Nottingham Newborn Baby Photographer

Nottingham Newborn Baby Photographer

Nottingham Newborn Baby Photographer

My goodness it’s been a while since I blogged! I thought I would share a few resent images of the gorgeous babies I have been photographing and hope to blog more over the next few weeks.

I am truly blessed to do this as my career! How many of us can say they are totally in love with what they do?
The hours are tough especially with all the editing, and into the small wee hours, but to see the reaction of my clients when they come to their viewing makes it totally worth it. To create that perfect gift for them, to know that my Wall Art of their beautiful baby will be displayed in their home for many a year and past down from generation to generation…How wonderful is that!
I recently had another photographer come to me for training as she was inspired by my work. This is what she said on her Facebook page later that day “Wow what an amazing and inspirational day! Thank you so much Sarah Wilkes for mentoring me today! Loved it! X x” Again makes me feel so proud I can share what I do.
For now I will leave you with some beautiful bundles of Joy!

Taco Pose
Head on Arms newborn pose
Touchie Up pose

Newborn sibling silver  Award
Newborn Wrap
Taco
Newborn wraps

 

Studio Grande Opening – Sarah Wilkes Photography

Studio Grande Opening – Sarah Wilkes Photography

Studio Grande Opening – Sarah Wilkes Photography

Some exciting news!!!

My studio is having a Grande Opening on the 31st August at 11am. 

I am amazed to say not only will we be having Punch and Judy and things for the kids, We will be having Lee Brennan ITV2′s Big Reunion & 90′s boy-band star from 911 to officially open The Studio.

Have I told you how excited I am? SQeeeeeeeeeL!

He is a budding Photographer himself so was only apt that he open the studio for us. So why not come and join in the fun and just take a look at the finished studio!

The Studio, Floralands Farm Park & Garden Village, Catfoot Lane, Lambley Nottingham NG4 4QL

#911 @911official @MrLeeBrennan

Mel From Mel’s Punch & Judy will be doing the traditional Punch & Judy loved by all ages as well as plate spinning, Candy Floss and Test your Strength!

Come and join us for a fantastic day and don’t forget the Farm Park and adventure playground will also be open at Floralands for your kids to go and play, as well as the garden center, gift shop and coffee shop.

Studio Grande Opening - Sarah Wilkes Photography

If you would like to inquire or book a portrait session please click this link NOW Nottingham Newborn Baby Photographer

Photographers, don’t forget you can purchase my newborn posing booklet from my Etsy

Nottingham Award Winning Photographer

Nottingham Award Winning Photographer

Nottingham Award Winning Photographer

I am delighted to announce over the last two months I have been given 4 Silver Awards and 5 Bronze awards.

These awards were given from The International Professional Photographers and The Guild Of Professional Photographers. I am absolutely over the moon to keep receiving these awards and would like to thank my Fantastic Clients for continually booking me and bringing their amazing fantastic children to me to make it possible!

Nottingham Award Winning Photographer

Nottingham Award Winning Photographer

Nottingham Award Winning Photographer
Nottingham Award Winning Photographer
Newborn Nighty Nght pose
Nottingham Award Winning Photographer
Nottingham Award Winning Photographer
Baby Photography Nottingham
Nottingham Award Winning Photographer

If you would like to inquire or book a portrait session please click this link NOW Nottingham Newborn Baby Photographer

Photographers, don’t forget you can purchase my newborn posing booklet from my Etsy

Studio Refurb Nottingham

Studio Refurb Nottingham

Studio Refurb Nottingham

 

Wow well this post is a very very long time in coming!

Some of you may remember my 1st post about my new studio and the refurb project, well you can see it here if you missed it, and to refresh your memory as this post is a follow on from where I left off and right up to the finished article!

When I say it is a long time in coming that is because I have been open since April and we are already in July but I have been so so busy that it has taken a while to bring this to you.

