I absolutely loved this family shoot and so was thrilled to see their beautiful images arrive as collage framed products – I was so excited to take them over to my clients house and will take better photos once they have been hung but I wanted to share them with you for the time being…
I was really looking forward to The Little Book Magazine’s summer edition. Jemma, the Editor in Chief of The Little Book, Rebecca Hannah and I decided to go for a slightly more styled approach with a twist on Alice in Wonderland. The lovely Ellie from Buttons Children Parties, a company that styles children’s parties helped styled the table for the shoot and brought along some wonderful props for the table and Jemma & Rebecca did a wonderful job with the children’s fashion – styling them for a garden party with clothes from Monsoon, iLovegorgeous, Petite Tribe, Beetle Juice, Jamontoast. It was a beautiful afternoon and all the children enjoyed playing in fantasy land. They especially enjoyed eating all the yummy treats on the table at the end of the shoot…. The Little Book magazine is a fabulous and information families magazine with interesting articles on current affairs relating to families and everything from fashion to schooling covered. Pick up your copy in Waitrose in Windsor & Ascot, Henley & Marlow, Maidenhead, Esher & Cobham, Gerrards Cross & Beaconsfield and Sunninghill. This edition also covers the summer months including lots of local information on whats going on in your area. A big thank you to the fab Little Book team as always and to Ellie for her styling and of course to the super models Betsy, Pula, Joss and Felicity. Here are a few images from the children’s fashion editorial. Happy reading…..
I was beside myself with excitement with the thought of this wedding. Seb & Daisy had booked their wedding in one of my favourite places on Earth…..It was to take place in Ravello on the Amalfi coast……!!! Wow, wow, wow…..if you have never been it is a stunning town set high over looking the Amalfi coast known for its stunning gardens and the best views in the world. Seb & Daisy were having an outdoor wedding at the gorgeous Villa Eva venue and were getting ready at the beautiful Villa Maria hotel near to the venue and as tradition in Italy the wedding was to start in the late afternoon so both Bride & Groom were feeling relaxed having just had a wonderful lunch with their family in the gorgeous restaurant at Villa Maria. I arrived at the bridal suite to find Daisy very calm and happy, sipping champagne and having her hair done while chatting to her brother who was to give her away. The room was very italian and very beautiful with a bed fit for a princess and a large balcony overlooking the hills beyond. I busily got to work taking some shots of Daisy getting ready before popping over to Sebastian’s room to get some of him getting ready – he was also very relaxed and excited about the wedding. Sebastian & Daisy wanted to see each other before the service so we decided on doing a first look on their balcony. Daisy anxiously waited out of the way while Seb arrived and went onto the balcony. Daisy come out behind him – Seb turned around and he was blown away – it was the sweetest moment. They look so in love and so happy together. The couple didnt want to spend time having any formal shots at the reception so we did all of the family and groups on the balcony – it was a hub of excitement. We all headed over to Villa Eva for the ceremony. All the guest were arriving and taking their places. One of their close friends was an amazing singer and guitar player so he sang while the Bridal party walked in. The location, the view and the music was so magical – really breathtaking….. It was hard not to be swept away with emotion. The couple exchange lovely vowels and Mark sang some more while all the guest clapped along. After the service, all the guests enjoyed the gardens, canapes and champagne on the lawn before the couple cut the most amazing wedding cake. The guest took their seats for the wedding breakfast and in between courses there were the speeches which were all heart felt and very funny. After the meal all the guests moved out onto the patio area where the Bride & Groom danced to the Dirty Dancing sound track and have spent the last year learning all the dance moves from the film…. It was absolutely unbelievable and an honour to be there sharing and documenting their very special day…..
At the beginning of the year I got together with Jemma & Rebecca from The Little Book Team to discuss the Spring Children’s Fashion Edition of The Little Book Magazine. After throwing a few ideas around we all agreed on shooting a baby fashion shoot with a little nod to the Royal Baby which was looming. On the day of the shoot all the families and babies arrived and excitedly got changed into their gorgeous clothes that Jemma and Rebecca had sauced from fashion labels such as Ralf Laurent, Jojomamnbebe, Chateau Desable, Blossom Mother & Child, Cox and Cox and Burble Baby. When photographing very little ones you need to be quick and full of energy. We had a lot of fun with all the accessories – crowns, teddies, adorable shoes and managed to capture some beautiful images of the children in their sweet outfits. Thank you Santiago, Maisie, Tomasz and Jude for being such gorgeous little models for the day…. The Little Book Magazine is a local families magazine covering lots of interesting topic relating from anything from children’s health to local schools in your area and fun things for families to do as well as children’s fashion. Pick up a copy in Waitrose in your area. The Little Book Magazine is available in Windsor, Eton, Ascot, Sunningdale, Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross and Surrey….. Happy Reading……
I was extremely excited to meet up with Joe & Amanda after having some lovely conversations with Amanda on the phone. We met at The Harleyford Golf Club in Marlow Bucks where they will be getting married so that they could show me around and talk me through their big day which sounds just wonderful. The Harleford Golf Club is set in a stunning location and so we look this opportunity to have some couple shot taken around the grounds and a few with their gorgeous little girl Ruby who was a dream. I cant wait to see them all again in July for their Wedding especially little Ruby as she was so excited about it all.
