The New Year will mark a decade of me being in the photography business. Ten whole, beautiful years filled with newlyweds & new-borns; first, second, third time Mummies as well as those to be; & families - sometimes with their four-legged friends! It has been both fun-filled & fulfilling so I thought it might be nice to take a little look back at all the milestones along the way…
I n t h e b e g i n n i n g . . .
Way back in 2013 I set up my wedding photography business – Claire Louise Photography (www.clairelouise-photography.co.uk). For the first two years I spent my weekends capturing ‘happily ever afters’ whilst working full time in an office; it wasn’t ideal but at least I had some beautiful weddings to day-dream about whilst sat at my desk! As the business grew I was able to drop from a full to a part-time job, swapping spreadsheets for treats & leads as I em-barked (haha…) on my dog-walking career with a lovely, local, small business. Those that know me know how much I love dogs so being able to do this alongside my photography was the perfect mix for me. I did try my hand at a bit of dog photography too! (Take a look on Instagram @jasper.and.friends.photography if you are a lover of fur babies!)
Wedding from 2013 Wedding from 2022
T h e n t h e r e w a s y o u . . .
On October 10th 2019, we were blessed by the birth of our beautiful daughter Robyn. Nothing could have prepared me for the incredible journey that is ‘motherhood’ & how quickly time passes when you have a little life in yours. It is since having Robyn that I have realised the importance of photography more than ever before; capturing all those special moments so that we, & our children, can look back on them for years to come. And so, Robin & Rose Photography came to be & I could not be more grateful that I get to capture your beautiful family.
Robyn as a newborn with myself and husband Tom.
G r o w i n g u p . . .
This year I have invested so much in my business - it’s not just our little ones who love to learn! I kicked it off by doing a newborn photography workshop in January with the very talented Kristina from Tiny Posers. I then completed some 1:1 mentoring with Suzi Bird Photography in February which made me feel (somewhat) ready for my first new-born studio shoot in the same month – how nerve-wracking but amazing it was! The @robinandrosephoto Instagram page made its debut in March whilst working with Social Social Design on my branding which lead to the website launch in July. In October I also attended Gather to Grow; a business event for Family photographers which gave me even more inspiration and knowledge needed to grow my business. This first year for Robin & Rose has been a productive one & I cannot wait to see what 2023 has in store.
Thank you so much to all of the amazing Mummies, the beautiful babies, the proud Dad's & the furry friends who have supported Robin & Rose Photography. It has meant so much to me – as a photographer & as a Mother – to be able to capture your life’s most precious moments.
A few of the many beautiful bumps, babies and families I have captured this year.