I work from my beautiful home studio here in Wilmslow. I’m lucky to have a designated space at the front of my house which I’ve turned into a natural light studio for all of my indoor work. Its a lovely, bright, calm space and families have all told me how my home has a lovely welcoming feel to it. I typically only book one family in per day so that you are never rushed. Longer sessions include drinks and light refreshments. I also have little box of toys to keep siblings entertained.
Hygiene: The Studio is cleaned thoroughly after each use, any props used are washed before being used again. Hand gel is used throughout the session. I have an amazing Blueair air purifier that runs constantly during sessions as well as always having the window open.
I also offer ‘in home’ lifestyle sessions for any families preferring their own home setting for a photoshoot instead.
Outdoor Mini Sessions are held outdoors during Spring / Summer and Autumn, I have a couple of secret ‘outdoor’ locations that I often use that are much more private/quiet.
After your session your images are ‘culled’ (i.e. I pick the best ones from the shoot) they are then edited to give them the light, creamy airy look that Nurtured With Love is so well known for. Some sessions take longer than others to edit as there maybe a lot of background work to do like cloning blankets in where they are missing, removing creases or wet patches (yes babies sometimes pee everywhere !!) doing ‘head swaps’ where someone maybe has their eyes shut on a group family picture (usually daddy !!), or removing things like baby acne or pimples. The list of ‘edits’ is endless but you get the gist.
One thing I am very passionate about (esp as a mum to a daughter) is body altering in photoshop and I have made a promise to never alter someones body shape to ‘enhance’ an image. I am a proud supporter of the Body Image Movement and recommend ALL women take time to watch the ‘Embrace’ documentary made by the awesome Taryn Brumfitt who is traveling the world inspiring women to change the way they feel about themselves and how they think about their bodies esp after childbirth. Taryn is a mum of 3 herself and is on a mission to encourage positive body image by demanding mandatory labelling on photoshopped imagery so that we (as consumers) know if we are looking at something that is real or not.
Check it out……we should learn to grow and love everyBODY.