Gypsy Westwood is a family photographer based in Ibiza. She specialises in Wedding and Family Portrait photography. She was born and brought up on the island to English parents. They moved to London in 1988 for higher education, and she returned in 2001 to make the island her home again. She began by having a very diverse portfolio of property, food, event and product clients, stepping into weddings and family portraits as the industry and popularity of the island grew. Gypsy photographed her first wedding in Ibiza in 2003.
Gypsy was one of the first English-speaking photographers to work with a more relaxed and natural style of shooting. Her style at a wedding, event or family shoot is to be a non-intrusive presence. She captures the intricacies of the whole experience as she sees them unfolding around her. She says her art is capturing the moments as naturally as possible, with little guidance but lots of observation – not missing detail and definitely capturing the emotions of the moment.
Her years of experience have shown her she really LOVES photographing people. There is beauty in capturing the true essence of a character in a photograph. That natural and spontaneous instant can sometimes reflect a whole personality, a mood or an emotion. It can tell a story. For her, that is the essence of being a portrait photographer. Her photography is about finding those authentic moments that allow all emotions to shine through. Whether at a wedding, with a family on holiday or in a single portrait.