The World Is My Studio

ATTENTION

A few months ago I started thinking about stuff.  Now I’ve made an enormous decision and I could’t be more excited!

This may come as a bit of a shock to anyone who has been to my studio as you’ll know how beautiful it is and how much I love it.  The thing is, life happens and it gets a person thinking.  I’ve decided I need a change.

For years now I’ve been living like a bat.  I’ve been working away indoors all day, emerging only at the end of the day.  Every day.  Very often I’ve worked in little light as when I’m processing a shoot on my computer I can see better when I don’t have lots of light flooding in.  I know – in a studio that has so much beautiful natural light I’ve spent most of the time shutting it out.  Because that makes sense!?  I’ve loved every minute of working in my studio, but now I want be in the light.  So, I’m giving it up.

As of the end of January I will shoot mainly on location.  Amazing locations.  Not just at the local park.  Beautiful places that just work as a backdrop to an awesome portrait for families and children, fashion and model portfolio photography, actors’ headshots and business profile photographs.  I will continue to photograph boudoir as I really do enjoy the way a boudoir shoot can make a woman feel truly gorgeous and desirable.  I’m setting up a boudoir studio at home and will be taking a limited number of boudoir bookings.

I will be out there in the gorgeous sunshine, the rain and even the wind.  Early in the morning and in the beautiful golden hour at the end of the day.  I will be shooting in amazing locations that I’ve sourced, because I like their beauty, ruggedness or even industrial scruffiness.  I will shoot anywhere, but you will most often find me in the Sussex, Kent and Surrey countryside or the amazing urban spaces of London.

Actually, I’ve already started.  And I am ridiculously excited about the journey!

Contact me to start planning your beautiful memories and career catapulting portfolio, profiles and headshots.

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Welcome to the world, Carter

Carter – I love that name – was just 6 days old when he came to my newborn photography studio for the first time.  Well, to be honest, he wasn’t even born yet as 4 weeks ahead of her due date Lisa and Kerry came in for their bump photo shoot, which was really great fun.  I think Carter is going to be a very affectionate little boy when he grows up, because this gorgeous little cutie just wanted to be cuddled the whole time.  But, he did go off to sleep and we were able to get beautiful newborn photos of Kerry and Lisa’s gorgeous little man.

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For a specialist Sussex baby photographer, contact Jane in the studio.

A portrait of pregnancy

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I just love bump photo shoots!

When designing my studio I specifically thought of the space I would need to create dramatic, artistic images and how women would feel to be photographed there, because when you are in beauty, you feel good.  So, my studio is warm and airy and packed with a great variety of backdrops, sets and floaty materials to make every pregnancy portrait experience truly unique and enjoyable.

No two bump photo shoots are ever alike, even if I use the same techniques, because so much depends on my client, how she’s feeling just 4 weeks ahead of her due date, her personal style, how comfortable she is in front of the camera and whether her partner and or other children are going to be in the photographs as well.  A bump photo shoot is also a fantastic time to start thinking about the newborn photo shoot as we can plan gorgeous “before and after” photographs – beautiful maternity poses that can be repeated at the newborn session, but this time with her adorable new baby.

With other styles of portraiture I concentrate on drawing out a person’s personality so that it shines through in the image.  With maternity photography, it is all about shape, change, expectations and the future, so my approach is more fine art.  I work on conveying the beauty of pregnancy, the miracle of a new life, dreams and the love and devotion a mother feels for her baby.  And because I have a big, beautiful studio packed full of stuff, photographing maternity portraits with gorgeous creative flair is one of my favourite ways to spend my day.

Nothing is more feminine than pregnancy, so with each maternity photo shoot I strive to create an elegant, feminine and artistic portrait of pregnancy that will make a heavily pregnant woman feel gorgeous…and make her friends wish they too had a lovely big bump to photograph!

And then I get all excited waiting to meet and photograph her gorgeous little newborn.

Here’s a link to our maternity photography image gallery.