social partnerships and portray stakeholder inclusion. Helen enjoys photographing real people, and you can find her documenting real life for her corporate clients up and down the country, undertaking commissions across all industry sectors.   www.pollypictures.co.uk

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Tracy Morter is an Essex girl who started out studying Astrophysics at University, had three wonderful sons then discovered photography.  She’s gone from measuring light to capturing it.   Photography literally means writing with light.  Tracy started out in music photography then branched out into weddings and portraits.  Despite being called a punk by Rik Mayall Tracy’s style of shooting is more subdued and not in your face.  Watching and waiting.  Documenting events, not directing them.  Now what elicited the punk comment?  Beating Simon Cowell at his own game and raising £163,000 for Shelter.  Do you remember that Christmas when Rage Against The Machine topped the charts? Tracy and her husband were the mischief-makers behind that!   When not taking pictures Tracy is a breastfeeding peer supporter for the NHS and enjoys comedy, science and music…. and tweets a bit too much too.     www.tracymorter.com

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Jane is our only Irish member.  Born, bred and living in Dublin with her hubby and two energetic (to the point of exhausting!) boys.  She enjoys travelling, reading crime novels and photography (of course ;-)).   Through her photographic journey she has found a particular love for portraiture and hopes to launch her portrait business very soon.  “I have found being part of the CC a huge help to my business, everyone is so willing to help and give advice. I have also made friends for life, women I can share personal ups and downs with.  We’re all very supportive of each other”.      www.janepackardphotography.blogspot.com

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Wendy believes in following your dream treating everyone you meet on the way with dignity and respect.  Wendy graduated with a fine art degree in 2007 and has been living her dream as a full time Weddings & Lifestyle photographer ever since. Working throughout the UK but mainly in London and the East Midlands, Wendy maintains close links with The University of Northampton as a tenant at the Portfolio Innovation Centre, and has also worked there as a visiting lecturer. Her photography style is predominantly black and white using natural and available light. Click Collective is an important part of Wendy’s life on both professional and personal levels.     www.wendygrantphotography.com

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Sue Daly is married with 3 daughters, Molly 11, and twins Isabelle and Rose age 3 and lives in Frodsham, Cheshire. Sue has only just started out in photography, but has enjoyed it as a hobby since she was very young. She is loving the learning process, and is finally getting to grips with her SLR and getting more experienced with editing. Her main interest is landscapes and architectural photography and she says she is lucky enough to have the support and help of her CC friends which is invaluable to her.

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Rachel Baker specialises in mother and Baby, and lifestyle family shoots! Living in Buxton, Derbyshire there are some fabulous place to do these photo shoots. Rachel is also and food and landscape photographer and has just got a big contract to photograph Buxton Crescent through its reconstruction so she is really looking forward to being involved it the project.  Rachel only got into photography about 4 years ago after she left a job and needed something to get her teeth into and has never looked back!   www.capturingbeauty.co.uk

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Zöe is a Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer based in Fife..and is in-fact the only member of The Click Collective living in Scotland. Having a love of life, (and she sadly admits…a love of face-book), lead her down the path to becoming a Wedding Photographer. Her business, “Photos by Zoe” was created back in 2010, and has taken her on journey, meeting so many amazing people from all over the UK, and beyond.  Zöe has always had arty inclinations (its in the genes, just google Dudley Pout!), and anyone who has met her, would quickly realise she is a passionate, ‘peoplie’ kind of person..this mad fusion has allowed her to rekindle her love of photography, and brought her to where she is today. Married, with three children (2 of whom also wish to be photographers when they grow up!) has also been a constant source of inspiration - Zöe feels like she is living the dream!!  “I love being a part of the Click Collective, sharing our enthusiasm for photography, and a drive to make our businesses work. But it also represents something else for me. Hope, and inspiration, not just for our group, but for others who are in a similar situation….there are marvellous people out there, with friendships to be found….”   www.photosbyzoe.co.uk

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Victoria Phipps is a successful wedding and lifestyle photographer, based in Cheshire and London, but traveling far and wide for destination weddings.  She is a qualified member of the British Institute of Professional Photography and her work has been featured in several top wedding magazines and blogs.  With a passion for adventure and discovering new places, Victoria is happiest exploring, camera in hand.  She sees beauty everywhere and loves recording life, and love in particular, on film.  Vic says “It has been brilliant to watch the Click Collective go from strength to strength as it’s evolved over the past year.  Setting up in business by yourself in an already saturated market can be daunting at times, but these fabulous women are always there – ready to cheer your triumphs and offer advice & support when you need it most.  Much love to you girls x”    www.victoriaphippsphotography.co.uk

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Vicky is a Liverpool based photographer who runs a part time Photography business (Tori Jayne Photography). Vicky’s passion for photography was ignited when she went on holiday to Mexico, enjoyed all the photographic opportunities and subsequently received many beautiful comments about her work. After investing in her first Nikon DSLR camera in 2007, Vicky decided to combine her two passions, photography and the great outdoors and takes every opportunity to ‘head out’, explore and capture the beauty of this great planet. Vicky has undertaken many projects in her short photography career from model portfolio’s, stock photography, promotional photos for plays, and more recently product shots for her full time job. In 2011 Vicky decided to branch off into Wedding’s and has not looked back since.She says about the Click Collective, “I joined the click collective in January 2012 but I had already had the great pleasure of being part of the ‘Glamp camping weekend’ back in October 2011. I was welcomed into the group with such welcoming arms, and I have found the CC to be an amazing support network. There is no competition within the group and everyone is only too pleased to help and offer advice – I consider everyone as a friend to treasure and I am so thankful for them allowing me into this wonderful group.” Vicky can be found on Facebook

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Amanda Hayler moved to Chelmsford to be with her man, Mark, but previously lived in London, West Yorkshire, Portsmouth and Wiltshire. She has two children and three cats – Squeak, Boudicca and Moomin. She loves informal portraiture and street photography and also really loves to take pictures of the ordinary and mundane, and try and present them in a different, more interesting way. Although Amanda’s love for photography started when she worked in education (creating online learning materials and teaching teachers/lecturers how to use technology in their teaching), it was after her dad’s death that she knew she wanted to capture the world around her and keep it close. Amanda has an obsession with zombies (now wondering if that’s the attraction for The CC), and loves reading, particularly crime, thriller and horror. She enjoys creating with pens and making 3D objects from paper. She also loves people who make her laugh, particularly Mark and her kids, cats and elephants and things which are purple. Oh and Amanda loves home made quiche too. Her music tastes are stuck somewhere in the 70’s/80’s.. The Jam, The Clash, The Specials, Kirsty MacColl and Billy Bragg. www.amandahayler.co.uk

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