A little bit about me...The lady behind the camera

October 02, 2019  •  26 Comments

Hi everyone and welcome to my Blog. My name is Nicole and I am the lady behind J'Adore Photography.. Thanks so much for popping along to find out a little more about me - I am going to be keeping this blog more up to date with useful information, sneaky peeks and also some special offers so please make sure you tune into future posts.

To start off, I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you a little bit more about me for all of you that don't already know. I'm married to my high school sweetheart (Colin), mum to 2 kiddies (Morgan and Ethan) & 2 fur-babies (Walter & Ivy-Belle). We live in a gorgeous little cul-de-sac house in Polmont, Falkirk, Scotland. When i'm not in the studio you will either find me walking the dogs, snuggled up in front of the TV or down the gym working out (love a little combat and sprint classes at Falkirk Fitness).


I have been running my business J'Adore Photography nearly 10 years now and I can honestly say I have loved every minute, I love meeting new and existing clients and capturing lots of special memories for them to treasure forever. You will find me at my gorgeous studio at Burnbank Road, Falkirk.

J'Adore Photography - Studio - FalkirkFalkirk portrait studio

I love capturing all different types of photography from Newborn, Pet, Maternity, Cake Smash, Family, Fairy and Child. Through capturing different genres of photography I get to watch and document children growing from the very first Maternity session through to the family maybe extending with new brothers and sisters.

My love of photography started during my time at Queen Margaret University studying for my Media and Marketing degree during 2000-2004 (goodness I feel old). I loved taking images during my photography classes and learned on film... (How scary would this be today). During this time I loved photographing landscapes and street scenes (some of which were even hung in galleries). It was during these years that my passion began and my love of photography grew. I graduated with a 2.1 Honours degree in 2004 and continued photography as a hobby.


When me and Colin were searching for a wedding photographer in 2009 I realised that I couldn't find someone who captured things how I liked, I felt they were lacking the emotion and the little details that I found so important.... it was shortly after this that J'Adore Photography was born.. Then in 2012 I was delighted to be awarded my Licentiate status with the Societies of Wedding and Portrait Photographers and Qualified status with The Guild of Photographers.

Since then my business has grew from strength to strength, with lots of amazing clients coming to the studio each week. I have won numerous awards and was delighted to be crowned the Under 5 Xperience Photographer of the year 2018 at the end of last year. I have lots of images as finalists in the running this year and i'm hoping I can win something again. 

Photography is such a joy and passion for me and I believe everyone should exist in images - Sarah from Angel Eyes Photography is a photographer near Yeovil in Somerset and she is talking on her blog about the importance of parents being a part of their children’s photographs. This is something I think is so important and you can read her blog here https://www.angeleyesphotography.org.uk/blog/2019/10/exist-in-your-childrens-photographs
- Pop on over and check it out.. 

 

Looking forward to seeing you all soon

Love and Hugs

Nicole x


Comments

Stacey Kinsella(non-registered)
So lovely to read and find out more about you . What a fantastic idea doing a blog xx
Kat(non-registered)
Ahhh how lovely Nicole!
Natalie Moss(non-registered)
Lovely to read your story.
Joanne(non-registered)
So great to find out about you and your passion for photography
Sarah Osborne(non-registered)
Lovely to read the story behind your photography business.
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