Blood, sweat, tears and a lot of frustration later I can finally show you my amazing new Boutique Studio space! This is what I like to call ‘My Happy Place’, with very special thanks to my Son’s Dad a great friend (Although after this not so sure now ha-ha!) You can see some of his amazing props scattered around the studio in my images and video. His website is http://www.wondrouswoods.co.uk/ Be sure to check it out if you are a newborn photographer.

I am open for people to just pop by and come look round but please pop me an email to ensure I will be there as I tend at the moment only go when I have shoots and then the main door will be locked to ensure my clients privacy.

Hope you enjoy looking at my images pop me some feedback on my Facebook page thanks x

Don’t forget if you would like to book a session in my amazing new studio space please contact me well in advance, especially for newborn shoots it is best to contact me whilst still pregnant to ensure your session.

 

This is the props /viewing room

 

Just a small pile of rubbish then!

This is up the stairs in the Kitchen to store all my rubbish and props I don’t want on show.

Studio Referb Nottingham

Just a reminder of before!

Newborn Baby Photographer Nottingham

AND THE FINISHED VIEWING ROOM
Studio Referb Nottingham

 

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Nottingham Baby Photographer
Nottingham Baby Photographer
Nottingham Baby Photographer
Nottingham Baby Photographer
Nottingham Baby Photographer
Nottingham Baby Photographer
Nottingham Baby Photographer
Nottingham Baby Photographer
Nottingham Baby Photographer
Studio Referb Nottingham
Studio Referb Nottingham
Studio Referb Nottingham
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Studio Referb Nottingham
Studio Referb Nottingham
Studio Referb Nottingham
Studio Referb Nottingham
Studio Referb Nottingham
Studio Referb Nottingham
Studio Referb Nottingham
Studio Referb Nottingham
Studio Referb Nottingham
Studio Referb Nottingham
Studio Referb Nottingham
Studio Referb Nottingham
Studio Referb Nottingham
Studio Referb Nottingham

And Now for the Powder Room!

 

Finished Room, One of my favorite rooms the colours are beautiful and I want a sofa in here just so I can sit ha-ha!

Kitchen

 

 

Finished Kitchen

Shooting Room See how its coming along!

Remember how it looked?

And the finished Images

Walk through Video of studio please take a little time to take a peek!

 

Photographers if you would like to inquire about a 1-1 newborn posing mentor session click this link NOW 1-1 Training Nottinghamshire Newborn Photographer

If you would like to inquire or book a portrait session please click this link NOW Nottingham Newborn Baby Photographer

Photographers, don’t forget you can purchase my newborn posing booklet from my Etsy

Maternity Newborn Photography Nottingham

Maternity Newborn Photography Nottingham

Maternity Newborn Photography Nottingham.

I am catching up with my blog posts, so this one I am going to post both the bump session and the newborn session combined!

This fantastic couple came all the way from chile! Of course when dad told me he was in the military we had to get him in his uniform and baby in part of it too!

Master J was soooo gorgeous and amazing to photograph! In fact he was one of my last babies to photograph in my old studio! Yes that is how long I have neglected this blog as I moved to my new one in April this year!

Shame on me!

Maternity Newborn Photography Nottingham Welcomes you to the world Master J…..

Maternity  Newborn Photography Nottingham
Maternity  Newborn Photography Nottingham
Maternity Newborn Photography Nottingham
Maternity Newborn Photography Nottingham
Maternity  Newborn Photography Nottingham

Maternity  Newborn Photography Nottingham
Maternity Newborn Photography Nottingham
Maternity  Newborn Photography Nottingham
Maternity and Newborn Photography Nottingham
Maternity Newborn Photography Nottingham
Maternity Newborn Photography Nottingham
Maternity  Newborn Photography Nottingham
Maternity Newborn Photography Nottingham
Maternity Newborn Photography Nottingham

 

Photographers if you would like to inquire about a 1-1 newborn posing mentor session click this link NOW 1-1 Training Nottinghamshire Newborn Photographer

If you would like to inquire or book a portrait session please click this link NOW Nottingham Newborn Baby Photographer

Photographers, don’t forget you can purchase my newborn posing booklet from my Etsy

Maternity Photographer Floralands Nottingham

Maternity Photographer  Floralands Nottingham

Maternity Photographer Floralands Nottingham. This session saw me at my New Studio Based in Lambley for a maternity session.

