I have been photographing families in and around South Wales Since 2011.
My experience working with newborns included babies with cleft palate, injuries from a difficult birth, down syndrome, and premature newborn twins. I studied newborn anatomy and posing techniques from nine of the best specialists in the industry located in Australia, America, Ireland, and the UK. I am currently a member of The Society of Portrait and Wedding Photographers, an accredited professional body; they're purveyors of consistent, high-quality work and good business practice from members and are the only "guild" recognised professionally.
WORKING WITH CHILDREN
I am also a mother of three boys; my eldest was two when my twins were born.
I would take my son, with high-functioning autism and ADHD, to get photographs taken only to find the experience uncomfortable. The photographers typically had little patience or understanding of how to work with him.
I studied Autism, Child Psychology and Photography, and my boys have taught me incredible patience. I managed to photograph my beautiful boys myself, outside in natural light, having fun playing and loving each other!
Long before my three children were born, I truly understood the value of photography and printed photographs.
I lost my Mum when I was seven, and she was 26. I have only a few polaroid photos of my mother with me.
I asked for a camera for my eighth birthday. I fell in love with photography. On weekends, I could dress up as a princess or fairy and perform skits for pensioners to save pocket money for rolls of film.
I always loved babies and children; when my dad remarried, I became the eldest of eight. I practised photographing all my new siblings. We have so many terrible photos, albeit great memories, in my photo book.
I am here to help capture all those beautiful things that make up your story. We can start with photographing your pregnancy, then newborn art in the first week of life, a milestone like your baby sitting up unaided around 7 months old, and outdoor playful family photography, including teeth falling out at seven, new siblings, and new pets.
One day, in a heartbeat, your kids, their kids, and your great-grandchildren will look at your portraits and be able to remember and see all your magical connections to each other. They will know how much you adored their tiny beings and how you loved, looked, and lived.
They'll look back and see how gorgeous and young Mum and Dad were holding them at six days old, right the way up until they leave home and make their own families. It is for these memories that I do this work, and I genuinely believe photographs are love-affirming.
I want to provide you with the legacy of photographs every loving family deserves.
If you would love me to be your family photographer, I am ready when you are!
PUT SOME LOVE ON YOUR WALLS
Lorna specialises in newborn baby photography, maternity, family and child portraits on location in Cardiff, Miskin, Cowbridge, Penarth, Caerphilly, The Vale and South Wales area.
Registered in England & Wales Number 07976762