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Mommy & Me Mini Sessions

Mommy & Me Mini Sessions

Mommy & Me Mini Sessions are live

 

I devised these mini portrait sessions for all those Moms out there who have a million pictures of their kids but them themselves are only in a small handful.

 

These classic images will be treasured forever.

 

Mommy and me mini session

Using the best quality backdrops, materials and gowns, the session will be fun, full of laugher, a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.  All sessions take place at my home studio in Sutton Coldfield.

Mommy and me mini session

Mommy & Me Sessions are perfect Mother’s Day gifts, birthday presents or anniversary presents and there are only a limited number available.

 

Mommy and Me mini session

Mommy & Me vouchers can be bought by clicking here

The session includes using my dresses (available in a wide range of sizes, colours and styles) and will last no longer than an hour.  All the dresses in my collection can be seen here

£199 – 5 digital images and matching prints

£149 – 3 digital images and matching prints

£99 – 1 digital image with matching print

Mommy and me mini session

Vouchers can be used within 12 months of purchase.

Mommy and me mini session
Christmas Family Photos With Santa

Christmas Family Photos With Santa

Christmas may look a little different to normal this year, but I can certainly tell you that Christmas is FAR from cancelled.

As many family photographers, my Christmas Mini Sessions sold out very quickly.  They do every year!  Add that to a November lockdown and families are now struggling to get those beautiful family photographs with Father Christmas that they so desire.

Well look no further … I have the answer and it couldn’t be any easier.

Introducing my Family Father Christmas Photographs.

I have a choice of 10 different Santa backgrounds which have been shot by one of the most recognized newborn photographers in the world, Ana Brandt in the USA.

 

These gorgeous images are put together by myself taking either a photograph you’ve had with me in my photography studio or the favourite image you have taken this year of your children/family.

Some of the Santa pictures are more suited to landscape pictures and some are more suited to portrait pictures.  But I can be here to help guide you to make the perfect match.

How to order.

It really couldn’t be simpler.  Send me a message on 07850087754 or an email hello@nickibyrnephotography.co.uk to register your interest for one of my Santa pictures.  Then choose the image you’d like to go in along with which of the Santa backgrounds you’d like best.  Then let me do all the hard work.  Your stunning picture will then be sent to you via a digital download link and the digital image is yours.  You can print it, make it in to cards, share it on social media or just have it as a lovely memory.  

Price

These Christmas digitals are only £10 for one, £18 for two or £24 for three different digitals.

I can’t believe how popular these digitals have become this year.  I guess it’s mostly because we know that a lot of our Santa experiences will be closed this year.  And with social distancing in place, visits to Santa won’t quite be the same.  I know that all the families that have bought these digitals so far from me this year have been so pleased.  Their children have been fascinated that Santa is holding a picture of them.  It’s definitely proving to our children that Santa knows they’re on the Nice List.

 

Autumn Family Mini Photoshoot

Autumn Family Mini Photoshoot

My Autumn Minis are the ultimate family photography session. I LOVE THEM! It’s the perfect time of year to get some incredible outdoor family photos. Imagine having sorted everyone’s Christmas presents by the end of October. These colours will look stunning in prints but even more so printed as beautiful wall art.

My Family Autumn minis will be held on Saturday 24th October 2020 in Sutton Park.

These mini sessions last 20 minutes so are perfect for families.

Due to covid restrictions, I can only take one household at a time.

You get to view your images on an online gallery and the price includes 3 digital images of your choice with the option to add additional prints, wall art or digitals.

In the lead up to the session, you will receive a preparation guide which will help with outfit choices. I also enjoy discussing any wardrobe choices with you before hand too!

Message me today https://www.nickibyrnephotography.co.uk/contactme to get your Autumn Mini session booked 🙂

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Photographing newborns and families during covid

Photographing newborns and families during covid

It feels like the guidelines are changing daily on what we need to do to be ‘covid safe’.  Currently, Birmingham is at the start of a local social lockdown.  From the guidelines I have read, it purely means that you cannot socialise with other families or friends in your own house or garden and cannot use family or friends for child care.

