Welcome to hattiemiles.com

I've been a professional photographer for more than thirty years - and there's seldom been a dull moment.  I'm very lucky to have chosen a career that has given me great opportunites and lots of fun too.  

Now freelance, and working alongside my husband, writer Jeremy Miles, I take photographs almost daily.  I work for a variety of employers including national and regional magazines and newspapers.  I also specialise in photographing artists, actors, writers and broadcasters.  You can see some of my favourite portraits on the gallery section of this site.  

Above is a photograph of me working on Christmas Day a few years ago. Believe it or not, I'm covering the annual festive swim on Boscombe Beach. Batman and Robin were just two of the brave souls who turned up in fancy dress. Just out of shot are dozens of other bizarrely dressed individuals who took to the chilly waters as part of the Bournemouth Spartans' plunge.  If nothing else, it's proof that photographers seldom take a day off!!

It’s behind you!! Oh no it isn’t!! 


Pantomime season starts mid summer for photographers when press-calls introduce the casts from our major venues.  This picture was a candid shot taken during the Lighthouse Poole photo-call at the town’s historic Guildhall.  The cast of Dick Whittington were larking about between posed pictures. You can see the actor Richard Gibson as Alderman Fitzwarren  making a bid for freedom with the ever-popular Chris Jarvis as Dick Whittington, second right, and members of the company.  It’s always fun, as are the pantomimes themselves.  Not long now before the  photo-calls for the 2019 season.

Quote of the month: 

“Photography isn’t about seeing, it’s about feeling. If I don’t have some kind of feeling for what I’m shooting, how can I expect the person who looks at it to feel anything” … Don McCullin 

Thank you everyone whose given me interesting photographic work since 2011 when I became a freelance, and to all the lovely people who come on my walkingtalks too!!

Thank you Chris Howard and everyone at Amica IT for being such fun and for being marvellously patient! Highly recommended for all IT issues. 

Thank you Paul Williams for all your help over the past years … your skill at getting the very best out of a photograph is just fantastic! Highly recommended for all digital photo printing.

*walkingtalks picture courtesy of regular walker RAD Howard

© Hattie Miles 2019