About me

Dorte Kjaerulff photography

So this is the boring section about me… I am really not important…it is all about you and your pictures, but if you really want to know…


I am Scandinavian, but first came to England in 2000. I live in a beautiful country village with my (English) husband, and our two gorgeous boys and our cat Cookie.


I have a MSc in e-Commerce Technology and Communications and spent 6 years in web and marketing. I did freelance photography for years, but after having the boys photography took over. I guess my marketing background is why branding is a guilty pleasure, and why I do enjoy photographing for lifestyle brands.


I just love photographing people! I particularly enjoy photographing mums with their children, simply because I don’t think we feature nearly enough in pictures and video. We give up a lot to become mums, yet in the future when people look back at our family images, it’s like we weren’t there. I firmly feel it is important for our mental wellbeing to see our selves, with our children, being good enough, we spend so much energy on feeling inadequate, and it’s my mission to get mums in the picture – I simply know they will thank me down the line.


I am qualified to Associate Level with the master Photography Association. I was awarded both child and overall photographer of the year, East Midlands in 2020 and 2021. The awards aren’t important as such, but they are important because they reassure me, that the work I create for customers is of a high standard! I am ALWAYS learning.


I love chocolate, cake, food and holidays. I read a lot, I like interior design, we are an outdoors kind of family, and we have a new green house. We all like running, actually the boys are all into their triathlons, so we go to a couple of tri events every year.


Now, please do tell me about your photography ideas?!