 

I think there are many different reasons for this.  Apart from it being the first small step to reducing our numbers, we do become more relaxed when in a home of a family member or friend.  We would be using their facilities and maybe not quite as ‘on guard’ with hand washing etc.  Businesses have to show that they are ‘covid safe’ which means complying to regulations which obviously our homes wouldn’t have to.  I do believe that if our numbers don’t go down, then a stricter lockdown (including closing some businesses) may have to happen similar to in Manchester.  Having been given ZERO in the way of support from the first lockdown (for 6 months!) for having to close my business, I really hope, from a personal/business point of view, that another retail/hair dresser lockdown isn’t enforced.

 

So what are we allowed to do in our current Birmingham Lockdown?

Photoshoots are allowed to happen both in my studio and outdoors.  I can photograph and pose newborns and parents and siblings are allowed for their portraits at the beginning of the session.  Siblings will then have to leave once we have captured those images.  

I am not able to photograph sessions with more than 6 people – this does not include myself as I am there for a business purpose.  If your household is more than 6, then that is fine but we wouldn’t be able to have extended family in these photos.

 

What am I putting in place to keep you safe?

Dettol.

For those clients who have been to the studio since reopening, they can vouch for the many different Dettol products and the vast amount of anti bac gel available.  I do laugh about it – it’s become a bit of an obsession for me.  My studio is sprayed and cleaned (within an inch of its life) from top to bottom before and after a session.  You will see me wiping down the door handles when you leave – sometimes clients haven’t even started their engines before I’m out there.  

As always, all items are cleaned either washed if they’re material or sprayed/wiped down with Dettol after being used.  Sessions are spread out with 72 hours between each session and props/backdrops/outfits and my studio is quarantined for 72 hours between uses.  I am currently only shooting on Mondays and Fridays.  

Covid-19 is a virus.  Many cleaning products state that they kill bacteria but as Covid-19 is a virus I have chosen my products with great care.  Dettol is one of the only products that states it kills 99.9% of viruses too.  This is why I have chosen Dettol as my cleaning product.  All my anti bac gel – available for parents, children and myself – is over the 60% ethanol threshold advised for killing the Covid-19 virus.  One is 70% and the other is 75%.  

Unfortunately, toilet facilities are out of order.  This minimises the area of my home that you, as my clients, can go to for the protection of my family but also to minimise the amount of contact for you too.

Although my refreshment area is set up and looks amazing, I am currently not offering refreshments.  You’re welcome (and encouraged) to bring your own drinks and snacks but I do ask that all rubbish (including nappies) is taken home with you.

Shoes need to be removed in the porch and masks are now to be worn.  During the family portrait part of the session, masks may be removed.

A questionaire is sent out to all clients and must be signed to say that they haven’t been in contact with anyone who has had Covid-19 symptoms and that anyone in their household hasn’t displayed any symptoms over the past 14 days.  If they have, the session will be rearranged.  I also assure families, in a text the night before, that myself and all in my household are Covid-19 symptom free.

 

As a business, I have signed up to the new NHS track and trace which I believe will be launched on 24/09/2020. I do ask that ALL families scan the QR code to log in upon their arrival.  This is to ensure that a speedy notification can be sent out (should that be necessary) and therefore help stop any spread more than necessary.  I feel that this is best for all my clients protection.

 

My covid risk assessment is available should you wish to see it.

If you have any questions or concerns, please message me.

 

If you were in a similar situation to me whereby you were excluded from any meaningful support from the government during our first lockdown, please head to www.excludeduk.org 

Christmas Family Minis Photoshoot Time!

Christmas Family Minis Photoshoot Time!

Well the temperature has dropped and the heating is on (just me?!) so I guess it’s time to think about those Christmas Minis, right?!

This year has been a very strange one for families.  Many exciting things have been postponed or cancelled and our spring/summer was not quite as we had imagined.  It will be great to have something exciting to look forward to … so get your Christmas Mini session booked now!

 

Christmas Mini family sessions are on Saturday 7th November or Sunday 8th November.

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Our family Christmas Minis this year include our bed set up.  There will only be one set up this year as the sessions will be taking place in my home studio in Sutton Coldfield (not the studio in Tamworth) and so I am limited with space.

