Welcome to Sunny 16 Photography®
My name is Chrissie and I am a Sussex based photographer specialising in Portrait & Lifestyle, although I don't really like to 'label' myself as I also have a passion & experience in many other genres of photography, including Pets & Equine, Boudoir, Bumps & Babies, Street Style, Nature & Wildlife, Sports, the occasional wedding....the list goes on!
Having developed a love of photography in my early teens, I started working life at 16 in a commercial advertising studio back in the days of the darkroom over digital, and loved every minute of the time I spent there prior to moving to the West Indies in 1992. On returning to the UK I fell into life as a PA for the family business but whilst I had moved away from the studio, my craving for photography has never left me so in 2012 I decided to get back to my true calling behind the lens!
As you will see I work mainly on location, which I prefer as being outside a studio environment can often be the best way to showcase the true personality of your family. Ideally I like to photograph you and your loved ones having fun in more natural surroundings, creating a variety of of both controlled and dynamic informal portraits as well as capturing those special more candid moments using the natural environment and places familiar to you & your pets.
During an informal pre-session chat we can discuss the shoot and your preferences. Do you think you would feel more relaxed for the shoot to take place in your own home, for family shoots perhaps playing games with your children in your favourite room or in the garden? If you think you would prefer the shoot away from your home, I can help to suggest suitable locations or if you have a preferred spot where your family like to go to relax and have fun then just let me know. Perhaps a nice park or walk in the woods?... (with or without the dogs!)...or maybe a trip to the beach, or somewhere special to you that is part of your everyday life? Perhaps you already have a big day out planned and would like to invite me along to help capture your special day for you to keep and treasure forever.....I am open to suggestions!
Thank you for visiting, I hope to hear from you soon. :)