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Privacy Policy

Hi! I’m Carla, trading as, and I have total respect for your personal data. You provide data to me in a number of ways by using this website and enquiring/booking my services, by email or my contact form, or making purchases/downloads from the shop (yay, shopping!).

Here’s what I collect & how I use it

Obviously if we are discussing a booking, I need to know who you are 🙂 Similarly if you order from the shop, I need to be able to get your order to you safely, whether physically or by the magic of the internet! (Srsly, what did we do without the internet?!)

I collect your email address, postal address & phone number – I use this to complete your order and contact you if there are any problems (for example, if your parcel gets returned to me because Royal Mail are having an off day).

I keep records of each sale in a spreadsheet in Dropbox, plus in a hard copy folder in my studio. I am obliged to keep these for the purpose of running my business properly and completing my tax return accurately. The folder is removed to a locked filing cabinet when I am away from home.

I keep this information in my email folders, plus in hard copy in a folder in my studio. The folder is removed to a locked filing cabinet when I am away from home.

Here’s where else your data may be used:

My shop payment processor is PayPal and WooCommerce deals with the automated downloads – I never see your payment details.

Here are other things you need to know:

Marketing / newsletter consent

In various places around this website, on my social media pages and at fairs & events, you have the opportunity to sign up for my mailing list. This list is where I share thoughts, musings & blog posts, and link to blogs, articles & other news & things I think will be of interest to you.

By signing up, you are giving me permission to send you these emails, and if at any time you would like to stop receiving them, you can do so with the unsubscribe link which appears at the bottom of every email I send.


Mmmm, cookies! Sadly the ones this website uses are not the edible kind, but on the plus side, don’t leave crumbs! They are small files saved to your computer, which help make your user experience better.

This is a WordPress website, and uses Google Analytics to anonymously track user activity, which gives me data to make your user experience of this site better (because, y’know, there are enough shit websites on the internet without me adding to that list!).

You are in total control of your cookies – you can switch permission on & off in the settings of your browser. However, please know that many modern websites will not function well without cookies.

Links to other websites

I link to lots of other lovely websites, and cannot take responsibility for the content of these. I do try to keep an eye on any links that are broken, but the contents of those sites are nothing to do with me.

Your rights under GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation gives you lots more control over your personal data – yay! If you want to know more, visit the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office – they do love their acronyms) and will tell you all about it.

Phew, we made it!

That’s pretty much it! A long way of saying, I’m doing my very best to be GDPR compliant, and will also do my best to stay up to date with it. However, I will also always prioritise your sessions & editing 🙂

Well done if you’ve read this far – and if you have any questions, you can contact me:

By email:

By post: Carla Louise, c/o Carla Watkins Photography, Studio 19, The Old Maltings, Station Road, Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7RT (because no individual business owner should have to post their own address on the internet…!)