MY STORY



My name is Lisa and I have spent most of my life capturing the world around me.

I was born in Italy, the single child of a passionate Italian man and a kind English woman. With the whimsical British landscapes and the passionate Italian way of living running in my veins it was inevitable I would turn out to be a hopeless romantic!

I have made England my home for over a decade, now living at the foot of the Cotswolds hills with my current two loves - husband Felix and Henry the cat.

​What can I tell you that will give you an idea of who I am?

I've been a city girl all my life but truly feel like I belong in a forest; I am a lover of art in most of its forms, from music to architecture and anything in between; I obsess over YA fantasy and period romance novels alike; I'm that person that will start a project just before going to bed, because no matter how much I try I can never stop creativity once it's flowing! 

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But let's talk why I'm really here!


I thrive on stories, especially the heart-warming, enchanting ones of people finding each other in this crazy world, and I have always felt strongly about preserving memory and history,

especially when it comes to family roots and ones heritage. So here I am combining the two and making sure those I encounter never forget those moments.

We don't always have the privilege of knowing where we come from but we can make sure it starts with us, right?


My job is to make moments tangible so they are not lost in time. So not only they can be relived when the memories get fuzzy, but can be shared with those you love - now and in the future.

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I capture every special day by letting life unfold (and occasionally get a few special NATURALLY posed ones too - don't worry I'll show you how!).

I Experience the love, the tears, the cheeky smiles and the knowing looks, and capture them so I can tell your story in all of its facets. 

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Now, you may wonder...


WHAT DOES AMPERSAND MEAN?



You might know it as the word for the '&' symbol.

But to me it means much more.

It's part of MY LOVE STORY and where it all started.


It was the beginning of autumn, with a cool breeze in the air and crunchy leaves under foot. It was the early days of our relationship, and Felix and I, to pass the time,

had been talking about the AMPERSAND and all it's fun facts

(random? yes... super geeky? I'm with you!).

It was the strangest, most peaceful moment and I felt that urge to say “I love you” for the first time, but as the impulse took me I called out his name. He looked back and....I froze.


All I could say was: “Ampersand” in the quietest voice.


As I said it, I wasn’t sure that was what I meant to say, but when I did, he smiled with a look of understanding.

With the most loving tone and look in his eyes he said...

 "Ampersand you too"

That was the moment in which that little word held so much more than it used to.

So much joy, kindness, importance, promise, and most of all,

LOVE.

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That's what AMPERSAND means for me.

It means being together. It’s the one thing that connects two entities to be one.

It’s the Love between You & Me.

It’s the thing that creates an Us.

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This is what I strive to infuse in my images and your documented memories.

It's that feeling of Love, happiness and tenderness found between every blink of an eye and

every skipped heartbeat.

That is when your true emotions shine, and the moments and feelings that persist through time.




This is my love story, why don't you tell me yours?

Moody Woodland Wedding Portrait

photo by Red Maple Photography

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Testimonials

Izzi & Will

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"Lisa was the most fantastic photographer we could have asked for on our wedding day! She is such a lovely person and was punctual, helpful and kind throughout (even to the point of nipping home for us and giving us a notebook to use since we forgot our guestbook!).
Not only is her pricing amazing for the quality of service and photos she provides, but she is confident, experienced and has enough of a set of lungs on her to control my family!

Would highly recommend to anyone who will listen to me..."

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