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What an amazing year for my self-employed business!

I worked hard, I cried, I nearly gave up and I lost sleep and I wouldn’t change a thing because that’s honestly how hard it is to balance work, family, life.  My photography business will ALWAYS be a part time job. I never want to regret lost time with Jaxon before he starts school.

I met wonderful and inspiring parents.

I held 114 beautiful special newborns and 4 sets of twins.

I helped smash 11 cakes.

I captured 22 sitting babies! Drool included.

I heard your birth stories.

I saw your anxieties as new parents.

I appreciated my supportive family.

I lost count how many times I was pooed  / wee’d / vomitted / farted on (by newborns btw!)

I wondered sometimes what it would be like to go back to my office job. Especially on the hard days.

I ruined 13 pairs of leggings.

I broke one £1000 lens.

I ran a workshop with one of my best friend. Thanks Nat! xxx

I mentored 26 people.

I listened to feedback and I listened when others wanted feedback.

I got grey hairs this year!

I felt frustration when I would never hear back from clients after receiving  their images.

I sometimes felt unvalued.

I fixed that.

I remember that sometimes their too busy to even get a hot drink and breakfast  – like me.

I stopped trying to value my work based on what I thought others thought of me.

I started valuing my work through MY eyes.

I had an image go viral! (go here to see amazing it did! https://www.facebook.com/kidswithdownsyndrome/photos/pb.451390818260256.-2207520000.1451670899./932590386806961/?type=3&theater)

I made new friends.

I moved on from some people who were not good for me.

I learned how to say NO.

I lost over 2stone in weight!

I put on a stone again . . .  :/

I became a stronger person.

I made 2015 a good year.

For some of my companions, this was not their year.  It will be a year I think they may want to forget but can’t.   Love you Rubes and Jamie!!!

 

Deeply, from the heart, THANK YOU.

 

Yours,

 

Katy

 

 

2015

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Her mummy had the BEST nickname for her : “Truffle pig” . This was absolutely the most fitting – she was on a feeding frenzy this day – we had to work quick and in-between her epic snacking!

This is why newborn shoots can take 2-3 hours. We need time to feed, settle, pose (REPEAT!). It’s best to just come prepared to relax and put your feet up. Catch up on your FB feed, read the news, have a nap! Whatever you want.

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What Is The Cost of Your Newborn Packages?

 

I won’t lie – there is always an air of hesitation whenever I am asked this. Several reasons really – ‘What will they think?’ or ‘Will I be too expensive for them?’ or ‘ I wonder what they budgeted for their shoot?’ are just some of the questions that run through my mind.

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The cost of my shoots are honest. They take into account how much my business costs ME to run on a monthly basis / yearly basis even . Here are some of the costs involved in a running a SERIOUS photography business:

 

Safe and fully working equipment (This is a no brainer, I work with newborns and children, I can’t cut corners)
Public / content / professional indemnity insurances – Just in case
Soft materials (paper rolls, clean backdrops again for the newborns!)
Baby supplies because parents always forget and they have to be discarded after each newborn too!
Printing costs – No brainer – you need beautiful products
Marketing and FB advertising – because I want to stand out from the CROWD
Website Hosting – How will you FIND me?
Client Management Software so you VIEW your images and choose the ones you love
Professional memberships – Because it’s important to stay relevant with the safety standards and current practices.
Props – Not a necessity you may say. I say absolutely products that are safe and comfortable for newborns and fit them well. They often get ruined by wee and poo!
Software for photo editing including photoshop – you NEED you photos right?
Stationary and Postage costs – because your are BUSY mummies and can’t always get to me collect them again

But that’s just the COST.  No-one can work for free!! Right? I’m good at what I do and even student hairdressers get a fee!

My work has a cost, a value and it provides me with a way of contributing to my family’s outgoings.

Sadly, I cannot run my business based on w
hat I think my potential clients think photography is worth. If we did that, we would be running businesses based on how confident we were and how brave we felt. Sometimes – I don’t feel very confident nor do I feel brave. Because I’m HUMAN.

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My price list doesn’t come with an apology but it does come with the reassurance that you will be coming to an experienced newborn photographer who knows how to care for your baby as well as create the images you want. I am passionate about my work, and I genuinely LOVE what I do. Newborns amaze me, families encourage me more than they know .

So there we have it. I’m putting it out there. For everyone to read.

I’m proud of where my business has come and it certainly has not come from working for free , it’s been from investing time, energy and financially! I have the most supportive and loyal clients, my rapport with them is something you can’t put a value on. When they come back to me – that means more to me than they know!!

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Had the pleasure of these three lovely little ladies in the studio recently, Heidi was joined by her twin sisters Hannah & Josie! We had a wonderful time in the studio together, enjoying some simple set ups with lots of neutral colours and girly props!

Tiebacks by Ivy & Nell Baby, ManlyandPrettylittllethings, Feltfur and beanbag fabrics by Precious Bundles.

 

 

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This year has been so exciting as began to work towards a little goal I had of being able to share my experience with other photographers who are in the newborn photography field.

It’s well known this aspect of photography is a skill that is passed on from photographer.  There is no college course, degree or qualification you can gain to teach you the skills you need to work with babies safely and pose them in an aesthetic manner.

I have spent the last 3 years developing my own skills that I had learned from my own mentor and invaluable help from a photographer friend – turn mentor to me.

2015 I wanted to have a new challenge and so I set the plans in motion late 2014 to begin mentoring.  I set about knuckling down the details and tried to find out what photographers would want from a day’s mentoring in the studio.

My 1:1 are entirely personable.  I have had complete beginners to those who have been in the newborn photography field for some time and just felt they needed a push in the right direction.  When you come for your training I am an open book! Ask me anything at all! I am happy to share with you how I do things, why I them, why I don’t do things or share with me you experiences and we’ll figure it out together!

In my 1:1 or 2:1 mentoring days you will learn how I achieve the following:

– how to soothe and prepare a newborn for their photoshoot
– props , styling, lighting (studio or natural!)
– pose transition
– pleasing angles
– parent posing
– sibling posing
– editing
– workflow

 

 

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