I love my Job so much especially when I get Bump and baby packages booked!

Getting to meet the parents before baby is born is so amazing and share in their excitement. This mum- to- be was stunning and simply beautiful to photograph. We had a bit of fun with the Dad to be too!

Please book me for your newborn session just after your 16 week scan to avoid disappointment, and to be guaranteed a session. Baby will need to come into the studio before they are 10 days old so don’t leave it too late.

Maternity Photographer Floralands Nottingham
Maternity Nottingham
Maternity Photographer Nottingham
Maternity
Maternity Photographer Floralands Nottingham
Maternity Photographer Floralands Nottingham

 

If you would like to inquire or book a portrait session please click this link NOW Nottingham Newborn Photographer

 

Photographers, don’t forget you can purchase my newborn posing booklet from my Etsy

Newborn Art Workshop Nottingham

Newborn Art Workshop Nottingham

Lots of teaching sessions lately! I was back  at my studio within the Heart of Floralands Farm Park & Garden Village teaching another photographer the ‘Art’ of Newborn Photography.

Newborn Art Workshop Nottingham

Again with a little toughy! He really did not want to stay asleep he was too nosy as to what was going on ha-ha! WE got some cute awake poses and of course some of the typical Newborn Art bean bag shots including the Taco pose which he seemed to love being in!

My Newborn Art Workshops run like my own client shoots; you would see how I set everything up. My mentee gets the chance to shoot a huge range of photographs that may be blogged with a description about the session, I demonstrate safe baby posing, how to mold and handle baby, compositional tricks to create those WOW poses my clients have grown to love, and soothing tips and tricks that have earned me the name ‘Baby Whisperer’ among them. You also get hands on experience by helping with the composite shots and trying a pose for yourself under my guidance. Of course all this is Baby led and we will take babies lead to ensure their safety and comfort at all times.

I will take you through doing composites as I use these at ALL times for safety. A composite shot is one that consists of 2 or more images merged together in Photoshop so baby is being held at all times for safety.

After I take my mentee through an edit of one of the photographs of the day showing them before and after shots and explain how to achieve the finished look. There is chance for loads of questions throughout the shoot as and when they would like to ask anything. And chance to just relax and chat after the session.

Here is a breakdown of what is covered.

PowerPoint presentation covering:

Preparing parents for the session.

Planning and Prep

Building a client photographer relationship.

Sleep & How covering newborns sleep cycles

Safety

Then we go on to the practical and look at

Setting up

I demonstrate safe baby posing and pose flowing, how to mold and handle baby,

Compositional tricks to create those WOW poses my clients have grown to love,

Soothing tips and tricks that have earned me the name ‘Baby Whisperer’ among them.

How to recognize sleep patterns and work with them to get the best poses.

Hands on experience helping with the compositional shots and posing on the bean bag under my supervision

Wrapping

Composites – from the actual set up to the finished image as I use these at ALL times for safety.

Editing techniques – of one of the photographs of the day showing the before and after shots and explain how to achieve the finished look.

I am an open book there is chance for loads of questions throughout the shoot as and when they would like to ask anything. Chance to just relax and chat after the session.

Welcome to the Word Sweet George

Newborn Taco Pose
Newborn Taco Pose
Newborn Art Workshop Nottingham
Newborn Art Workshop Nottingham
Awake Newborn Shot
Awake Baby Shot
How to Wrap a Newborn
Newborn Bowl Shot
Newborn bowl shot

 

 

If you would like to inquire or book a portrait session please click this link NOW Nottingham Newborn Photographer

 

Photographers, don’t forget you can purchase my newborn posing booklet from my Etsy

Newborn Art Posing Nottingham

 Newborn Art Posing Nottingham

 

Its been way to long since my last post so over the next week I think I will be playing a little catch up!