I am always so busy photographing for my clients that I often forget to take a step back and remember to shoot some timeless keep sake images of my own little ones. So, every now and then I gather up the troops and we head off for a bit of fun. I am a passionate advocate for imagery and the emotions and memories a single photo can hold therefore, I place a great deal of thought and love into each shoot before and after so that I can deliver some outstanding heirloom images of one off moments in time for other families to treasure forever….. So, for now, here is my little family and I know I will be holding these images close to my own heart for many years to come…..
It was an absolute pleasure to photograph one of the teachers that work at my youngest’s old nursery in Bray (Bray Preschool) and it was lovely to meet her gorgeous family too. The boys were so well mannered and happy to get involved which is sometimes tricky the older they get so it was nice have fun with some teens for the afternoon. It was a great shoot and I really enjoyed spending time with Kelly and her fab boys….
HAPY NEW YEAR…… Firstly, I would like to thank all my clients from 2014 for choosing me as your preferred photographer and allowing me into your world for a few hours and trusting me to capturing some really gorgeous images for you and your families to cherish. I have had a wonderful year and despite the wet weather we had at the beginning of 2014 the months that followed were filled with sunshine and allowed me to work to my full potential. I am also delighted to announce that I am now a certified member of the Guild of Professional Photographers (see attached). I am looking forward to what this new year has to bring and most of all I am looking forward to meeting and working with lots of wonderful new clients. Thank you all for your support. Nikki x
Talented local Photographer Nikki Sheffield Photography has taken the step of becoming a Member of the Guild of Photographers, the prestigious national organisation whose members are dedicated to enhancing their skills in the art, craft and profession of photography.
About Nikki Sheffield Photography: – Photography has been a long-standing passion of Nikki’s and being able to capture special one off moments and freeze them for others to cherish is her main goal. Nikki’s style is informal and contemporary which in turn results in beautiful, natural and timeless images to enjoy for a lifetime.
One of their main reasons for joining was that members of the Guild are committed to achieving the highest standards of professionalism for the benefit of their customers.
They pledge themselves to delivering the highest standards of customer service and to a journey of continuing professional development. Members are encouraged to seek qualifications and offer their clients a truly professional approach from beginning to end. This commitment is therefore a major one and is why Guild membership is seen by many as a ‘Mark of Trust’!
Guild Director Lesley Thirsk said that she is “delighted Nikki Sheffield Photography has joined the Guild, demonstrating their commitment to delivering the very best service to their customers”.
The Guild’s website (www.photoguild.co.uk) gives more information about the commitment Nikki Sheffield Photography has made, and advice on how to choose a professional photographer that will meet your needs.
Lesley & Steve Thirsk
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T: 0771 204 8577
Stephanie and her family are from the States and have lived in Windsor for a few years – as the children are getting a little older Stephanie and Steve discuss the idea of capturing their time in Windsor for their girls to have a record of when they are older which I thought was a really wonderful idea. I met the family at their house and we walked into Windsor together. The family were so welcoming I felt like I had know them forever. It was an unusually hot day for October which brought out the crowds but we managed to find a few secret places which had lots of meaning for the family and represented the town well. We then headed up to the Great Park for some final shots and some stunning views over Windsor itself – it is such a beautiful area. The girls where great fun to be around – Abi was very sweet and a little shy while Julia was very giggly and playful but the girls had a real connection and it was just so lovely to see them together. It was a really special afternoon and one which I hope the girls will look back on and remember with great fondness and a real keep sake of memories to treasure.
I was really excited to meet The Allan Family as I had heard so much about the boys in pervious conversations with their mum. We had luckily picked a beautiful day and I met the family in Taplow, Bucks where I introduced myself to little Finn & Casey – they were full of excitement and eager to go on our walk together. We spent a wonderful couple of hours together running through woods and long grasses and climbing trees – the boys were absolutely amazing – so much energy and so full of beans. We had lots of giggles playing with the teddy shark I had brought – he made a wonderful play mate and kept us all on our toes! They were such a sweet family and so close it was just adorable and I loved every minute of it. It’s actually a little sad when the session finishes as I feel I have got to know everyone so well. It was an afternoon to remember with lots of fun and laughter.
