A TALENTED eight-year-old with an artistic eye and a love of nature has landed the job of a lifetime as a travel photographer.
Wren, 8, from Woodstock, won a competition organised by a family travel firm to hire a budding snapper to document what it’s like to holiday as a child.
Wren’s mum Caroline who submitted her application said: “Born with a natural eye for nature photography and a heart for wildlife, Wren was keen to demonstrate her love for nature by submitting three photographs of the outdoors.
“The first features a close-up of an opening within a slate wall revealing a luminous blue coastal landscape. The second, a beautifully intimate shot capturing a family of swans floating downstream and lastly, an artistic snapshot of the sun hitting the leaves of a plant as it floats in the wind revealing its deep red colouring.”
Family travel company tripAbrood received hundreds of applications for the role of Chief Kids Officer, open to anyone aged five to 12 years old.
Chief executive and founder Alexa-Maria Rathbone Barker has now given Wren the important job of documenting her and her family’s trips to the company’s holiday destinations with photographs and content.
The judging team included popular family influencer Emma Conway known on Instagram as @brummymummyof2, who said she was blown away by the level of talent and creativity across all applications received.
Asked how she felt about her new role, Wren said: “Good, amazing, absolutely thrilled. It’s just I was really lucky to be the Chief Kids Officer.
“There were loads of other people in the country who could have been it, but, no it was me, and I am so happy and grateful. I love just going out into the world and seeing all the beautiful things in a different way.
“I love travelling, seeing the fluffy white clouds, and looking out of boats into the blue sea. When I’m on holiday I love the beautiful sunshine in other countries, the different things that we can’t see in England, like water monitors or peacocks.”
Ms Rathbone Barker said judging the competition had been rewarding.
“I am in awe of all the talented junior photographers that applied and wish they could all be winners! I’m so pleased, however, to appoint Wren to the role.
“From the start we loved the unique perspective and framing of her photographs and when I interviewed her she really stood out as a confident, creative and adventurous photographer, and I can’t wait to see what pictures she comes back with from her holidays.”