The other day saw me at my New Studio within the Heart of Floralands Farm Park & Garden Village teaching another photographer the ‘Art’ of Newborn Photography.  Newborn Art Posing Nottingham

This little monkey gave me a run for my money as he was very difficult to settle and not very tolerant to the posing. We still managed to get some wonderful shots for the parents.

My Newborn Art Workshops run like my own client shoots; you would see how I set everything up. My mentee gets the chance to shoot a huge range of photographs that may be blogged with a description about the session, I demonstrate safe baby posing, how to mold and handle baby, compositional tricks to create those WOW poses my clients have grown to love, and soothing tips and tricks that have earned me the name ‘Baby Whisperer’ among them. You also get hands on experience by helping with the composite shots and trying a pose for yourself under my guidance. Of course all this is Baby led and we will take babies lead to ensure their safety and comfort at all times.

I will take you through doing composites as I use these at ALL times for safety. A composite shot is one that consists of 2 or more images merged together in Photoshop so baby is being held at all times for safety.

After I take my mentee through an edit of one of the photographs of the day showing them before and after shots and explain how to achieve the finished look. There is chance for loads of questions throughout the shoot as and when they would like to ask anything. And chance to just relax and chat after the session.

Here is a breakdown of what is covered.

PowerPoint presentation covering:

Preparing parents for the session.

Planning and Prep

Building a client photographer relationship.

Sleep & How covering newborns sleep cycles

Safety

Then we go on to the practical and look at

Setting up

I demonstrate safe baby posing and pose flowing, how to mold and handle baby,

Compositional tricks to create those WOW poses my clients have grown to love,

Soothing tips and tricks that have earned me the name ‘Baby Whisperer’ among them.

How to recognize sleep patterns and work with them to get the best poses.

Hands on experience helping with the compositional shots and posing on the bean bag under my supervision

Wrapping

Composites – from the actual set up to the finished image as I use these at ALL times for safety.

Editing techniques – of one of the photographs of the day showing the before and after shots and explain how to achieve the finished look.

I am an open book there is chance for loads of questions throughout the shoot as and when they would like to ask anything. Chance to just relax and chat after the session.

Welcome to the Word Sweet Sam

 Newborn Art Posing Nottingham

 

 

 

If you would like to inquire or book a portrait session please click this link NOW Nottingham Newborn Photographer

 

Photographers, don’t forget you can purchase my newborn posing booklet from my Etsy

The Newborn Photography Trade Show

Newborn Trade Show

Over the past year Newborn Photography has really started to take hold of the UK and myself and other trainers have found an increased number of photographers wanting to learn the ‘Art’ of Newborn photography so….We have brought to you the first ever UK Newborn specific trade show to be held in Birmingham at the stunning Botanical Gardens on the 27th & 28th of May! http://www.thenewbornphotographyshow.co.uk.

It’s a two day event with training classes and no other trade show covers as much regarding the Newborn industry.

If you are looking at adding some fantastic new products to your studio we have some great suppliers and adding more all the time why not come and have a look at what they have to offer,

Creativity Backgrounds, Click Props, The Perfect Picture Props, Newborn Baby Posing Limited, Photovalue, Colorworld Imaging, Olympus, Luxs Studio Decor, Aaduki, Wondrous Woods, SWPP, Kaleidoscope, Light Blue, The Canvas Boutique, SWPM South West Photo Mounts, Big Crocodile Baby PhotoProps, Graphi Studio, The Print Foundry, Artsy Couture. More to be Announced soon!

