Hi and welcome to tracymainphotography . Essex newborn photography baby and child specialist
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site. I would like to introduce myself and tell you a little about me.
I have always lived in Essex growing up in Hornchurch and then moving to South Ockendon to start my family. I got married very young and had 3 lovely children. I was always very maternal and wanted a job that I could stay at home with my children. I chose childminding which I loved and did it for over 20 years. In this time I looked after numerous amounts of babies and children and constantly attended training courses in child development and safety .
During this time I always had a love of photography taking after my father who had the same passion. I used to practice on the children that I was looking after with the parents consent. My children did modelling so was constantly in the presence of photographers whilst attending photo shoots with them so I got very clued up on portrait photography and lighting etc.
In 2011 my partner brought me my first DSLR and I loved it first using it on automatic then wanting to push myself further to take better pictures i wanted to learn how to use it properly. I decided to go on a photography course to learn how to use it on manual setting. Firstly I just wanted to be able to take great pictures as a hobby and to take photos of my grand-children as they were now modelling and needed portfolio updates regularly.
I preceded on doing 3 training courses 1st one learning to use the camera. The second one child photography and the 3rd one studio lighting. I was now hooked on the photography bug and started doing outside location portfolio updates for child models. The pictures came out really well and the parents were thrilled with the results.
I constantly strived to improve my photography and entered on a photo editing course. All my spare time was spent practicing my editing techniques and photography skills.
After several more courses and one to one training. My mind was made up I wanted to make photography my career as I feel very passionate about it and love working with children and animals so could not think of any reason not to give it a go and share my passion and images with you my clients.
I have done a masterclass by Jocelyn Conway in newborn photography safety, Masterclass in posing baby with Tracy Willis . Full safety and newborn training course, Fine art Training and composite training with Tracy Willis (one of the uks leading newborn, pet, fine art and composite photographer.) Newborn posing and safety training course with Claire Elliott. Training with Nina Mace
I am always wanting to improve on my skills and keep up to date with new techniques so am constatnly attending training courses and seminars on a regular basis and already have many courses booked in for 2017 to make sure I am the best that I can possibly be.
My specialities in photography are: - Newborn, babies, children, fine art images , lifestyle, maternity, on location shoots outdoor, model portfolios and pets.....