Quite simply, these little beauts right here, my gorgeous children.
I have always loved photography even as a child, in fact I took my first baby portrait when I was 12. Considering I only had a very cheap very basic camera and all I had was what was in the house, (so I used a towel), it actually wasn't bad.
Photography has always fascinated me and actually still does, how I can capture every detail of a baby or a person & have that forever to look at, even when they have grown or may no longer be with us, I can still see them just as they were, I mean how amazing is that?
Before I had Ella, I had no idea I would become a photographer, I had a decentish camera at this point as I could finally afford one, but I used it just for holidays & occasions, I had no idea the impact my little Ella Bongo(don't ask why I called her that, but it stuck) was going to have on my life.
I just could not believe that I had managed to produce such a perfect little baby & I became obsessed with looking at her & every day I would see a slight little change & I felt panicked that I wouldn't be able to remember those details, the little faces she pulled, the baby hair & cute little thing she used to do with her mouth. I didn't want to forget, I wanted to always remember her like this & feel the feeling I had when I looked at her this small.
So that was it, My camera saved me, it saved my memories, my feelings, the moments.
I knew then just how important these photos were then & would be even more so in years to come.
I remember seeing a newborn photograph in a magazine and thinking it was the most beautiful image I had ever seen, I knew then that I wanted to be able to create images like that, so I spent a ton of money and time training, because I wanted to be the best I could be, because if I was going to do this, I was going to do it properly, no half measures. Now when I look at that image I can see just how far I have come and how much the hard work has paid off. I have exceeded that image by far and that makes me extremely happy to know that I have achieved this, from no idea to Associate and award winning. To being able to provide my clients with not only stunning images of their baby, but a service I am proud of. Each and everyone of you, when you book with me, gets 100% of my passion, determination, creation and love put into your session.
I train every year to ensure you receive the best possible experience, from images, to the time in the studio, to the product choice.
So since then I have been awarded my 2nd newborn safety certification, which was only introduced in April 2017. What this means is your baby's safety is my no1 priority, I will never take risks, your baby will be supported and posed with the greatest of care and composites will be taken where necessary.
I am one of a very few uk photographers who have this certification.
I am also extremely proud to say I am a professional fully qualified Associate member of The Master Photographers Association and have won many awards for my work.
Recently I have just been asked to be a judge for one of the most prestigious national photography awards & I must say I enjoyed every minute of it.
The Studio otherwise known as the"Baby Maldives"
I have a cosy, relaxing home based studio, which is full of gorgeous props and accessories to use throughout your session.
My aim is to create beautiful images for you to cherish forever and for you to have a relaxed and enjoyable experience.
This is where the magic happens, my happy place, this is where I create memories for so many family's, this is where I create more than a photograph but a little piece of art & love of your baby. It is the start of documenting your baby's story through pictures!