I strive to offer the very best standards of professionalism, customer service and care at all times. As such, I am a fully insured photographer as well as an active member of many of the UK's leading photography associations including the British Association of Newborn Photographers (BANPAS)for which I'm the South West region Ambassador. BANPAS promotes safe working practices in the newborn industry. I am a qualified member of The National Photographic Society, The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP) and The Guild of Photographers.
As a mother myself, I understand how daunting it can feel for parents of newborns to place their newborn baby in the hands of a stranger. I understand that you, the parent, need to know that the photographer you choose can be trusted to handle your baby with care, and to always hold and position them correctly and safely. I'm proud to say that as an experienced professional newborn photographer, as well as a newborn photography trainer, I have many years of experience in handling babies - I have photographed literally hundreds - and will look after your child during their photoshoot with the upmost care and attention.
In fact, I am so passionate about the importance of safe practice in newborn photography that I have written several times on my blog about this topic, providing tips for parents who are seeking to hire a newborn photographer, and I have helped to raise awareness of this important issue via the media.
I am thrilled to have won many highly coveted national awards for my photography over the years, and take great pride in being recognised for my work among my peers within the UK and beyond.
I have won many bronze, silver and gold awards with the SWPP and The Guild of Photographers, but it is of my most significant awards to date that I am most proud. I achieved "Craftsman" status from The Guild of Photographers in 2013 making me the very first Craftsman in the UK in the genre of Studio Children's portraiture. Also at the beginning of 2014 I was delighted to be awarded 'The People Photographer of the Year' award by the Guild of Photographers and their Overall 'Photographer of the Year 2013'!
These awards hopefully reassure you that my work if of a very high standard and that by hiring me as your photographer, you can expect some of the very best photography available in the newborn photographic industry.