My Story: European Adventure Wedding Photographer
My surname is utterly ridiculous and far too long.
I’m an ex ski-bum seasonaire turned adventure wedding photographer in Austria & across Europe.
Born and raised in Suffolk in the UK, I went to university, got a good job, and followed the path I thought I was supposed to be on, only to find out the life I was living was not making me happy. On a bit of a whim, I applied for a job in Austria as a chalet girl for a winter season, packed my bags and left. Long story short, loved the mountains (hated the job) so I booked a flight to the other side of the world to follow the winter and became a BASI & NZSIA certified ski & snowboard instructor. In 2011 I met a Dutch ski instructor called Menno in Mayrhofen and in 2014 we got married. We decided to make our home in the mountains near Innsbruck in Austria with our two naughty house rabbits Fozzy and Bella (who also love to play outside in the snow).
My Bucket List
Trekking on horseback, skiing on every continent, see a wild polar bear,
see the northern lights, kayak with orcas, experience midnight sun, dog sledding, driving route 66, trekking in Patagonia, skiing powder in Japan, visit the Antarctic, be published in National Geographic, climb Mt Kilimanjaro, visit Everest base camp, watch the sunrise in a hot air balloon, shoot your wedding!
Random Facts About Me
I’m a qualified ski, snowboard and adaptive snowsports instructor. I can also telemark (but badly).
My husband is from the Netherlands, and I understand Dutch but find it hard to speak.
For 3 years I avoided the summer by doing back-to-back winter seasons in Austria & Australia/New Zealand.
I call my rabbits by numerous pet names and rarely by their names. I also talk to them when I’m home alone.
As a teenager I was in the Air Cadets and I wanted to be an RAF pilot.
I’m the creator & editor of We Are The Wanderers – Europe’s leading adventure wedding blog.
I think the Muppets version on Bohemian Rhapsody is possibly the best thing EVER