We have fantastic prop and product suppliers all under one roof! We will have lots of Demonstrations throughout the day on our Demo stage, some of which include A talk by a Midwife on what to look out for on your newborn session, Master Photographer Big Dog Damian McGillicuddy .

Our fantastic lectures and masterclasses line up.

One of the top U.S Newborn Photographers will be flying over to teach us Newborn Story Telling…..Join Robin in this powerful newborn class geared towards an intermediate to advanced level, as she guides you through her four-step program in “baby storytelling,” while exploring how the

Newborn Robin Long
concepts of natural imagery are created to complete a series of storytelling portraits. You’ll learn how posing a newborn in a natural manner conveys emotion to the viewer as the story unfolds. This session is geared for those who seek to explore baby-guided posing as the key component to powerful natural imagery. Robin will show you how to create images as well as how to group the most compelling selections from your session as wall art. You’ll also discover how to keep things simple with set ups and props, as she demonstrates how to pull the story together with easy wrapping techniques, including her signature “nest egg”. While the class will not focus on lighting, simple instruction is given using a one-light studio set up. Newborn models will be present and attendees are asked to help maintain a quiet and calm environment at all times.

 

 

 

We are beyond excited to announce also we have booked another wonderful speaker from USA! It’s none other than the amazing Tiffany from Munchkins and Mohawks! Tiff will be teaching a natural lighting toddler and family shoot in the beautiful gardens of the venue!!  http://munchkinsandmohawksphotography.com/blog

 Tiffany is based in the USA and creates absolutely simply beautiful children’s portraits. We’ve been a huge admirer of her works for some years now

The Newborn Photography Trade Show
and we are flying her over just for you!

Enjoy a three hour shooting session with Tiffany. She’ll will show you exactly how she shoots a toddler session – how to put the child at ease – how to pose toddlers and their their families, how to create fun natural imagery and how to work effectively with natural light. She will guide you right through the session from beginning to end and you will learn how to shoot emotively beautiful images which will sell. As this is a shooting session you will need your camera, memory cards and lenses

Tiffany will be teaching two masterclasses, at which photographers are able to shoot. These spaces are strictly limited so booking quickly is highly recommended. You will not be able to turn up and pay on the day. At just £295 for a 3 hour masterclass take your shooting to the next level.

 

 

lisa beaney

 

Getting to know WordPress with lisa beaney

Have you ever wondered why so many people use wordpress as a basis for their website but don’t know where to start ?

In this session Lisa will show you how easy it is to install and get a wordpress website up and running. She will show you the differences between “pages”, “posts” and how to add “widgets” as well as some of the many plugins available for wordpress that are so useful for photographers so that you can create a websit that is as original as your photography.

Don’t worry if you forget to write something down, Lisa will also provide a download like for the notes from the session.

http://www.lisabeaney.co.uk

 

ALAN HUTCHISON

 SEO Rocket Fuel – Advanced Search Engine Optimisation Techniques for Photographers

Join SEO Specialist Alan Hutchison of PhotoProSEO.com in this very powerful class targeted at photographers who want to improve their Google Rankings and as a result add thousands of pounds of additional turnover to their business.Alan

and his wife Morag run a very highly successful photography business from their studio in Central Scotland, with a business that generates 6 figures in Wedding income alone, never mind their Family Portrait and Boudoir Photography businesses. Alan attributes much of that success to good marketing, but specifically good rankings on Google due to his clever use of Search Engine Optimisation techniques. In this extremely powerful class Alan will be teaching an adapted version of his Advanced SEO for Photographers course and teaching you simple techniques that are guaranteed to move your New Born Photography website higher in the rankings and dominate your local competition. Alan will teach you the techniques that he uses to quickly rank his websites (last year he managed to rank Morag’s brand new Boudoir Photography website number 1 on Google in just 5 short weeks for “Boudoir Photography Scotland” ) – these techniques are so powerful that he will ask all attendees to sign a confidentiality agreement to ensure the information received remains confidential.All attendees on to sign a confidentiality agreement to ensure the information received remains confidential. His class will also receive a free SEO Audit of their website.

