Master Photographers Association
Award winning Licentiate
Guild of Photographers
National Photographic Society
OLIVIA ROCCO ~ AWARD WINNING PHOTOGRAPHER IN HERTFORDSHIRE
Thank you for visiting my site, I am a professional photographer based in the cute village of Stanstead Abbotts, Nr Ware in Hertfordshire.
I have families travel to me from Hertford, Ware, Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, St Albans, Buntingford, London and further afield from Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. I am always extra honoured when people travel bigger distances to get to me. So far the record holder is 108 miles.
I absolutely love my job and couldn't envisage myself doing anything else. I took up photography late in life (in my 30's in fact) which given I grew up as a photographers model for my mum who was a wedding and portrait photographer, and my whole childhood is told through images which I treasure, it is an odd thing that I never thought to pick up a camera sooner. It was a flippant comment from a friend about how good I was at taking photos sparked the intrigue which FAST developed into a passion and a business. I always saw myself as an artist but I always thought it would be paintbrushes, however in greek, photography literally means 'Painting with Light' so I guess you could say my inner artist was finally set free.
I would love to say newborn is my absolute passion, it used to be until I started training in other photography fields like child and family fine art portraiture. So I now have to from the heart say my last photoshoot is generally my favourite - its a changing and ever-evolving thing, which is why I adore my job. I could not be anything, other than a photographer.
In October 2018 I gained my Licentiate Accreditation and Newborn Certificate from the Master Photographers Association which was an absolute honour and a full circle for me as the first trainer I worked with was indeed Ray Lowe the Chairman of the MPA.
I can now proudly say I have won 26 awards and featured as the image of the day with the Guild of Photographers twice.