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Award Winning Newborn Photographer

Award Winning Newborn Photographer

I wrote a blog before about the benefits about being involved with The Guild of Photographers.  One of those benefits is being able to enter into the Image of the Month competition. 

 

Every month, all members have the option to enter their images into a variety of categories.  There are set criteria that must be fulfilled in order to enter.  Images are then judged by a panel of 3 of their master craftsment (absolute top of the game photographers) and given a score.  That score could be converted into a Bronze, Silver or Gold award depending on how high the image scored.

 

I’ve not had the guts to enter before.  Having only started my newborn photography journey 2 years ago (Thank you Facebook for reminding me of that last week!), I am still at the beginning of my journey.

 

Maybe it was the effect of lockdown that pushed me over the edge – haha! – but this month I entered a few images into the image of the month competition.  

 

21st of every month is results day and they’re usually posted at 12pm.  I kept refreshing from about 11;45 just incase.  I don’t think I was this nervous about getting my a-level results!  But at 1pm I refreshed again and 

 

I GOT A BRONZE AWARD!!!!!!!!!

 

My other images were classified which is still really good and I am absolutely super proud of myself and how far I have come in my journey so far.

 

So I am now an award winning newborn photographer.

Award winning newborn photographer sutton coldfield

If you’re a photographer and would like to become a member of The Guild of Photographers, my referral link below will get you a discount!  https://photoguild.co.uk/r/5CB4pa

Great to take advantage of their special offers, competitions, advice and discounts with a variety of industry suppliers.

Recommended Businesses in Sutton Coldfield

Recommended Businesses in Sutton Coldfield

I know a lot of my clients come from recommendations from their friends.  It’s the best and I love that you’ve been so happy with your photos, my service and the quality of my products that you would tell your friends and family to use me too.  It’s honestly the best complement I can get.

 

I once actually had a client leave my house after the shoot, call her best friend to book in for a 6-10 month sitter milestone session too – which she did within 20 minutes haha!

 

So I have decided that, as a thank you and to show my appreciation, to introduce a referral scheme.

 

For all new clients who book a full price session with me (this does not include mini sessions or special offers) I will be giving you £20 credit to use with me on your future shoots.  You can use the money towards your session fee, digitals, collections or printed products.   The more yu refer, the more you get!   

 This is open for all my previous clients.  £20 will be credited with me once the referral pays in full for their session and is valid for 24 months from that date.  All credit will be kept in my records.  The referral must mention you when booking for the £20 referral to be counted.  The credits cannot be exchanged for money and can oly be used with Nicki Byrne Photography.

Returning After Covid-19

Returning After Covid-19

As you may know, I am now able to offer social distanced outdoor photography sessions!  These can be for newborns (about 3 months), 6-10 month milestones, cake smashes or family sessions.  We’ve been incredibly lucky with our weather during lockdown and I am hoping that the beautiful evenings will continue.

 

To make sure we are safe, to protect you, your family, my family and my other clients, I have put several new procedures in place.

These include:

  • All bookings will be online or via the phone.
  • All sessions are outdoors in a quiet location with few general public about.
  • Only members of the same household can be involved in the photoshoot.
  • I will stay 2m away and direction will be given from a distance.
  • Any posing must be done by the parents.  Posing will be very limited.
  • If I do need to come any closer for an over head shot, full PPE will be worn (in accordance with government guidance).
  • Sessions will be shorter to minimise contact.
  • I will wear a face mask during the session.  Anyone not taking part in the session will also be asked to wear a face mask too should they wish.
  • Galleries will be delivered via an online gallery until the government guidelines state that it is safe for clients to be in my home studio.
  • Orders will take place via an online Zoom meeting where I can share my order screen with you.
  • Prints and Products will be delivered to you safely via courier mail should you prefer.  There is also an option to collect them from my drive (at a safe distance).
  • Digitals are to be downloaded via wetransfer
  • If you or a member of your household feels sick, or have been in contact with someone who has covid-19 symptoms, I am asking for the session to be rescheduled.

As always, props, outfits etc will be cleaned thoroughly before and after the photoshoot.

 

If you have any questions, concerns or worries, please get in touch!

 

Nicki x

What is the session fee for?

What is the session fee for?

When you run a business, how you price yourself is a difficult decision.  There’s a lot of research that goes into it.  Within the photography industry, there are many different options for how to price yourself.  I decided to go for the most upfront and honest.  The route of a session fee means that you only pay for the things you want.  Many photographers have a larger fee but include all the images – but what if you don’t want all the images?  Or you don’t want digital files you only want a statement piece of artwork for you wall?  This is why I chose to follow the session fee route.   You only have to pay for what you want.

 

The session fee for each photography session pays for my time on the day, my editing time (a session’s gallery will take me about 5 hours to edit), any props, outfits, specialist equipment I may need for your shoot, the running costs for that session (electricity if in my studio or petrol to get to a location) as well as my training and expertise.

 

With only a small session fee, it means that I am able to offer affordable, professional photography to everyone because everyone deserves beautiful photos, don’t they?

Puuuurrrrrfect Pet Portraits – Photographs of all your family members

Puuuurrrrrfect Pet Portraits – Photographs of all your family members

They always say, ‘Don’t work with animals or children.’  Well, I clearly don’t like to listen haha!  

 

As of today, the day that I am allowed to reopen after the covid-19 pandemic, I would like to formally announce that I am now able to offer studio and outdoor pet portraits.  

 

Our pets, both big and small, are such important and well-loved members of our family that they should have their own photoshoot too, right?!   Espcially these cute puppies!!!!

 

Is this not just the cutest thing in the world?  Not going to lie, I loved the cuddles too!!!!!

 

Your pets portrait can be any theme, colour or style.  

 

If you’ve got a pet and would like them to be photographed, I am currently open for outdoor portraits.  I will be open for studio portraits in September 2020 providing government guidance (re: the covid-19 pandemic) deems it safe for me in my small home studio.

Have you been pleased with my service?

It’s always interesting to me how you got to know about my business.  The majority of my new clients come from word of mouth – this means their friends have been super happy with what I have done for them that they’ve told their friends to use me too.  That is absolutely the best feedback I can get.  (As a side note, I will be introducing my refer a friend scheme VERY soon!!!).

 

The next most common is Facebook.  Facebook has really helped our small business community grow and I, for one, will forever be thankful to it.  Sharing my work, recommending me on groups when people ask for newborn photographers near Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, Tamworth etc even just interacting with me posts all helps boost my visability so others can see.

 

When people come to choose their newborn photographer, they tend to put a lot of research into it.  And rightly so!  You want the person who’s taking your baby photos to know what they’re doing, be well trained and also to producce beautiful images.

 

That’s where your Google reviews come into play.  I always read the reviews on Google first for a business if the business is new to me.  It’s a huge thing!  To leave a google review, you just need to have an accoutn with Google and then click my link.  It only takes a minute.  It is very much appreciated from my end to all of you who do take the time to fill out a review and it really does make a difference to my potential clients.  I now always make sure I review small businesses that I have used as I know how much of a difference it really can make.

 

If you haven’t left a Google review but have been for photos with me, I would very much appreciate you taking the time to leave a review. https://g.page/nickibyrnephotography/review?rc

Thanks 🙂