This week we are featuring Nina Gadhia from Moments by H&N Photography as our Photographer Behind the Lens!
Share a little about you...
I'm wifey to H, mama to little N and really just a big kid at heart. I was an accountant in my past life then I decided to take a leap of faith and chase my dream of taking photos for "work" (hard to call it work when you love what you do). When its time to chill I love to get on the yoga mat or enjoy a mocha at a local cafe or indulge in some quality tv marathon sessions, Blacklist is currently a favourite.
How did your photography career begin?
I scheduled in a monthly photography day when photography was just a hobby, so I have always been interested in technique and composition and generally taking beautiful photos (mainly landscape back then). I attended various courses to help build my skills and loved every second of it. When I had little N, I decided that the world of numbers was no longer for me and set up our photography business - Moments by H&N Photography. We started shooting every gig we were offered to build our portfolio and to sharpen our skills. We continue to strive to improve our photos but now focus mainly on newborns, babies and family photography.
What do you love most about photography?
I love that I get to capture special moments for my clients. Whether its a newborn curling their little finger around dad's giant finger or mum smiling at her baby while she plays. Its intimate and special and they get to keep looking at that image and remembering that time forever.
How would you describe your style?
For my newborn sessions - I like a simple set up - neutral with pops of pastel. Its all about the little one so I like to keep them the star of the show.
or the lifestyle photos - I'm all about the natural and candid shots. While I will ask my clients to look into the camera and smile (because you need one or two of those shots), my brief to them is to play with their baby / kids and pretend I'm not there.
Share with us your all-time favourite image, and why?
This is a hard one cause it always changes:) My current fave image is of Baby Sophia in the cream wrap with the white tie back with pops of florals in a very neutral setup. I love how sweet she looks and you are drawn to her little face by the colours.
Share a sneak peek inside your camera bag! What is your favourite lens and why?
My fave lens is the 24-70mm for my newborn sessions. I'm a mobile photographer so I find that this lens gives me the variety of shots in the varied environments that I work in.
What’s inside your editing toolbox? What post processing tools do you love the most?
All my photos are edited firstly in Lightroom then if necessary Photoshop. PS is mainly used to correct the skin of bubbas.
For a bit of fun…. share an image from your first paid session and from your most recent session! What has contributed most to your development as a photographer?
I have attached 2 pics for you from my first ever newborn session. I was lucky with my first little client to have gotten a beautiful shot.... then there was the face plant photo when I tried to move her into the tushy up pose ha ha ha. I think I have come a long way in the 2 years I have been in business and strive to improve with each session.
- I attended a newborn session with the talented Rebecca Connelly so got hands on training on posing and safety and styling
- I bought Kelly Brown's online tutorial on newborn photography and learned a lot on baby safety and posing in various props
What would be your #1 tip that you would give to new photographers?
Its all about the baby's safety first in newborn photography, it is necessary to get training to make sure you don't put your little client in any danger. The parents are trusting you with such a precious little person and its our job to make sure they are safe at all times.
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Sending out a BIG thank you to Nina for featuring on our Blog!
With love ~ Wood & Lace xx
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