About

Kirsten Johnson Photography, selfie, Sheffield, Wedding photographer

My Story

I spend a lot of time documenting your stories through photography, but perhaps you’d like to hear a bit of mine?

Well, my story begins in Zimbabwe and ends in Sheffield, with an 18-year stretch in South Africa in between. And for 10 years of my life, I’ve been photographing weddings, portraits, headshots and the big wide world.

Unsurprisingly, the light in South Yorkshire is very different to South Africa. Don’t tell anyone, but I think I prefer the softer light in the UK – it’s duller, but there’s beauty to be found in the shade!

My favourite thing about photography is capturing someone’s character in a single shot. People are so much more than an image, and I always try to reflect that in my portraits.

This approach basically means, I hang out with you, we chat and I just happen to be taking photographs. Sometimes I might ask you to stand a certain way – but it is all very relaxed and organic.

When I am not holding a camera, I am usually singing, spending time with friends, out running or eating some good quality food. Sometimes it is tricky to know how to describe yourself, so I asked my friends for help, these are the words they came up with… energetic, approachable, authentic, vibrant, friendly, dedicated, creative.