So who are Frankly Iris and how did it all start?
We are Vickie and Stephanie, business partners and the best of friends. We met in the playground on our daughters first day of school, all looking lost and in the need of a hand to hold. Since that day bonds and friendships have deepened and now a business has been born.
I’m Vickie a mum to three beautiful and strong-minded girls, Nell, Nancy and Liv. I’m the photographer and normally your first point of contact. I have always been extremely creative but with bills to pay and life getting in the way, I never followed my passion of photography. After the birth of my third child and some life-changing events, I moved to Brentwood Essex, quit my job and studied photography. Stephanie was a huge part of this decision, helping with childcare while I studied and is a continuous source of encouragement. I have naturally developed a style and direction and feel passionate about timeless, high-quality photography.
I’m Stephanie, mum to a beautifully free-spirited daughter Summer and a joyous, smiley son Joey. An Occupational Therapist by trade, I decided there was more to life than heavy caseloads and unable to help those in need due to the ever-increasing budget cuts. I took the decision to leave in 2015 and concentrate on my family while taking my time looking for a new direction. I feel fate brought Vickie and myself together as we both feel so passionately about great photography. We decided that with my organisation skills and Vickie’s photography skills we had to join forces and Frankly Iris was born.
Lastly, you may wonder where did the name Frankly Iris come from? Named after Vickie’s nan and granddad Frank and Iris. Childhood sweethearts, in love till the end and a true family. Everything we stand for here at Frankly Iris xxx