I am so excited for this gorgeous couple who have planned their wedding in Italy at the stunning Villa Eva in Ravello next May. The hotel is set high up above the beautiful Amalfi coastline with breathtaking romantic backdrops and views across this magical area – I just cant wait to document their wedding day in such a special location. While we wait for 2015 to arrive Seb & Daisy decided on an engagement shoot – it a great way for me to get to know the Bride & Groom better and for the couple to feel relaxed with me and my camera so they feel 100% comfortable on the big day plus it’s a really great opportunity to have some lovely couple photos taken. These images can then be used for some products for guests to sign at your wedding and as a memory of all the well wishes you receive like a signing board which can be framed after the event or a guest memory book. I met up with Seb & Daisy in Windsor and we headed out and about around the town and onto the Long Walk. It was a wonderful afternoon – I really enjoyed spending some quality one-2-one time with them talking about all their plans for their big day and hearing about their hopes for their future together. They were so sweet with each other and so in love – it was a real honour to capture some little intimate moments for them to treasure….See you in Italy guys……
I was recently booked to cover a really special joint 40th birthday which was held at the fabulous MacDonald Compleat Angler in Marlow. The birthday couple had booked a fleet of vintage boats from The Thames Steamers Boat Company to take their guest on a champagne ride along the beautiful Thames. It was a glorious English summers evening and all the female guests were dressed in white evening gowns and all the men where dressed in black tie – everyone looked so beautiful and glamorous. The guests were greeted with champagne on the lawn over looking the rider while the steam boats of all sizes arrived and the guest were shown which boat to board for their excursion. Everyone was extremely excited and all the boats looked just stunning lined up together. After the boat ride all the guests headed back to the Compleate Angler and enjoyed further drinks in the setting sun before heading inside for a fabulous dinner followed by dancing. It was a really wonderful day and one that I feel privilidge to be part of.
I was really excited about meeting the family today as due to the awful weather we had at the beginning of the year we unfortunately had to reschedule the shoot a number of times so I couldnt believe we had managed to book a day that was beautiful sunshine. The rolling hill of Cookham Dean are just picturesque and capture everything there is about the English countryside and memories I have of growing up and playing in fields and climbing trees until the sunset. I met with little Ben & Milla and we took off on an adventure in the fields. Ben was absolutely brilliant showing me the way and helping set up shots – he is a real photographer in the making and Milla was just adorable and giggled at everything her brother did – they are so close and and so sweet together – it was a real joy to have captured their little relationship in these young years for them to remember when they are older and for their parents to cherish for many years to come….
A couple of weeks ago I met up with a gorgeous family in Windsor and we headed off for a lovely afternoon walk through some fields and down to the river. Amelie & Jago were just adorable and we chatted away as we walked around and discovered the poppies, the river and the fields looking for wildlife everywhere we went – the kids were delighted to find lots big blue dragonflies gliding across the fields of long grasses and were surprised to discover the river hidden behind the bushes and we sat and watched a couple of big boats float passed and got lots of waves from the passengers. It was a really lovely family afternoon and I was thrilled to be able to capture some really lovely images of the family to cherish…
I was really excited to see some of my images featured on The English Wedding blog today. The English Wedding Blog is absolutely fantastic and full of inspiration – if you havent seen it then do take a look http://english-wedding.com It was such a beautiful shoot at Whipley Manor Farm and Christine Maciocia, Event Stylist worked so hard to pull it all together plus making most of her vintage accessories too. Please take a look at the link below…..
I love working with Jemma Slevin, Editor-in-Chief of The Little Book and I absolutely love her magazine. Its a wonderful local families magazine with three issues throughout the year (Spring, Summer and Autumn) and focuses on lots of family related issues, interesting articles, information on local schools and a calendar of events taking place in your local area. Its absolutely fantastic – Jemma works so hard to fill it to the brim with everything thats on-trend from fashion to bumps, babies, pre shcool, school age up to secondary.
I photograph the children’s fashion spread for the magazine and we all had a wonderful time in the beautiful fields within Windsor Great Park enjoying a hazy carefree afternoon and dressing up in some beautiful clothes. A special thanks to Rebecca Hannah for assisting on the day and a big thank you to Jemma for the styling and of course to the wonderful models Kai, Ellen, Nia & Sam.
I was lucky enough to photograph little Isabelle and Angus about 3 years ago and so was delighted when their mum contacted me again to book another shoot. I couldnt wait to see them all again and to see how much they have changed and grown. Its amazing how the little years seem to fly by and so I was really excited to be able to document these two little ones again as its all too easy when you are living in the moment to let the months and year pass. This is why I love my job so much as I am able to freeze these amazing young days of little ones lives not only for their parents but also for the children to look back on when they are older. We had a great afternoon running around their garden in Hedgerley, Buck and I look forward to watching Isabelle and Angus grow up over the years.