About the photographer

Celeste Nourse

After graduating with a 2.1 degree in Photomedia from Bournemouth University I have been specialising in Weddings and contemporary Portraiture, for which I have won several awards. I also have an interest in Social Documentary and Travel photography. All of my photography has a basic common thread of light and composition which comes from my time at Art College.

The galleries on this website reflect my interests. In 'Weddings' I have included highlights from recent Wedding commissions - here there is a mix of both relaxed and contemporary images, as well as a more formal style where required. 'Portraits' covers both contemporary styles using my portable studio facility, as well as location work using the available natural light. 'Social Documentary' is quite wide-ranging, including such diverse topics as Tibetan Monks performing at Stonehenge, people both at work and play, and official opening ceremonies. In the 'India' gallery I try to convey people sensitively, as well as giving a glimpse into their environment. Finally 'Miscellaneous' includes still lifes which give a sense of atmosphere and location, as well as more experimental images which involve the creative use of digital media.


  • Foundation Diploma in Art and Design - Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design
  • National Diploma in Photography - Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design
  • A Level History of Photography - Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design
  • PQE (Professional Qualifying Exam) - Salisbury College
  • HND Photography - Salisbury College
  • BA(Hons) Photography (Photomedia) - Salisbury College (Bournemouth University)
  • Associate of Royal Photographic Society (ARPS)
  • Associate of British Institute of Professional Photography (ABIPP)
  • CRB checked

Work experience

  • Wedding commissions
  • Child portraiture commissions
  • Various assignments for Free Tibet Campaign, including acting as conference photographer
  • In-house photographer for the opening by HRH Prince Charles of the Magistrates' Courts in Derby
  • Work exhibited for Ian Parry Award, and also used in a book for the Rutherford Institute for Human Rights
  • Work exhibited for AoP (Association of Photographers)
  • Various Architectural commissions