Hello and thank you for visiting my website.

I'm a Stoke Newington based photographer covering North London, East London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

I specialise in newborn, baby, family & wedding photography with the sole purpose of capturing memories through photography using emotive visual storytelling to create beautiful portraits. I also welcome invitations to work with same-sex wedding couples.

My work is contemporary in style, using both colour and black & white to captures the essence of the person through expression, composition and movement.

My work has also featured in national publications and I've been commissioned by established brands to undertake campaigns which have featured in various online and print media.

I have completed a DBS check (formally CRB) and I am fully insured. Safety is paramount when working with babies, especially newborns and therefore I practice safe posing techniques.

I try really hard to make your family feel at ease whilst taking your photographs. The best images come when you feel relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera, this can take time and I never rush the session. I only book one family per morning or afternoon session and will work around your baby, who may need to stop for feeds or changing of nappy or just to have a cuddle and reassurance or to give an excitable or shy child time to trust me and have fun.

Photographing families is such a rewarding career choice and I get to see special intimate moments in the lives of others. It gives me so much pleasure to see peoples reactions and the odd tear of happiness in reaction to their set of images or wall art.

Wall art is so special because it captures one precious moment in time of your constantly evolving and changing little one. They are pieces of art that can be cherished for a lifetime and handed down through the family.

I strive to improve and develop my knowledge of photography further with each project undertaken, there is always something new that can be learnt. I aim to give my clients the best possible images that I can with a great set to take away as digital files, containing a variety of options for that special one for the wall.

I would love to discuss how I can help you achieve special images of your family. Please feel free to contact or email me: nicola@nicolahippisley.com. I will reply to you very promptly.

Would you like to know a little about me?

I'm a mum of two gorgeous children who make me smile and laugh every day (in between the more challenging moments, of course!).

Besides photography, I love art, reading, walking, travelling, exploring new places and meeting new people - you could say I'm a very curious, visual person.

My journey with photography began during a self-funded gap year, spent exploring Morocco, Egypt, Israel, India, Thailand and Malaysia. Using a portfolio of portraiture, landscapes and documentary photography created on that trip, I went on to study a degree course in Photography and Design at Newcastle College, School of Art.

College led to some fortunate work experience opportunities with several London commercial photographers. I was lucky to gain experience assisting a number of them practising in food & still life, advertising, fashion, and even the odd sports car in the rolling Tuscan Hills.

After a few years of assisting, I met my husband, got married and then my own little family arrived. Using my knowledge and passion for photography, I started a new business of my own, working with babies, children and families and I've never looked back! That was fifteen years ago. How. time. flies.

I look forward to meeting you and yours!