Want to capture some memories of your family? Book a photo shoot now! I am Petra Gilding, I am 25 years old and I live in the Falkland Islands. My passion is photography and I am very lucky to live in such a beautiful place with great scenery and varied wildlife to photograph. However, I also love to do photo shoots whether it’s photos of families, weddings, children or newborn babies. I like to take photos of my clients in natural light and doing their own thing although I am happy to shoot any style that my clients like – if you have your own ideas then I am more then happy to try them out.
I have grown up in the Falklands and my interest in photography started when I was around 15 years old. My dad is a photographer and is my biggest fan and critic, he tells me how it is, he doesn’t beat around the bush so if he doesn’t like a photo I have taken he will let me know! On the other hand, he is very encouraging and loves to praise me on my better photos. He bought me my first proper camera, a Canon 700D about 4 years ago, and since then I have bought myself a Canon 7D and several lenses. Not long after I got my 700D I took an online photography course and throughout the course I learnt a lot and it has improved my photography enormously.