Pearl graduated from Swansea Metropolitan University with a 2:1 degree in BA (Hons) Photojournalism. She is currently based in Cardiff and works in a freelance capacity.

Pearl became a freelance photographer in 2012 working on weddings and commercial assignments in the South Wales area. In 2013 she began her first media role for an indie documentary production company.

Pearl then moved to London and went on to become an Assistant Producer for Channel 4 News and the BBC. Alongside producing, she became the BBC photographer and retoucher for World at One, Womens Hour, The News Quiz with Miles Jupp, Glastonbury Festival, Reading and Leeds Festival, Live Lounge, and Songs of Praise.