Santoshi Padhiar’s photography career started in early 1996 in Southampton, whilst studying for a degree in photography at Southampton University.
She moved to London and started working in the corporate finance industry, but quickly realised her real love was photography. So she decided to follow her heart, going from earning over £60,000 a year to just £6.00 per hour, chasing her dream!!
Before long, Santoshi was shooting for high-end designers across the UK, and creating the most illustrative portrait and location photography for her clients. After establishing herself amongst contemporary photographers she expanded her work into the fashion, TV and film industries.
Her work has been published across the UK, Europe and the USA. Clients include The Sun, Gillette, GAP, Porsche, BlackBerry, Kia, Macallan Whiskey and Debenhams to just name a few. Her celebrity clients include JLS(of X Factor fame), DJ Dan Price (one of the most promising stars of future House music) and Nichola Fynn (British actress who has since moved to LA starring in the new Bond film and Glee.
Santoshi is considered by many to be the best newborn photographer in the UK.