Maternity photo shoots

We live in a 3 storey Victorian house which allows us the fortunate position of being able to have a small studio in the comfort of our own home.

We have been so busy with wedding photography over the last few years we haven’t really made full use of our studio. My wife, Nicola, has been been a second shooter at all our weddings for the last few years and more recently decided to take several photography courses to help her develop her skills.  Well she has well and truly got the techie bug now!

Nicola has decided to develop and expand our studio work, initially concentrating on maternity photo shoots and newborn baby shoots.

We were recently contacted by Helen & Jason, I had photographed their wedding a few years ago and they booked a family portrait session with me last year along with 12 month old Luke – Helen shared the good news with us earlier in the year that they were expecting their second baby in August and wanted to book a maternity portrait session with. This seemed like the ideal opportunity for Nicola to begin her journey – we spoke to Helen and Jason who were happy to help out.

Nicola comments, “As Stuart has said whilst I have been photographing at our weddings for the last few years I wasn’t ever really too interested in the technical side of things.  After taking several photography courses this year that has all changed!  I am now keen to develop and build on the skills I have learnt and am excited about expanding our the maternity & baby section part of our business.  Being a mum myself I know how special the journey of new life is and can’t wait to record the special milestones for couples across Kent.  I am very grateful to Helen and Jason for allowing me to photograph such a special point in time for them.  We were all a little nervous at the beginning of the shoot, but I soon managed to put them at their ease and I was pleased with the results.

A week later Helen and Jason viewed their gallery and sent us the following message

“Nicola, Thank you so much for my maternity photo shoot. I was really nervous but you put me at ease straight away. You had some really good ideas which have turned out looking very natural and I am now struggling to decide which photos to order! Stuart took our wedding photos and our first family photo shoot with our first born. We are so happy with this fantastic family business and cannot wait to return to your studio with our new edition some time after August! !”

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Family portraits studio shoot

A family visited our studio yesterday for a family portraits sitting.  The sitting was a celebration of  Dad's big birthday – his 21st of course!. The boys were a little reluctant to be photographs but soon relaxed and dare I say "enjoyed" the shoot – the eldest enquired about have a portrait session with his girlfriend so it can't have been too traumatic for him!