Meet The Team
This is always the tricky part isn’t it, writing about yourself!
I began my training at an Art School in Staffordshire where I studied a combination of Fashion, Art & Design and even Millinery! My Mother was a Fashion designer and as a child her influence was an important part of the direction I was to take in life. I have always been interested in history and politics and as a mature student in my twenties I gained a Law degree. I put these two very different interests down to being a Gemini
Finding a passion within Photography, I set up a business with my husband David and we worked together to build a business that is now Foster’s Photographers! David had a love of photography from an early age and it was his influence that finally allowed me to take up what has been a lifelong vocation.
Over the past 20 years we have built strong wedding business and our reputation in and around Staffordshire and Cheshire and the North west is one we are proud of- yet I constantly strive to incorporate fresh ideas and the latest technology into our business. With this in mind, I now work alongside both of my daughter’s Rachael and Emily as well as my husband David, who all bring a unique, innovative and talented approach to our businesses.
I believe that every client is unique and Photography is very subjective, therefore, it is essential that I learn my client’s vision to enable me to perfectly capture their special day.
Emily Bowie Foster
I have worked and trained in collaboration with Foster Photographer’s for over 10 years.
My background starts with a Media and Performance degree in Manchester which included work both in front of and behind the camera, whether it be filming, editing or presenting as well as acting and singing.
After this, I worked as production runner and researcher in television for shows such as Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor, Jeremy Kyle and Geordie Shore among others. I then took a couple of years to work in Entertainment on Cruise ships and travel the world- as they say, travel broadens the mind!
In finding that my true passion lies with Photography, it enabled me to focus my high energy to create my own business as an extension of our family collaboration – Emily Foster Photography. Within this business I offer coverage of weddings and all kinds of weird and wonderful events!
With a keen eye for creativity, I offer an innovative vision for our client’s which is shaped by both myself and the client together. I like to meet and discuss your wedding or event before hand to ensure that you receive the highest quality product to the highest possible standard whilst meeting your vision.
On a personal level, I am a huge lover of film and music and a good box set! Got any recommendations?!
Beverley is one of just twelve Master Craftsmen of the Guild of Photographers which is the Guild’s highest accreditation. The Guild is a national body with thousands of members and so being just one of twelve wedding master craftsmen is quite a proud achievement of mine!
Beverley has twice won the Guild’s National “Wedding Photographer of the Year”. This award is judged by renowned International Photographers over a complete year using photography from real life weddings. More than one hundred and twenty of Beverley’s photographs have won awards over the past five years.
In 2015 Foster photographers were honoured to photograph Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II in one of her Royal events and this can be read about in the Blog.
A keen Photographer from a young age, I turned professional in my early twenties with my wife Beverley and we have specialised in Wedding Photography ever since.
For many couples, there have been months and often years of planning for their special day and this is why my approach is to ensure that every second is enjoyed! It is a pleasure to receive such wonderful feedback from many of our clients over the years on how I made them feel at ease and provided a stress free and professional service.
I have enjoyed an extensive career in Video and video editing making films for weddings and also bands
Other than Photography (and Beverley of course!) the other love of my life is music. I play both the Saxophone and Guitar and have been an active band member over the years.
Having my own wedding in 2011 has made me realise what getting married is all about! The photographs of your wedding are the one thing you have to reflect after the day itself. They are the most lasting product of all of your planning, time and money. Every time you look at your photographs, you relive that day and those precious moments. My husband and I now have three children (who knows, maybe one day my children will also continue in the family business!) and I see the importance in them being able to see my wedding photographs in years to come and so booking the best is essential. This is what Foster’s Photographers wish to bring to you.
I am proud to be a part of the next generation of Foster Photographers. I am qualified in both education and experience, achieving a HND and a BA in Photography from the University of Derby. By working together as a team, our strengths have been combined for whoever books us to capture their day.
Being such a success in this industry is totally thanks to YOU, our clients. Our business is now 99% based on past clients recommending us. This, alongside the recommendation of many wedding venues, keeps our business as strong as it is. We feel privileged that venues like to work alongside us and have faith in us being the right photographers for their clients.