Poetry in Photography: A Conversation with Camilla Joy Photography, A Top Photographer in London

  • Publication date: 11/23/2023
  • Updated: 11/24/2023

If the world of photography has ever piqued your interest, you’re in for a treat. Delve deeper as we paint a vibrant and heartfelt portrait of one of the top 10 photographers in the UK - Camilla Joy Photography.

A Childhood Filled with Creativity

Photo by Camilla Joy
Photo by Camilla Joy

From the tender age of 5, Camilla embarked on her journey into the vast universe of creativity. Remember those innocent childhood days when the world was our playground? Camilla reminisces, "Ever since I can remember I’ve been creative. From painting to writing to wasting hundreds of film on my Dad's Kodak." Fast forward through her academic foray into Art & Design and a valuable stint at a family-run studio, she birthed "Camilla Joy." Over the span of a dazzling decade, she's graced hundreds of weddings, capturing the essence of love from every conceivable corner of our beautiful world.

Family: The Heart and Compass

Photo by Camilla Joy
Photo by Camilla Joy

When the camera’s shutter isn’t clicking, Camilla spends her cherished moments with her fiancé and their fur babies – a Labrador and a Border Collie. Imagine those warm, cozy evenings filled with love, laughter, and puppy cuddles. She confesses with a friendly smile, "I am deeply family-orientated." For Camilla, family isn’t just a mere anchor in life’s vast sea; it’s the guiding compass directing her sails.

Crafting a Unique Photography Style

Photo by Camilla Joy
Photo by Camilla Joy

Camilla’s style is nothing short of poetic. Think of it as a captivating sonnet – a harmonious blend of fine art with hints of romance and editorial flair. How does she describe it? In her own words, "Fine art; romantic yet editorial. Posed yet natural." It’s a dance between the sophistication of a magazine spread and the candidness of a stolen moment. Being a devout Canon user, she beautifully balances the charm of analogue with digital precision. And the post-processing? As Camilla puts it, "Every image is edited meticulously by hand ensuring a beautifully cohesive collection of images."

Building Bonds Beyond the Lens

Photo by Camilla Joy
Photo by Camilla Joy

What truly stands out is the genuine joy she derives from her work. It radiates, it’s infectious. After all, who wouldn’t be elated to travel the globe, immerse oneself in rich cultures, and capture profound moments of love? But more than that, it’s the bond she shares with her clients that’s genuinely heartwarming. She passionately believes in the magic of connection and comfort. Echoing her sentiments, she advises, "Be comfortable with your photographer! It’s a huge part for me; I’m more of a friend than your photographer."

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