Located in Te Kauwhata, Waikato NZ
Tell us about yourself. What do you love doing in your spare time? What inspired you to newborn photography and do you photograph other genre’s in your business?
I absolutely love to photograph brand new babies. Capturing real love and emotion in my images is what truly nourishes my soul. My husband and I are dairy farmers in New Zealand. We have 5 children. We love being outdoors and getting out and exploring.
My love for babies inspired me to start taking photos. I also shoot maternity.
I also love to do landscape photography
How would you describe your photography style? What inspires your work?
I love posed sessions rather than lifestyle as I like the planning and styling and knowing what I am going to be doing for the session.
Ana Brandt is one of my biggest inspirations
Who has inspried you and how did you first come across their work?
Ana Brandt is one of my biggest inspirations, I came across her through youtube when I was just starting out
What is one piece of advice you’d give to someone starting a newborn photography business?
Watch lots of tutorials and try and do an in person workshop
What camera do you use? What are your favourite lenses and what’s typically in your camera bag?
I shoot with a Sony A7Riv my go to lens is 24-70mm 2.8 GM
What is your favorite place to hold sessions and why?Where do you photograph most of your sessions? (in studio? on location?)
I mostly shoot in the clients home. It makes for a more relaxing session for mum and baby
What (if any) photography training, mentoring or workshops have you taken?
I have had training with Merrin Easton Photography, I have do online workshops with Kelly Brown, Ana Brandt, Milkway Retreats, Hello Little Props and Amy McDaniel
Tell us about starting your business, and what played a key role in developing a profitable income.
I started just over 18 months ago, I have tried to learn as much as I can about newborn safety and posing to build my portfolio up and get paying clients and then upping my prices as my work improved
Growing pains: tell us about some of your challenges you have faced in your business, and how you overcame them.
Trying to get my work to be consistent when shooting with natural light in clients homes. I will now start taking a portable light to over come inconsistent light
What should clients expect when working with you?
A relaxed session and attention to detail. I never force a baby to do a pose and tell clients that some shots may not be achievable.