LEIGH MCARA

I’m a Derby based photographer who loves life, technology and photos!

I live in a beautiful village called Darley Abbey in the small city of Derby. I have two brothers, a small group of amazing friends and of course, 3 chickens (Darcy, Chuckle and Beatrice!)

I first picked up a camera when I was a wee 14 year old lad for one of my school projects. I was so excited by it, I set up a lab in my parents’ shed and have developed prints ever since. My previous career was with Toni and Guy as an Artistic Director for ‘14’ years so I have gained a wealth of experience with both styling and cameras. It was here I realised that I wanted to work with the idea of photography more…and I have never looked back!

Needless to say (referring back to my first section above) I love life; outdoor life to be precise. When I’m not running around, trying to take the best shot, I am always outdoors with friends. I love surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding and, of course, I’m lucky enough to be quite good at them all.

My photography career has taken me all over the country and world, Italy, France, America,Spain, just to name a few and I still haven’t seen enough. I photograph for weddings, commercial companies and fashion shows and have loved every shoot I have done.

So if you like what you read, please do not hesitate to get in touch…I am completely at your disposal!