Getting to know our award finalists – Newborn and family Photography in Norfolk category

Over the next 6 weeks I will be covering all our award categories and blogging about our shortlisted businesses twice a week! To kick things off I am covering the ‘Newborn and family Photography in Norfolk’ category which is kindly sponsored by Jen at Love Hypnobirthing!

Jen is so lovely and is building not only an incredible Hypnobirthing business based in Dereham, but she is also the lady behind the fab Facebook Group – Warrior Mums Norfolk Chat Group, a group for us mums in Norfolk!

We are so lucky to have such amazing local photographers in Norfolk. The public has voted to put through 3 amazing photographers to our awards final. I caught up with all 3 and asked them each a few questions about themselves and their fab businesses! It is so clear that each of these ladies put so much love, care and attention into customer service and our precious little babies, creating the most stunning images for parents to keep forevermore! I would highly recommend each business if you are looking for a local photographer to capture your bundles of joy!

Shellie Wall Photography – Newborn and Baby Portrait Photography

1. Where are you based and what’s your speciality? 

Yaxham, Dereham, Norfolk. I specialise in Newborn portraiture, capturing newborn babies aged 5-14  days new.

2. Tell us about you! What does your ideal winter Sunday consist of?

My ideal Sunday would start with a Dog walk at Wells-next-sea, especially the pine woods. Back home to snuggle up on the sofa in front of the wood burner watching a film with a cup of hot coco. So rock and roll!

3. What’s your favourite type of image to capture? 

I’m passionate about capturing the newness of every baby brought to me. The little details, fluffy ears and shoulders, tiny fingers and toes, and cute little curls.

4. What do you love most about your job?

Making a connection with people. My clients are so lovely! I love being able to create memories, capturing that moment in time forever! Luckily this year I have been able to set up a non profitable session called Sunshine and Rainbows, which is tailor made sessions for families who have a baby, or child who is life limited or life threatened.

Jess Wilkins Photography – Newborn and Family Photography

1. Where are you based and what’s your speciality?

I am based in Norwich, Norfolk (Sprowston) and I specialise in newborn and family photography, with a natural & timeless style. I photograph everything from bumps, cake smashes & babies in the studio. Once children can toddle photoshoots take place outdoors.

2. Tell us about you! What does your ideal winter Sunday consist of?

My ideal winter Sunday would be a lazy morning in pjs chilling with the kiddies. Then wrapping up warm and going for a long walk with the dog, we are so lucky in Norfolk to be close to the coast and lots of woodland areas.

3. What’s your favourite type of image to capture?

My favourite image to capture is far too hard to choose, it can be a close up of a brand new baby’s little face yawning, siblings cuddling up or capturing the love between parents and their children.

4. What do you love most about your job?

The thing I love most about my job, is meeting so many lovely families. All at different stages of parenthood, and getting those previous photos they so want! I really have the best clients.

Beau Baby Photography – Photography by Rachael Cole

1. Where are you based and what’s your speciality?

Based in Horsford, Norwich in my cute & cosy home studio. My speciality is providing beautifully posed, elegant yet simple newborn portraits. I’m not big on props & outfits, I prefer to make my shots all about baby. I use understated accessories to compliment but for me it’s about creating timeless, classical, beautifully lit photographs.

2. Tell us about you! What does your ideal winter Sunday consist of?

Oooo I LOVE cosy winter days! We have just started our own ‘tradition’ on Sundays since my eldest started school-all 3 of my kiddies have swimming lessons on a a Sunday morning so once we are home it’s lunch, cleaning out the chickens, then Family Film Time with popcorn followed by a roast dinner. If I didn’t have young kiddies I’m sure it would look somewhat different & involve lazy breakfasts in bed & coffee shop coffee

3. What’s your favourite type of image to capture?

I utterly love capturing mummy & baby images. They are my absolute favourite. Mums often get a bit emotional as I use little prompts to ensure I capture that amazing connection…I get goose bumps just thinking about it!!

4. What do you love most about your job?

This is a tough one to answer! There are so many things I love about it. I love that I can be creative & I love that my job is an art form. But I guess what I love most (or feel most privileged about I guess) is that families trust me with their babies who are just days old, at one of the most vulnerable times in their own lives. They trust me to look after them and to capture the start of this most incredible journey for them. It’s truly such an honour.

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Catch up with us later in the week where we will be chatting to our award finalists in the Best Baby/Child Boutique category!