The first few weeks of life with your new baby is one of the most precious (albeit a little frazzling and tiring!) times in a parents life…
“I remember sitting watching my girls sleep long after they drifted off just marvelling in their ‘newness’, completely knackered but utterly content”
All too quickly though baby is smiling then sitting, before you know it they are running about and into everything. I often get asked why do you want to photograph sleeping babies? My answer is simple… we have the rest of their lives to capture awake, smiley photos!
My job is so special, I am unbelievably blessed to do something that I love so much! I believe this love and passion for what I do helps me continue to improve my craft and create the most beautiful images I possibly can for my families. It’s also nice to be able to hand baby back at the end of the session! haha! I can enjoy the newness of a baby without the sleepless nights! Although I’m often asked by my families if they can call me over in the middle of the night and work my magic on their babies!
I have always loved taking photographs but that love grew exponentially after the birth of my first daughter Allanah in 2006. Soon after Marlie was born in 2008 I had started to think more seriously about pursuing photography as more than just a hobby. I started my photography business in 2009 and I have never looked back! Back then I went under the name Bumps Babies Beyond however as my business matured and became more specialised, Newborns by Nicola was born.
In the past 8 years I have photographed hundreds (possibly into 4 digits now..) of babies and still love it as much as I did the day I started! It has allowed me to have a career I adore but the flexibility to allow me to be there for my children as much as I can and also the ability to grow our family (Our youngest Bronte came along in 2010) whilst growing my business.
Being my own boss is fab as I can work my hours around the things I love in life! I LOVE spending time with my family, I love nothing more than meals out and fun evenings with them. Travelling has always been a huge part of both myself and my husbands lives growing up so we want our children to grow up enjoying it as much as we do! At the moment we are a little stuck on Florida as we love it so much but once they are just a wee bit older we want them to explore more of the world with us!
I would love to say outside of portrait sessions you will usually find me armed with my camera documenting every aspect of our lives but nope, unfortunately its mainly iPhone pics and more often than not sent to me by hubby or my mum! I do love a good selfie though! Here are some snaps to give you a wee glimpse into our lives!
Throughout this website I hope you will find all the information needed to decide wether I am the photographer for your family!
I look forward to hearing from you very soon!