A little about me . . .
My career and life over the past 25 years since graduating with distinction in photography at Newcastle College School of Art in 1995 has been rich and varied, and I like to think the different experiences feed into each other – making me all the better behind the lens.
I am a mother of two girls, now teenagers, so am comfortable photographing newborns, children and families. I’ve been there, and know what makes a baby or two-year-old smile and cry – and equally challenging, perhaps, how to relate to teenagers.
My experience photographing families lends itself to weddings with guests of all ages. If you want that cheeky shot of a toddler peeking backward over a church pew, or bridesmaids comparing posies at the reception and Grandma a little tipsy at the champagne bar, I am your photographer. Oh, and I’m married myself – so know all about wedding planning and nerves, as well as the joys.
Before setting up my own portraiture and wedding photography business 20 years ago, from my home studio in Stoke Newington, North London, I cut my teeth in the photography industry assisting some leading photographers.
I worked on Vogue magazine with fashion photographer, Kristoph Klerk (who previously assisted Richard Avedon!), for Portrait Photographer Sandra Lousada on Bride Magazine and children’s fashion shoots for Next and Debenhams, and in Tuscany with location photographer Martin Beckett. I even spent three weeks with world-famous social-documentary photographer Sebastiao Salgado, driving him around London as he worked on a project here.
These formative years gave me a love of the ever-evolving technical side of photography and I now pride myself on this as much as my creativity. I use the latest camera, lighting and editing equipment – and as a sideline to my studio and wedding work, have photographed in-store displays for Calvin Klein’s and Tommy Hilfiger’s flagships in central London, as well as their wholesale showrooms.
A lot of families also prefer to book an outdoor shoot, as detailed in my portfolio page, and the magic of this is how we can use the natural light of the different seasons. The Great Outdoors can also work wonders for easing people’s inhibitions in front of the camera.
I hope this gives you a better picture of who I am and how I work. If you would like to discuss a possible shoot, please contact me by using the button below or give me a call on 07852 736 794 - and I look forward to meeting you.
Kind regards, Nicola
Milly & Conrad
“The photos from our wedding are truly beautiful and capture our special day perfectly. We would highly recommend Nicola to anyone for their wedding day, she was extremely professional and utilised the space and timings for each location very well. She coped with my demanding family and worked hard whilst remaining calm and friendly!”