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ABOUT ME

I see life through a lens

I have been inseparable from my camera ever since I was a little girl.


Photography is my dream career and I still have ‘pinch me’ moments.


I worked for twenty years as a broadcast journalist in the biggest newsroom in the world.  I learnt the craft of story-telling from my talented and experienced colleagues. 


Transferring those skills to fine tune my stills photography came naturally, but I never imagined I could turn the hobby I was so passionate about into a career.  The lightbulb moment came when my children started school – suddenly, in their classmates, I had a pool of diverse and willing models to practice on.  My own children are sadly much less willing guinea pigs, no matter what I bribe them with!

As my portfolio grew, I was greatly encouraged by both my local community and my BBC colleagues to put down my journalist cap and follow my dream.  So I took the plunge – and have never looked back.

I have experience in many areas of photography including business headshots, website content, parties, press events, family shoots and portraits.

I feel honoured and privileged when chosen to photograph your portraits and intimate moments – it’s a big responsibility and I take that seriously.  I strive to capture natural, thoughtful and joyful photographs with a focus on reportage style – story-telling through images.  My aim is to deliver pictures that you just can’t stop looking at and want to share with the world, because they have captured you and your family so perfectly at that moment in time.

Why Light by Lexi?

Only my oldest group of school friends call me Lexi, and they were the most vocal (read bossy!) about me following my dreams.  And any photographer knows the importance of understanding the fundamentals of light!  Natural light is my absolute favourite, particularly those magical couple of hours before sunset.

Alexandra Vanotti