About Me

Freelance photographer specialising in portraits and music photography.

Imelda has worked with a wide range of individuals, organisations, artists and publications. Her work has appeared in publications, including: The Guardian, Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, Scotland On Sunday, NME, Globus, Rolling Stone, Big Cheese and Play (Musicians’ Union magazine). Her images have also featured in CD artwork for bands including Lagwagon, The King Blues, The Slackers, Classics of Love and Sharron Levy. Her music photography work is syndicated through Redferns and Retna/Photoshot. Contact her here for more details.

Imelda is also the author of The Gig Lover’s Guide To Surviving A Pandemic, an apocalypse-friendly blog for music fans.

Please note: Imelda retains copyright of all the photographs on this website and they may not be copied or reproduced without permission.


Whether you have a specific brief for a professional or personal purpose or you’d like assistance with developing your ideas for your photos, Imelda can provide the practical and creative guidance to plan and produce the right photo shoot for you.

She has also worked in journalism and the arts, giving her an understanding of the intricacies and impact required to visually represent a personality, brand or organisation and also a creative edge and affinity with individuals blazing their own trail.

Many people believe that a photo shoot may be nerve-wracking or uncomfortable. Imelda always ensures that the shoot is as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, whilst meeting the needs of the client creatively and being stress-free in terms of organisation and hitting deadlines.

Portrait work

Music photography

Imelda has photographed a wide spectrum of bands – from new artists and staunchly underground acts to arena circuit groups. Selected photographs are available to buy as prints, please contact her for more information.

If you would like to find out more about arranging a photo shoot, please send a message using the contact form.

Music photography work


Here are a few words from those who’ve stood on the other side of the camera…

“No one else can capture energy and atmosphere in such an iconic way. A frontline rock n roll photographer with a heart of gold, she continues to be an absolute pleasure to work with, a very talented artist and an inspiration”
ITCH FOX – singer/songwriter (formerly of The King Blues)

“I have worked with many photographers but never before have I chosen to go back to the same one over and over and walked away amazed with the results every time! Imelda knows how to take your fat, ugly day and make you look great!”
SHARRON LEVY – singer/songwriter

“We have been promoting Imelda as a portrait photographer since 2010 and have had nothing but exceptionally happy clients.”
SARAH COSTLEY – product manager, FunRaising Events

“Professional, creative, focused, light-hearted, understanding, and patient…the result is beautiful, captivating and inspiring images you can stare at for hours. I would work with Imelda again any time.”
TINA STAMOU – co-director, TNT Dance

“The photos exceeded my wildest expectations. She really captured the personality of both my daughters and the relationship between them. We shall always treasure these beautiful photos.”
HEATHER BARTON – family portrait commission

“I can honestly say that these are the first photos of myself that I’m not embarrassed for anyone to see!”
LIZ FISHER – journalist and author

“She has an uncanny ability to anticipate that magical nanosecond moment which best captures and represents a gig or musician. Full of life and unashamedly passionate about her photography and music.”
STEVE NOBLE – editor, Distorted Magazine

“Whether it’s posed pictures or natural ones taken on the spur of the moment, she finds the best way to convey any look, any feeling. She’s always professional and is now my first choice whenever I need a photographer.”
IRENE MIGUEL – director, Danzalifestyle Dance Company

“I’ve been thanked by my website designer and graphic designer for providing such fantastic photos. Imelda has become someone I would go to for any type of photo shoot. It’s very comforting to have complete confidence in the photographer when a shoot is so important to you.”
FIONA WIGHT – singer/songwriter

“Her photographs are heroic, instinctive. They breathe the dark and exhale the light. Romance and empathy will pose for Imelda.”
ARA BABAJIAN – The Slackers/Leftover Crack

“We love working with Imelda, her without a camera is like the blues without the Delta…”

“You rock!”
ANTON NEWCOMBE – Brian Jonestown Massacre

Read full testimonials here