 

MARKO NURMINEN

After working for almost nine years for many wedding, portrait and business clients at the very high end of social photography business, Marko has now set himself up as a freelance post production trainer and provider of a picture editing service using Adobe Lightroom™ and Photoshop™.

You could have already seen images edited by Marko, in professional photography magazines including Photo Professional Magazine as well as in a number of books about Photography.

Marko has been training professional photographers and enthusiastic amateurs for many years and helping them to enhance their images to a greater level and saving them time in the process, and we are very happy to have him as part of our line up at this years show.

We all know that the finishing of an image is just as important as the taking of the image. Marko will teach you how to transform beautiful newborn images into amazing pictures with his post production techniques using Lightroom and Photoshop. He will concentrate on how Lightroom and Photoshop will help you to get your pictures to a higher level using very uncomplicated methods. You will learn how to deal with newborn skin tones that are often challenging, and how to balance the tonal range to give your images a pleasing and flattering look. Marko will get the most out of the images when they are still in raw format and then polish and fine tune in Photoshop.

Marko will also go through an effective workflow of how you can put your files through Lightroom and how to simplify the working process.

Marko would like to invite anyone attending, to send a couple of RAW files to him prior to the event that could be used for demonstration purposes during the Masterclass. Please send via ‘wetransfer’ or similar to: kate@markonurminen.com

 

GARY HILL – Maternity Lighting Sold Out

Full time professional photographer and trainer, specialise in all forms of women’s portraiture from boudoir to maternity. Associate with SIFGP and NPS. Work part time now as I look after my baby boy three days a week.

Maternity lighting 27th May 2014 1:00pm and 28th May 2014 1:00pm How to utilise, modify and correctly position artificial and natural light to provide flattering, beautiful maternity portraits. From Hi key,to low key bodyscapes for images that are timeless and sell.

 

 

 

 

 

Business School – Sold Out

We are also delighted to announce a new FREE to attend class. Introducing ‘The Business School’ Which is now sold out. combining two of the industry’s leading businessmen and photographers together for the 1st time especially for you. Charlie Kaufman founder of the UK’s largest fashion Studio, the Fresh Academy. With nearly 25 years’ experience behind the lens, 20 years of solid marketing knowledge and being instrumental in setting up numerous studios, with work published in The Times, Daily Mail, Glamour, Elle and Cosmopolitan, and James Carter 25 years in the Portrait Business. Winner of The National Kodak of the Year Award, Post Chairman of the London Portrait Group and Business Speaker at many seminars including the SWPP Convention, James has a wealth of experience to offer the delegates of his courses.

 There is a new saying that has emerged in the photographic world over the past couple of years and that is, if your struggling with sales…you need to ‘Get Carter’!

 This is a must for anyone wishing to push their business forward. http://www.thenewbornphotographyshow.co.uk/#!classes-and-lectures/cz5r

You can book your class ticket here www.thenewbornphotographyshow.co.uk

 

Book your FREE tickets now to come a long to the show and why not attend one of our Masterclasses to really take your photography to the new level!

 

 

Nottinghamshire Photographer

Nottinghamshire Photographer

Nottinghamshire Photographer. Desperately trying to catch up from last year with all my sessions to blog so I have decided to do a post incorporating images from some of my sessions in one and will do some more like this to catch up.

Below are some of my sessions gorgeous newborns, stunning sibling wonderful cake smashes! I hope you all enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed shooting them! I have the best job in the world I really do!

Please remember to book your maternity and newborn sessions well in advance to avoid disappointment. Ideally just after your 16 week scan if possible. However I will try my best to accommodate everyone as best I can.

Newborn Baby
Newborn
Newborn Root bowl
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Newborn Plane Prop

Newborn taco pose

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newborn props

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cake smash

childrens photography
childrens photography

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