Interview with: Harriet Letheren
Company Name: Twirly Girl Photography
Location / Coverage: Wiltshire/South West
How did the business get started and who works at Twirly Girl Photography?
Twirly Girl Photography started by accident really! After getting a camera and playing around with some friends I started getting asked to take photos for people who had seen my work. It had always been a dream to have my own photography company, but I didn’t for one second think it would happen as quickly as it did. I now have my own studio with loads of shoots and weddings to look forward to.
Had you always wanted to be a photographer?
I originally started on the other side of the camera as a competitor in pageants. When I retired from that I found I really missed being involved with the camera in one way or another. I’d always had an eye for photography and was very artistic in school, but it was only when I picked up a camera for the first time that I realised it was what I was meant to do. I just never dreamed it could become a full-time profession.
Can you remember how old you were when you took your first picture? What was it of?
The first time I felt I had a flair for photography was when I was on holiday in Mallorca when I was 18, and took an interesting picture of a tree on the beach – I just wanted to show it off to the world!
Which areas of the UK do you cover?
I currently work across the south west, but would love to broaden my horizons and combine an element of travel with photography.