Pat Simmons LRPS

Mary McDowall

Pat’s has combined her love for photography with a successful career in education.  She is a self-taught photographer whose skill and expertise has resulted in a variety of commissions in wedding and portrait photography.


Mary is an experienced Tour Leader, who has been lucky enough to work in travel for the past 20 years, hosting group holidays around the world for a number of national travel companies.  

She has now decided to concentrate on her passion for travel and nature photography, using her teaching skills to inspire and encourage others to develop their own creative style.  Pat believes that everybody should learn at their own pace, and will support you in developing your photography skills in the way you want them to go.


She holds the Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society (LRPS), has taken part in a number of RPS projects and had work exhibited in London.


You can see examples of her work below:

She takes a hands-on approach to every last detail of the holiday to ensure that it will run as smoothly as possible, her key focus being that everybody has the best possible holiday experience.


She also believes that fun, laughter and enjoyment are the key ingredients to a successful holiday!  Having set up and successfully run Atlantic Golf Holidays for a number of years, she is excited to have joined forces with Pat to  venture into the field of photography.


Mary and Pat have combined their skills and expertise to create Living Lens Holidays and look forward to welcoming you on a trip soon.