“As well as being a full time photographer I am a busy mum of two crazy boys. I adore and admire their pure spirit and innocent nature and I strive to capture that in my photographs.
I love photography as I get to capture those perfect moments for eternity, especially the ones that would otherwise be lost forever. As they grow I continually look back and relive those moments through the eyes of a proud Mum.
I have always had an interest in photography but it wasn’t until after I had my 2nd child in 2008 I found a real passion for it, and then responded to my true calling in 2010 when Sarah Wilkes Photography was born.
Previously a Nursery Nurse I always loved working with children so when I went into photography this genre was a natural progression and I still love it.
I learned a lot about photography and then spent 2 years portfolio building before going into business progressing my Art of Photography.
I now feel very proud to be one of the leading specialist newborn Art photographers in the UK.
In 2014 I was The Guild of Photographers – Newborn & Baby Photographer of the Year Runner up, I gained the unique distinction of The Photographers Bar and the International top 10 photographer award. I was very pleased in 2015 to win Newborn Baby Photographer of the Year and again gaining the distinction of becoming a member of The Photographers Bar for the 2nd year running in not one but two categories Newborn and Child therefore winning one category and gaining the international top 10 awards in both.
In 2012 I was Newborn Photographer of the year runner up with the International Professional Photographers and in 2015 I became their Overall Photographer of the Year. I gained their Inspirational Member Award that same year along with 3 highly commended awards. In 2016 I was lucky enough to gain their title of Portrait Photographer of the Year.
I run a boutique studio within the heart of a Garden village based in Nottingham and I train professional photographers from all over the world in the ‘Art’ of Newborn photography and safe baby posing.
I am Co-founder of The Newborn Photography Show which is the first photography show of its kind in Europe to specialise in maternity, newborn and child photography. It is a trade show and provides master classes for the newborn specialist photographer, bringing the very best suppliers and trainers in the industry together with growing success each year.
Over the past year I have branched out with my photography to offer Fine Art child portraits which has now become my new love.
I am a perfectionist and passionate about my work, nothing is more rewarding than being able to capture a moment in time, that can be enjoyed for ever by creating stunning pieces of Wall Art from my Clients lives and know that it will be with them for generations to come.”