All Christmas minis are up to 20 minutes and are for immediate family only (due to covid restrictions).  Siblings and parents can come and sit on my ‘bed’ for portraits, read a story together, enjoy a milk (choice of milk, chocolate milk, banana milk or strawberry milk) and cookies, pose with stockings ready to be hung up for Father Christmas and maybe end with a pillow fight!  If you have something you’d like to include in the family photoshoot (for example teddy bears, a story, a present etc), you are more than welcome to bring them along.  Please make sure you arrive in your pyjamas or Christmas jumpers (if that is what you’re choosing to wear).

 

There are two different packages available:

£55 will include the session fee and 3 mounted 8×10″ prints of your choice

£70 will include the session fee and 3 digital images of your choice sent via digital download

 

As always, you are welcome to purchase any additional images, prints or wall art should you wish.

Christmas family photoshoot

Special Christmas products are available including these cute tree decorations or the snowglobe.  All come with your choice of image from the session.

These images will make the perfect family Christmas cards or presents for Grandparents.

Sessions are already selling quickly so message me to get yours booked in today!

Due to my covid safe policy, there are a very limited number of 20 minute Christmas minis slots this year.

There will be an hour between each session to allow for a thorough clean.

A £35 non-refundable booking fee secures your Christmas minis session – your session is not confirmed without the deposit payment.  The remaining balance is due on the day of your family session.

 

Should I have to postpone the sessions due to covid (either myself needing to self isolate or local lockdown restrictions), the sessions will be rearranged at a date and time conveinent for both you and me.

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Somewhere Over the Rainbow

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

For those of you that might not know, today is National Rainbow Baby Day.  

You might have heard me use this term ‘Rainbow Baby’ a few times and not know what it means.  This blog post will explain all about rainbow babies.

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The term ‘Rainbow Baby’ is used when a child is born to a family who have previously lost a child due to miscarraige, stillbirth or death during infancy.  For many parents who do get pregnant after losing a baby, there can be a huge bag of mixed emotions – worry, reflection, fear, overjoyed, anxiety, happiness …

 

Many parents can actually feel guilty for being excited about their new pregnancy whereas others are terrified to celebrate anything just in case.  These rainbow babies really are that light after the storm.

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For those families who have been through such a dark time, having that baby really can feel like the most amazing mircale ever.  And of course it is.

Many people are now a lot more open about struggles and complexities with pregnancy and conception.  It used to be such a taboo subject.  I, for one, am so pleased that many more people are so open about their journey.  It really does help those who are at the beginning (or the middle) of their own journey – to know that someone else is going through something similar to you. 

 

I love that my families often talk about their pregnancy journeys with me. 

Rainbow Baby Newborn photographer sutton coldfield

Our rainbow babies are to be celebrated just like the angel babies that were too perfect to be here.  And that is why, for many people, it is important to have that rainbow.  To show that there is light, there is hope.  But that the journey to get to this beautiful miracle hasn’t been forgotten.

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So what can I do for your rainbow baby?

Firstly, you need to decide if you want to honour your angel baby in this way.  Some parents do and some don’t.  It’s 100% your personal choice – everyone deals with things in very different ways.

 

Then, when I’m planning your session I can include as much or as little ‘rainbow’ as you like.  Like all my sessions, the set ups are designed and tailored to you.  For example, in this set of images accompanying my blog post here, Mom and I discussed incorporating rainbows a lot.  Mom herself loves colour and wanted to celebrate her miracle whilst remembering her angel.  

Rainbow Baby

For me personally, it is a huge honour to be able to capture your newborn pictures especially when they can mean so much.  If you are booking in with me and would like your session to include anything special like this, please discuss it with me before the session so I can prepare my set ups accordingly.

Rainbow Baby

People work through their situations in different ways and there is no right and wrong.  But if you are needing someone to talk to there are many different charities out there who can help including those at Sands, Tommy’s and The Miscarriage Association.

 

Back To School Mini Sessions

Back To School Mini Sessions

Back To School Minis

 

After the year we had at school last year, going back to school in September really is something to celebrate for teachers, children and parents alike.

 

As a teacher, I used to love seeing my class on the first day of September.  All their uniform pristine, hair all in place and huge smiles on their faces.  They were always full of funny stories of things they had done and seen over the summer holidays.

 

This year will definitely be even more special.  Weird, but special.  Which is why I have decided to launch these Back To School mini sessions.

back to school mini photography session key stage one

Whether your child is going to a new year group, new school or starting school for the very first time I have a chalkboard to suit you.

