What a picture: Former art student Amy opens her new shop

Published: April 15, 2021

A former Telford College art and design student has opened a new family portrait studio in Wellington after receiving international acclaim for her work.

Photographer Amy Bray opened the doors of her shop in Bell Street, Wellington, at the end of the Government lockdown.

Earlier this year she reached the final of the Guild of Photographers Image of the Year competition which attracted 16,000 top class entries worldwide.

Her multi coloured rose image with intricate Covid safety messages caught the eye of judges.

Amy, a mother of two, from Telford, who studied art and design at Telford College and the University of Wolverhampton, swapped an office job to specialise in portraits of newborn babies, children and families.

“I love photography. It really is my passion,” said Amy. “I had decided

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Amy Bray outside her new shop in Wellington, with her husband Dan

I didn’t want to go back to work in an office and I set up the business working from home.

“I taught myself how to edit digital photography on YouTube and I also trained with a photographer from Leeds and gained a qualification from the Guild in working with babies and children.

“I put my all into my images and to be recognised for this with a gold award is a huge achievement. I was in complete shock when I found out that I had been shortlisted from so many amazing images.”