Newborn Baby & Family Photographer Sarah Firkins : Why I became a photographer

I often get asked, why I became a family photographer and in particular why I choose to specialise in Newborn Photography. I am asked at just about every photo shoot, by my clients and people are always interested when I am asked what I do for a living. Well, Let me  say it has been a slow journey throughout my life. Throughout my entire life I have worked with children, starting at the age of 15 years I followed my love of dance , eventually running a successful dance school in the evenings and at weekends,  and as a nursery nurse. At the age of 19 I became a mum for the first time and this is when I found my love of photography, back then using 35mm cameras to capture every precious moment of my daughter's life as she grew and changed, The thrill of waiting for my photographs to develop, was so exciting.  My passion continued throughout my life, and as my family continued to grow so did my collection of photographs and after six children I can only guess at the amount of special moments I have captured. When my second granddaughter came along, my daughter put the challenge to me to photograph her new bundle of joy, she loved the images and immediately posted them to social media. When her friends began asking for the details of the photographer who took the photos, my family convinced me that now was the time to start a professional career in an art that I had simply loved all my life. Taking the relevant courses to back up my natural eye, I knew without a doubt it would be children and babies I specialised in. Taking on training in digital processing and Newborn posing, then building up my client base and portfolio, Sarah Firkins photography and the Baby art boutique was born.
Now after years of working in the field my passion is still on fire and my heart does little dances everytime I get m
y camera out,to photograph babies and children.  I feel lucky to be able to have a career that I love so much. To be able to give the gift of love to every client when they sit and look at the images I have captured for them.


 

 

 

You can view more about my work at my website www.sarahfirkinsphotography.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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