“Speak low if you speak love.” – William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act 1 Scene 2

SpeakLove was born from joy of commemorating three of the most important events in life: pledging your heart to the one you love, the wonder of creating a new life, and the marvel that is a new born baby.

Love is tender and fragile, it deserves to be cherished and celebrated.

My intimate documentary approach to photography uses natural light as far as possible, capturing your cherished memories in an unassuming style. Each person, wedding, pregnancy, and baby is unique and this will shine through in the finished product: capturing the joyous moments, the quiet moments, the loving moments, the tender moments…


I am an ordinary person seeking the extraordinary in the miracle that is life. A wife and mother who finds myself completely caught up in moments that take my breath away: I am a hopeless romantic drawn to the gentle, intimate and whimsical celebrations that form part of our daily lives. A lover of art and literature I carry my passions into my photography to tell your story in images.

My family is my heartbeat. My husband and I are high school sweethearts and have shared our lives for more than 20 years, we have grown up side by side, we have enjoyed the most stupendous highs and braved despairing lows. The greatest accomplishment of our love story is our five-year-old daughter, Lyra.

My husband is partial to anything comic book and art related, he is an amazing father and the most patient man on the face of the planet. He encourages me to leave my comfort zone and I, in turn, temper his wild abandon. We laugh together, we cry together and we love to playfully goad one another. After 20 years we’re still learning about ourselves as a couple and individuals.

Our daughter loves fluffy toys, is petrified of ‘dollies’, and shares my passion for creatures great and small, especially those of the equine kind. She has taught me the meaning of unconditional love, and the unrestrained joy of witnessing her grow into a brave, kind and quick-witted sprite is my greatest treasure.


After the success of Venessa Ede Photography, I have decided to launch SpeakLove as a means to focus on Wedding, Maternity and New Born Photography (the types I love the most).