About Me


I am a professional photographer based in the North West

Michelle Charnock: Professional Photographer


I am a professional photographer based in the North West and I’m currently celebrating 12 years in the photographic industry. 3 years ago I decided to open a studio in my own name in my hometown of Wigan. I feel very lucky to be able to carry out something I’ve been passionate about from a very young age as a career, this I feel reflects in the images I produce, whether I’m capturing babies, Weddings or the latest fashion trends.

My passion for the photographic image began as a child. I was obsessed constantly studying photo albums and family photographs wherever I went.

Creativity was always a big part of me art was a favourite subject at school and after studying ‘a’ level art at college I decided look into creating memories as a profession by studying BTEC photography and then progressing to a degree in Photographic Art in Newport.

After University I gained experience assisting some of the most successful photographers in Cardiff and carrying out various work as a printer/digital artist/photographer for a large independent professional lab, which also enabled me to speak to photographers on a daily basis gaining valuable knowledge of various areas of the industry.

A keen interest in Fashion Photography brought me back to the North West and to an online retailer shooting e-commerce and commercial shoots which resulted in images being featured in national magazines and at The Clothes Show Live.

After opting to go freelance in 2011, I was voted as one of the 10 of the best in the photography category for Manchester Fashion Network’s annual awards. I have since been carrying out freelance work for a number of companies from equestrian wear shoots to marketing shoots for local stadiums, as well as working successfully on combined packages with a make up artist for portraits weddings and portfolio shoots.

My passion grows with the experience I gain and the fantastic people I have the privilege of capturing and working with to create perfect results.

Michelle

Causes I support


Joining JackJoining Jack is a local charity I’m very passionate about raising money for, there is nothing I would not do to change Jacks future. When I received a message from a close friend telling me her son had been diagnosed with Duchene Muscular Dystrophy I was not sure what it meant. When I researched the condition I was shocked and heartbroken to know there was such a horrid disease with no cure.

Joining Jack was set up to raise awareness and money for research into treatments. I have taken part in many fundraising events, physical challenges as well as photographing events and will continue to do so. Please visit joiningjack.org if there is anything you can do to help. Whether its organising a cake sale or corporate sponsorship, every penny counts.

Companies I recommend


ADM Signs

ADM Signs

A fantastic company providing a wide variety of exterior and interior company signage is ADM Signs and vehicle graphics based in Wigan.

Instaprint

Instaprint

Providing excellent quality & value for flyers & business stationary.

ATTAIN Digital

ATTAIN Digital

A great local company who produced this website for me. They also provide email marketing, design and creative.

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