I have always loved photography!
Telling a story through pictures, be that of your wedding day, family life or branding photography for businesses is what I do.
I like to think of photography as painting with light.
In the 26 years I have been a professional I have always photographed people. I guess you could say my super power is making people feel at ease and sometimes making them laugh, which allows me to get the best pictures.
The start of my photography story is when I persuaded my Dad to buy me a camera when I was 17 and from then on I was hooked.
I went on to study photography at The College of Building and Printing in Glasgow in 1995 where I graduated with distinction. While there I won a competition with the Independent newspaper to document student life.
From the publicity from the newspaper I was asked to join a press agency in Edinburgh. I worked there for nearly 5 years and was the principal photographer. We were commissioned to do work for all the major newspapers and magazines in the UK.
I was then asked to go to work for a PR picture agency in Glasgow. We were commissioned by the national press and magazines to cover events and features. I worked with many of the UK leading businesses producing photography for their marketing and press purposes.
It was only from the experience I had gained that I felt ready to start my own company – Gail Photography
Photography for me is capturing little moments in time that will be remembered forever.
When I’m not chasing light around Scotland I am spending time with my two girls, Kim and Hannah and hubby, David.