WHY ME?

The picture of my brother, taken by my Grandmother in the pram my mother would have been in, reminds me of so many happy memories in her back yard.

Who is Bridget Havercroft?

Well, I’m originally from Yorkshire in England and moved to Nova Scotia in 2007 with my husband, instantly falling in love with the place. We have two beautiful daughters, three crazy dogs and two cats.

I’m fortunate to have had various careers in my life starting when I was 19 when I became a fashion model. Having strutted my stuff on the runways in London and Paris and posed for numerous photographers, I think I can say with great certainty that I’ve learned a lot about posture and how to pose in front of the camera. Knowing my career as a model wouldn’t last forever, in my late 20’s I decided it was time to use my brain instead of my looks. With my love of architecture and design, I secured a role as an account manager with an advertising agency in London for 3 years and then as office manager for both a design agency and for a firm of Architects back in Yorkshire. Here in Nova Scotia I have worked in both the insurance and banking industry, which helped to hone my customer service skills.

Selfie headshot of photographer Bridget Havercroft
A Valley Bulldog lying down in the grass with his head resting on his paws looking at something off in the disatnce
A Weimaraner dog laying in the grass, staring intently at a fly just in front of his nose

My crazy hounds – Blue and Charlie

Top: Me on a swing (probably the only time you’ll see me in a dress).
Middle: My grandmother with my mum and her brothers, sitting on the fender of their car.
Bottom: My parents with my elder brother and me on the day of my christening.

 How and why did I become a photographer?

 

I think becoming a professional photographer was a natural progression from being a hobbiest and my love of the printed image. You see, I grew up with photos. Some of my fondest memories include listening to my grandmother’s stories while viewing the family album. I grew up with pictures on the walls of times gone by, of people who are no longer with us and of far flung places. This helped ground me to where I belong, ultimately giving me the feeling of home. Landscapes, people & pets were the first subjects that sparked my vision. This vision led me to capturing images for others and once I discovered what their essence was, I knew how to create what they were looking for with my images.

Now, when people ask me what it is I do for a living, saying I’m a photographer often doesn’t cut it. I prefer to say that I craft stories with my camera. Stories that capture depth, meaning and quite often nostalgia.

And that’s where my passion lies. It’s about wanting to create emotion that lives on either through a snapshot in time, or by capturing the essence of you or your products that will resonate with the viewer. I want to give you that feeling of permanence and connection, with tangible products that you can look at every day.

Over time, Architecture & Design became a particular passion and in 2013 I was commissioned to do the photography for my first architect’s project, which eventually went on to win a Lieutenant Governor’s award for excellence in Architecture Design – Citation. The winning architects said “we attribute our success in large part to Bridget’s professional images.” HoudiniDesign Architects.

Since then, I have added food & beverages to my extensive portfolio. By combining natural light and my talent, I am able to capture stunning images that’ll make your mouth water. Check out – Haskap Highland Orchard

If you want ME to capture YOUR story, I’m listening!

 

‘Congratulations, you’ve been voted “Best of the Bunch” in the Best Local Photographer category!

The Grapevine Newspaper held a huge survey to find out which Annapolis Valley businesses and/or organizations provided the best services in their category… and yours was a winner!’

Best of the Bunch Award

With years of experience in exceeding client’s expectations, I’m passionate about delivering outstanding customer service. That was one of the reasons I was voted Best Local Photographer for the Best of the Bunch in the Grapevine Magazine.

I am also both thrilled and honored to have been added to the long list of amazing women who have been nominated for the AVCC Women of Excellence Awards 2020/2021 in the category of Homebased Business Excellence, and most recently nominated for the 29th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards

 

Bridget Havercroft Photography nominated for Women of Excellence Award for Home Based Business 2020/2021
Bridget Havercroft Photography nominated for Women of Excellence Award for Home Based Business 2020/2021