ABOUT ME

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Thank you for visiting my web site.

My name is Lorraine.  I have a lovely hubby, three gorgeous children and I am a qualified portrait and specialist newborn photographer based in Warwickshire.
 
Sharing my dad's passion for photography, I've grown up with a camera firmly attached to my hand and I have now been professionally photographing families and newborns for over thirteen years.  I lost my dad in March 2019, but will always be thankful to him for his great support of my little business which I doubt would exist today without him.  
 
I have become well known for my newborn work, having decided to specialise in this wonderful genre right from the start and becoming one of the first specialist newborn photographers in the area. My studio is conveniently based in the heart of England and I have had the honour of photographing hundreds of new families from Balsall Common and Meriden, Coventry, Kenilworth, Leamington Spa, Solihull, Warwick and right across the UK. I have also had the pleasure of watching many of my newborn clients grow through my lens as they have gone on to become regular clients. 

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Hubby, me and our youngest (my own personal supermodel!)

I am qualified with both the British Institute of Professional Photography and the Guild of Professional Photographers and have won many awards for my photography work.  Most recently I was thrilled to discover that I had won Central England's Family Photographer of the Year Prestige Award, a most welcome bit of news to come as it did in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic which has caused so many problems for small businesses such as mine. 
 
I am very fortunate to have been tutored and mentored by some amazing photographers and Fellows of the Master Photographers' Association, British Institute of Professional Photography and the Guild of Professional Photographers.  I have also undertaken training with renowned celebrity newborn photographer Ana Brandt and, in what was a particular highlight of my creative journey, was fortunate to have a day's personal tuition with the amazing Glyn Dewis, part of Photoshop's World Dream Team of instructors.
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In a previous career I worked in Health and Safety and it is because of this and my concerns over a lack of regulation in the newborn photography industry that I have spent many years promoting safe practice when working with newborns and babies.  I regularly talk about safe newborn posing through my blog and social media, and I have had articles published both nationally and internationally on this important subject.
 
In 2015 I was approached by Bokeh Magazine, a world-wide digital photography magazine based in California. As a result, I was their featured interview and front cover story for October that year.
 
Left - One of my favourite photographers and biggest inspirations, my dad.
In early 2016, Bokeh contacted me again, this time to ask me to write an article on the important subject of newborn safety for their February edition.  To read this article, please see my publications page.
 
My style of photography is relaxed, unhurried and gently directed. My philosophy, (learned from experience!) is simple; relaxed, happy children make natural, wonderful photographs! It is for this reason that I never rush a sitting by setting a time limit on my portrait sessions. 
 
Photography is an ever-evolving art form and there is always something new to learn, therefore I constantly update my skills and knowledge by attending regular workshops and seminars.
 
Having said all this, please do have a look at the work in my portfolio because at the end of the day, the most important thing is whether you believe I am the right person to capture some wonderful memories for your family. You can read more about my style here.
 
Please browse my web site to get a feel for the type of work I do, read the testimonials of past clients and contact me with any queries.  
I look forward to hearing from you.
 
Lorraine
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