There are 4 different chalkboards to choose from: First Day in Nursery, First Day in Reception, Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) or Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6).  I can make a Secondary School one if you like too!

Our children grow and change all the time.  We don’t even realise how quickly too.  That’s why something like this is so lovely – a great way of recording how your child is right now.  Their likes, their friendships and what they want to be.  They will LOVE looking back at these when they’re older – I know I would have.

Back to school mini photography session sutton coldfield nursery pictures

With covid related guidance changing regularly, many parents have discussed their worries that there may not be school photos taken this year which is why they were so excited to book this session with me.

My Back To School Mini sessions are available until the 6th September.

Sessions last up to 20 minutes per child.

For only £45, you get the session, a digital file of your choice with print release and a matching mounted 8″ x 12″ print

 

There is a discount for sibling bookings.

 

I only have a limited number of sessions available now so get in touch with me to book yours before I am fully booked!

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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.

Your Perfect Newborn Competition

Your Perfect Newborn Competition

Last month I had an e-mail encouraging me to enter into the Your Perfect Newborn monthly competition.  I was so hesitant at first as I’ve not entered any competition before.

In all honesty, it’s scary.  Like GCSE exam day and results day scary.  But I put on my big girl pants and submitted an image for the theme ‘Family’.

 

Today, the results went live.  I didn’t win, there can only be one winner.  But I am in their featured photographers with my entry photo up.  So to me, that’s a huge complement.  Click the link to see my image!

Family Collection

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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.

When your images get published in Vogue

When your images get published in Vogue

Being in the photography industry is tough.  I know lots of different industries are tough but the arts is particularly tough as it’s so subjective.  There’s no right or wrong.  When I used to teach, I would be observed and told how/where I could make improvements to be better so I’ve been trying to find something like that in my industry.  That’s when I came across Vogue image of the day.

 

Vogue offer the opportunity to showcase some excellent photographers from across the world in their image of the day feature.  You get two days a week to submit two of your images.  Then, they’re either accepted or declined.  There’s no feedback, unlike competitions with the Guild, and you don’t necessarily know what they’re after.  But … finally … after a couple of weeks (when I remembered haha) I have had an image accepted!!!!!

 

To say I’m over the moon would be an understatement.

I literally could not believe it when I saw it had been accepted!!!!  There is it, with the Vogue logo on.  My heart is still pounding as I write this.  

 

And what a great first photo to have been accepted by Vogue too – from my visit to Zambia as a teacher through Connecting Classrooms and I was fortunate enough to visit the breathtaking Victoria Falls.

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.

How To Get Those Cute Pictures of Newborns During Lockdown

How To Get Those Cute Pictures of Newborns During Lockdown

My maternity leave finished in April and just as I was planning to be returning to the studio, we went into lockdown.  I was so looking forward to welcoming beautiful babies into my studio again after being on my maternity leave for 8 months.

But such is life.  We have our health and that’s all that’s important.

 

Being stuck at home with itching editing fingers got me thinking … digital composites!  I offer them within my studio newborn sessions anyway so it would be something that I could offer to my newborn clients while we wait until we can safely open for their photoshoot.

 

I’ve got a lot of requests and I am absolutely made up that so many people really love these images.  The digital backdrops I use are from the Luisa Dunn collection of digital backdrops.  Her work is stunning for sure.  She loves floral, pastel, colour and earthy tones so her backdrops fit perfectly into my newborn photoshoot galleries.  There are hundreds to choose from and I always guide my clients to her website https://www.luisadunnphotographyshop.com so they can choose the backdrop (or selection of backdrop if they can’t narrow them down!) they like.

 

They’re incredibly versatile too.  For example, this same backdrop was changed to suit it’s baby.  Arthur was in the original brown tones, Reggie – who is a Rainbow Baby – has his rainbow coloured, Lenny had blue tones and then Chloe had pinks and purples to match the other composites I did for her.

These sweet digitals show all the babies off perfectly in a beautiful surround.  Almost like we were able to do the real newborn photoshoot in my Sutton Coldfield studio!

 

There are, of course, lots of different backdrop styles to choose from.  Here are a few others I have used both in lockdown and also in my newborn sessions.

After my Facebook link advertising these digital composites was shared, a lady from NCT Sutton Coldfield contacted me and wanted to share my work too!  Absolute honour!  It’s such an incredible feeling when an organisation supporting new mothers reaches out to you like that.  And it was a pleasure to work with some new NCT families too.  

