I am judgement-free. Whoever you are, I want you to feel comfortable around me and my camera. Being in front of the lens shouldn't be about anxiety - it should be an opportunity for you to present yourself exactly how you want. When I create images, I want them to make you feel good. Because, you know, you smashed it when you woke up this morning, and you deserve to see that!
I favour a natural, documentary style approach. My favourite images are those which show people caught up in a moment; laughing, reacting to one another, and simply being themselves. I think there's such a thing as too much staging, and that it can often make photography feel awkward or inauthentic. I prefer to steer clear of that, working with natural lighting and familiar environments to help you feel relaxed and at ease.
I am affordable. The world is pretty expensive these days, and honestly I think that sucks. While I need to make a living out of my work, I run standard and reduced rate pricing structures so that those on low-income can still afford professional, empowering photographs. Most importantly: no one is turned away for lack of funds.
I work with you. All my photo sessions begin with a consultation, to give me the opportunity to understand who you are, and what you want you want from your photos. I want to create images that you want to see, and that you can feel excited about.
a transgender, asexual person in a polyamorous relationship (Read: a Big Queer™) I’m particularly sensitive to the needs of the Queer/LGBTQ community. I completely understand that your relationship to your body and looks might be very complex, and that being in front of a camera can often be an awkward or even scary experience. I also understand that it can be difficult to know whether a business is queer friendly or not; hiring a photographer for a family photo session can be a real source of anxiety when, for example, you’re not sure how the photographer might react to your partner being the same gender as you.
When you book me, you’re booking a photographer who’s genuinely invested in creating a judgement free zone. Difference is exciting, and I want my images to show just how wide and varying human identity can be.
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Nicky Takes Photos is a queer, transgender photographer. Available for lgbtq weddings, gay or same-sex weddings, polyamorous weddings, short weddings under £500, small weddings, professional headshots, family portraits, lgbtq family portraits, community events, public events, and private events in the South West including Bristol, Bath, Weston-Super-Mare, Clevedon, Portishead, Wells, Glastonbury, Swindon, Newport, Cardiff.
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