A little bit about me...
"My goal is to capture and create magical memories and moments that you'll
look back on and love"
Nikki Goodeve, Photography Fairy
I'm Nikki, The Photography Fairy and I work as a mobile photographer setting up my portable photography studio in my clients homes or offering photoshoots at an outdoor location of choice. Creating beautiful, engaging images that reflect my subjects true personality with a genuine connection is my real passion. I live with my husband, two daughters and pet cat 'Squidge' in Haywards Heath, and work across Sussex. I specialise in newborn photography, child and family portraits as well maternity photoshoots. I also offer corporate, equine portrait and pet photography, using both natural light and with studio style lighting.
Having owned my first film SLR camera since the age of fourteen, I quickly learnt the art of film processing and set up my own dark room from home. Years later and still hooked, I progressed onto Digital Photography which I studied alongside Graphic Design at University.
I'm very much a people person and like to quickly put people at ease. I especially love working with children, working at their pace to get the best from their session and making the whole experience fun. Not only am I often called 'the baby whisperer' by my clients, but I am also known as a bit of a 'Dr Dolittle' when it comes to animals. I have a particular soft spot for horses and have ridden since the age of ten, I'm captivated by their elegant beauty and form. There is a well known saying that says never choose to work with children and animals - but for me it's a huge challenge that I enjoy and one that I love to accept!
I am a registered member of the Guild of Photographers and am committed to the art of photography through my continual training and personal development. I have received training in the art of Newborn Photography, including newborn posing techniques and have many years experience using studio lighting. Drawing on my Graphic Design background I also have an extensive knowledge of professional post-editing and design software.
My calm and patient approach allows me to engage with my subjects, putting them totally at ease. I love meeting new faces, whether I'm working with a newborn baby, a highly strung toddler who doesn't want to sit still, a self conscious teen or an adult who really hates having their photo taken - I come armed with different tactics and techniques that aid me to getting the best shots you'll love.
I'm always happy to chat through any new ideas so get in touch if you have any questions.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thanks, Nikki x