As a mum myself, I love photographing children of all ages. Their unpredictability can often be challenging but I find it so rewarding and exciting capturing them growing up. Children change so quickly and, for me, there is nothing nicer than looking back on old photographs and seeing how much they change. I’m personally at a stage now where I’m looking back through photographs which I have taken of my son over the last few years and thinking “wow, was he really that small and baby-faced”. When you spend every day with your children you kind of think they look the same but are just growing taller. It’s only when you look back on photos from a couple of years ago that you notice the difference in them is more than them growing taller … they’re growing up! The feeling I get from looking at photos is quite magical and why I love photographing children.
Lifestyle Portrait Sessions
I specialise in outdoor portrait sessions for children but also photograph teenagers, grown-ups and families. Known as lifestyle portrait sessions, these take place either at a country park, at your home or another location of your choice which may be special to you and your family.
Lifestyle portrait sessions are an informal and a relaxed way of creating beautiful portraits and I love to use the surrounding environment to create artistic portraits. I then creatively edit your photos to make them even more special.
Photographing outdoors using natural light gives everyone the freedom to move around without being restricted by the set-up of a studio which works really well when photographing children as they are not confined to one spot. People of all ages are instantly more relaxed in an outdoor environment which ultimately shows in the photos.
For teenagers and younger people, their portrait session can be photographed with a fashion element. Still shot outside, the photos will have a fashion editorial style to them which really appeals to teenagers.
Newborn photography usually occurs when babies are 5-10 days old. During this phase, it is more achievable to capture the “curled up” baby poses. After this time babies are a little more wriggly so it’s not always possible to capture these poses but those cute baby photos will still be achieved.
If you would like to arrange a newborn photography session, this needs to be booked in advance and if your baby arrives early or late, then the date will be re-arranged accordingly.
Newborn sessions can take place at your home or in a studio environment, whichever is more convenient to you. Newborn sessions do last longer than a standard portrait session but you are only charged the one session fee so don’t worry if it takes a while to get your baby settle as I always leave sufficient time to take account of the extra time required.
Studio Portrait Sessions
Although I primarily specialise in lifestyle portraits, I offer limited studio portrait sessions at premises in Nottingham.
If you would like to speak to me about a portrait session, please call on 07977 499473 or contact me via my website.