Hi there! I'm Siobhan Calder.
I'm a freelance photographer, shooting creative portraits and lifestyle imagery for families, individuals, small brands and businesses. I also offer workshops, photo walks and mentoring to other enthusiasts and photographers.
I live in South East London with my partner Gavin, our toddler Rory and our Tibetan Terrier Elkie. It's been a meandering journey for me, becoming a photographer. I'll save you from too many details and skip to the end, that's where I quit my job in December 2016 while on maternity leave to do the work that's in my heart. I'm figuring out how to balance that with being a full time mother, and so far it's been tricky but unbelievably rewarding.
I've been vegan for over ten years, and it's one of the best things I've ever done. I love cooking, being outdoors, making things with my hands and tending to my plants.
I can walk on my hands, play the banjo and make you the best dang lemon drizzle cake you've ever had. I try to live with less, slow down and be mindful of how I use my time. I like my food spicy, my boots muddy, my coffee black and my music with the roots still on.
And let me tell you a secret...my name isn't really Siobhan Calder. That's my partner's surname. We aren't married but I like it way better than mine, so I took it anyway.
FIND ME ELSEWHERE
Rain Cloud and Sage - Creative chat with Siobhan Watts of Bless the Weather