 

So if you have had a baby during the coronavirus lockdown of 2020 and would love to have a special picture like these, please get in touch!  Or if you know of anyone send them my way 🙂

Being with The Guild of Photographers

Being with The Guild of Photographers

When I first trained with Claire Elliott at Newborn Baby Posing Ltd, their Newborn School course was linked with The Guild Of Photographers.  Naturally, I joined.  I am in my second year of being a member of the guild.  But why join?  What’s in it for me?  Do my clients benefit too?

The main reason why I have stayed as a member of The Guild of Photographers is because I am working towards my newborn photography qualification, which would be awarded through The Guild of Photographers.  My  mentor, Claire, is incredibly supportive and gives me feedback on my images and shows me where I can improve – everyone can always improve!

Claire is a ‘Craftsman’ at the Guild, which means she’s got hawk eyes when it comes to looking over your images and knows everything there is to know about newborn photography, safe posing and lighting.

Being with the Guild is similar to being with a trade union (except we don’t have trade unions for photographers lol).  They offer advice to their members and via The Guild, I can offer my clients an Interest Free Credit Service as an option for payment for any products they may want to purchase.

The main benefit to being a member of the Guild is the support network.  It can be very lonely being self employed – I do often miss my school team – but here, we have a great support network and Facebook groups too where we can share work, ideas, success, advice and meet up with other local photographers.

The Guild also have Image of the Month competitions where awards can be won.  This is something I would like to enter into in the not-too-distant future.

 

So if you’re thinking of joining the Guild, take a look at how the network can support your work at https://photoguild.co.uk/r/5CB4pa (This referral link will also get you a discount!)

Back To School Minis 2021

Back To School Minis 2021

It’s August now and my Back To School Minis are live and ready for booking.  

 

Not only is this a fun activity to do during the holidays, these images create that snapshot of exactly how our child was when they started this new school year in September.

If you’re like me, I forget those small things about my kids.  I forget exactly how they are and what they liked.  And this, as a Mum, is what I love about this photography session.  This is why it’s one of my favourite mini sessions that I do.

As the chalkboards are digital, I can change them up and adapt them to suit the age of your child.  This makes them perfect for nursery starters, Reception starters, starting a new school, going into a new year group or even going to Secondary school.

The mini session lasts about 20 minutes.  You’ll need

full school uniform

school bag

teddy

favourite book

You can reserve your session by booking on the following link

https://nickibyrnephotography.bigcartel.com

Once you’ve purchased your session, I will contact you to arrange the date and time.

Simple!

 

You’ll get a gallery of 10 images to choose from.

The chalkboard image (both printed and digitally) is £45

5 digital images and matching mounted prints £99

10 digital images and matching mounted prints £125

 

All digitals are sent via a digital download link

Prints will be available to collect from the studio approximately 2 weeks after the order has been placed.

 

Spaces are LIMITED and only available until the first week of September.  Make sure you book today so you don’t miss out.

Covid Consent Form Photography Sessions

All my clients will receive a link to this blog post the day before our booking.

 

Please make sure you fill out and send back this Covid Consent Form before your booking.

 

You can find my consent form here

 

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

 

Thank you

 

Nicki x

Outdoor Training with Lisa McCormick Photography

Outdoor Training with Lisa McCormick Photography

On Saturday, I travelled up to Sunderland for a very special day of training with Lisa McCormick photography.

I went up with Captured by Cheryl Photography and we had the best day.  We both learned so much about outdoor photography – which is completely different to shooting in your studio.

So I am very pleased to announce that I am now offering sessions for boys and girls outdoors.  These are ideally suited for children aged from 5 years old (due to following posing directions – I can photography children of any age though).

 

Children's outdoor portraits sutton coldfield

At the beginning of the week, I met up with 8 year old Poppy and we took some photos.  She had such a lovely time.  The sessions do include the use of all my props and dresses – I have a wide variety of dresses in greys, golds and soft pastel colours.  Poppy said she felt like a princess.

Below are some behind the scenes photographs taken by Poppy’s Mom during our outdoor portrait session.

For more information on my family and child portraits click here.  If you’d like to discuss a children’s portrait session with me, please send me a message.