Auraprint Review

Auraprint

As a photographer, it’s no surprise that a lot of my promotional materials are very visual in nature – namely PRINT! In the past, I’ve used printed PVC banners, leaflets and stickers to promote the business locally,especially when I had my studio opening.  These things are all inexpensive yet effective, especially when compared to more traditional methods of advertising such as newspaper or magazine adverts. Of course, my promotional items also feature my photography – something I like to think will help them to be more effective!
Nottingham Baby PhotographerI get most of this type of print work done at a printing company in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire called Auraprint.

 

 

Auraprint
Auraprint produce all manner of print work, from stationery to exhibition graphics and have been great at supplying the banners, leaflets and stickers that I’ve needed. Their customer service is great, and they have super quick turnaround times along with great quality print. It’s a shame they’re not just down the road from me as I could collect and save on carriage, but even so I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them regardless of where you are in the UK.

 

 

Lee Brennan Opens Nottingham Photography Studio

Lee Brennan Opens Nottingham Photography Studio

 

Lee Brennan Opens Nottingham Photography Studio. The last day of August saw a massive day for Sarah Wilkes Photography with the official Opening of my new Studio, set within the heart of Floralands Farm Park & Garden Village Lambley in Nottingham.

The weather was fantastic and Mother Nature blessed us with a wonderful bright sunny day!

Lee Brennan from Boy Band 911 and ITV2’s Big reunion joined us for the day and even got me ‘Body Shakin’ with him ha-ha! We had Punch and Judy, Face paining and Party Animals where the children got the chance to touch and hold the animals and even paint a real live horse!! No word of a lie this horse at the end of the day looked soooo beautiful with its multicoloured hooves, flowers and colours all over it! Lee even painted the 911 logo ha-ha! We had refreshments on all day including hundreds of yummy cup cakes! It was truly an amazing day. We even had the press there and appeared in The Evening post, the day before to feature my work and the day after about the opening! How cool is that!

Here is a video of what we got up to during the day.

Lee Brennan Opens Nottingham Photography Studio

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

 

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

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