Why the Time is Now to Find and Photograph the Aurora

Why the Time is Now to Find and Photograph the Aurora

From the enchanting landscapes of Scotland, Sweden, The Faroe Islands and Canada, to the breathtaking vistas of Norway… My journey as a nature-aligned brand and lifestyle photographer has graced me with the privilege and full-body-trill of witnessing and capturing the aurora on many occasions.  However, it was in March 2023, perched on the clifftops of…

Learn about the enchanting Aurora Borealis with me
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Learn about the enchanting Aurora Borealis with me

While photography is my job and my passion, my specialist subject is the aurora borealis.  As a brand photographer deeply connected to nature, capturing the ethereal beauty of the aurora borealis has become my defining passion.  The fact I’ve become known as the girl who chases the aurora fills me with joy! I’m thrilled to…

Unlock the secrets of Aurora Photography
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Unlock the secrets of Aurora Photography

I’ve been invited to speak at several events this year about Aurora Photography. I am speaking at the National Space Centre about ‘How to see & photograph the aurora borealis’ on Friday 2nd Feb 2024 at 6:15pm and 7:15pm. I am also heading to The Photography and Video Show at the Birmingham NEC on Tuesday…

A Spectacular Aurora Welcome: Chasing Northern Lights in Cornwall’s Skies
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A Spectacular Aurora Welcome: Chasing Northern Lights in Cornwall’s Skies

My Aurora Quest I’ve been chasing the aurora for the last 9 years. I follow space weather as much as our Earth weather and knew there was a chance of aurora happening in Cornwall that evening, as an intense solar flare had erupted a few days prior. They always take 2-3 days to arrive at…

Aurora in Thanet: A 5th of November to remember with Subaurora ion drift (SAID) & STEVE!

Aurora in Thanet: A 5th of November to remember with Subaurora ion drift (SAID) & STEVE!

The Unforgettable Encounter Tonight was incredible. I had always dreamed of the day a display like this visited Thanet skies. I knew it was technically possible. My Grandad told me stories of when he was a kid and he’d see it all the time in the war when the lights were off, but I had…

Aurora in Thanet – Kingsgate Bay – Broadstairs
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Aurora in Thanet – Kingsgate Bay – Broadstairs

Mon 18th Sept 20.30 – 21.25 A strong geomagnetic storm was triggered by the arrival of a coronal mass ejection (CMS) from the sun this evening. Stats were looking good at sunset that there might be a chance of aurora in Thanet from night fall. As there was a low tide about 9pm, I decided…

Capturing the Aurora Borealis in Margate
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Capturing the Aurora Borealis in Margate

Wow – I saw the aurora borealis in Margate!! I still can’t believe it! I saw the aurora borealis in Margate in the wee small hours of 24th April 2023, exactly a month after I saw them at Botany Bay, Thanet. The space weather stats had been off the hook all evening but we were…

Give me a dark sky any day: International Dark Sky Week
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Give me a dark sky any day: International Dark Sky Week

There’s something about a dark sky and a glimpse into the Universe which instantly fills me with awe. Do you feel it too?  Suddenly your problems fade away as you realise you’re part of something so much much bigger than you.    The night sky is something I’ve long gazed at. I find it so expansive…

Rare UK sighting of Aurora Borealis at Botany Bay, Broadstairs, Kent!
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Rare UK sighting of Aurora Borealis at Botany Bay, Broadstairs, Kent!

Capturing the aurora borealis at Botany Bay – March 2023 It is hard to even find the words right now to describe how it feels to have captured the aurora borealis from my motherland, so far south at Botany Bay in Broadstairs, Kent, UK! When the alert came through, there was a moment where I…

48 magical hours in Mallaig – Scottish Travel Photography
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48 magical hours in Mallaig – Scottish Travel Photography

I’ve only been to Mallaig a couple of times and it was brief both times too. When we decided to head back up to Scotland for 2 weeks of annual leave adventures, Mallaig was high on both of our lists. We booked a gorgeous cabin, tucked just behind the sand dunes for a week. Knowing…