Michelle Sinclair Photography: Blog https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog en-us (C) Michelle Sinclair Photography michellesinclairphotography@hotmail.co.uk (Michelle Sinclair Photography) Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:51:00 GMT Mon, 16 Mar 2020 06:51:00 GMT https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/img/s/v-12/u566155637-o675584651-50.jpg Michelle Sinclair Photography: Blog https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog 120 80 Gold Award with SWPP - The Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers. https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/11/gold-award-with-swpp---the-society-of-wedding-and-portrait-photographers I am delighted to tell you I have just gained my first Gold award with SWPP. www.swpp.co.uk
 

I started entering my work into the monthly competition to push my standards up, and to gain feedback on what I need to improve on and reach the high standard in professional photography.
 

SWPP are a Worldwide Association of professional photographers. I gain mentoring, qualifications, help and advice from them.
 

There are 26 categories that cover all aspects of photography and it is judged by some of the most esteemed Fellow, Master and Grand Master photographers in the UK and across the world. All entries which gain the coveted ‘Gold’ award are put forward to our annual judging and, if deemed to be the best, can gain their maker a prestigious ‘Photographer of the Year’ Award within its category at our annual Awards Dinner.
 

My images are images which I have taken on commissioned sessions.
 

I have entered into 3 categories this month Baby, Children and Monochrome.
 

Having received a text from a fellow photographer friend of mine this afternoon saying congratulations on your Gold award, I quickly jumped up off my seat to go and check! I forgot about the awards and was delighted and surprised!
 

Not only did I gain my first Gold award I also gained 2 Highly commended on my other two images! Happy month for Michelle Sinclair Photography!
 

Gold: Awards will go forward to the annual judging and are deemed to be images of the highest standard and will be published in Professional Imagemaker
Highly Commended: Above standard. These images will be reviewed every three months and have the potential of being reclassified as Gold.
 

I would like to thank all my customers for their support and custom.
 

A big thank you to the parents of my award winning images and allowing me to share them!
 

Below are my winning images!
 

Michelle x
 


 


 


 


 

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michellesinclairphotography@hotmail.co.uk (Michelle Sinclair Photography) Award Highlands Inverness baby children inverness newborn photographer photography photography. winning https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/11/gold-award-with-swpp---the-society-of-wedding-and-portrait-photographers Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:35:37 GMT
Mum and dad getting involved in a newborn baby photography session. https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/7/mum-and-dad-getting-invloved-in-a-newborn-baby-photography-session To be included in your baby session or not?
 


 


 

Prior to your newborn baby session I give you details of what to bring, how to prepare baby what to wear etc. I will also talk to you about what style and type of images you would like me to try and create for you. All my sessions are different but I like to understand what kind of images are your favourite and what I can do create to the prefect gallery for you.  Props, colours, outfits there is lots of choices and its good to chat about this before the session.
 

I also like to mention about being in the images too, I feel its very special and a great time in your life which your never going to get back again so why not!!
 

Ok to be fair most mums don't feel fantastic and always worrying about how they look, with just having a baby makes this even worse. I will be honest with you, the mums I have persuaded to get a few images taken have been delighted with them in the end. I do work my magic in photoshop after the session so rest assured.
 

Being included can be as little as your hands holding the baby.
 

A few samples of parent shots are shown below -
 


 

Get in touch to discuss your session
 

www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk
 


 

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michellesinclairphotography@hotmail.co.uk (Michelle Sinclair Photography) https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/7/mum-and-dad-getting-invloved-in-a-newborn-baby-photography-session Thu, 02 Jul 2015 15:09:40 GMT
Award Winning Baby Photographer Inverness https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/award-winning-baby-photographer-inverness Just catching up on some blogging, I had forgotten to tell you about more awards I have won!
 

I am delighted to had gained another 5 bronze awards this month with the Guild of Photographers.
 

Its important to me I am creating images to a high standard and that's why I am part of both the Guild of Photographers and SWPP. These groups not only have monthly competitions they offer my mentoring and support so I can continue to learn and improve.  
 

I will keep pushing myself to gain more awards and hopefully one day I will achieve a Silver award.
 

My awarded images are shown below.
 


 


 

http://www.swpp.co.uk/
 

http://photoguild.co.uk/
 

Michelle Sinclair
 

www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk
 


 

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michellesinclairphotography@hotmail.co.uk (Michelle Sinclair Photography) award baby children inverness kids newborn photographer wining https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/award-winning-baby-photographer-inverness Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:34:02 GMT
Inverness award wining baby Photographer - Why choose a proffesional Baby Photographer? https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/inverness-award-wining-baby-photographer---why-choose-a-proffesional-baby-photographer Why choose a professional photographer for you baby photos?
 

When searching for the perfect baby photographer to capture the most special time in your life there are a few things to consider.

I will cover a few of the important factors which are relevant for all my sessions.

The obvious things are important too -

Style - Does your photographer's style and work suit what you love. There are different photographers offering very different styles from natural, posed to a mix of both.

Location - Where is your photographer? I have both a studio for my posed prop style sessions and I now offer natural home sessions for new babies which are perfect for mums who cant get out due to a caesarean section .

Cost - Does your photographers packages suit your budget? Photography is a luxury item and I offer a range of packages to suit your requirements.

A few points to consider are -

  • Is your photographer qualified ? - I am qualified with my Licentiate in both the SWPP and the Guild of Photographers for babies and children.

http://www.swpp.co.uk/ http://photoguild.co.uk/

  • Is the photographer fully trained? - I have been on several newborn specialist training courses on learning how to handle and pose babies safely.

I have been trained by some of the top newborn photographers in both the uk and abroad.

  • Registered ?  - Are they a legitimate business paying tax and national insurance?
  • Insured? -  Are they fully insured and have public liability insurance incase of an accident? 
  • Disclosure Check - In Scotland people working with children are asked to have a disclosure check. I have my certificate available to show if requested.
  • Practice safe? I am a member of Baby and Newborn Photography Association, http://www.banpas.co.uk/  In a newborn session the most important factor is the baby is safe and comfortable at all times. Every session and baby is different, some prefer to be posed other don't. I only do poses the baby is happy and comfortable in. Baby is never left alone, I either have mum or dad beside baby at all times either holding or watching them closely. Sometimes babies need to be held to get the shot but then the images are merged together afterwards in photoshop to create a composite shot. Samples of this shown below.

Professional photographers spend time editing the images in photoshop to perfect them.

 

I hope this helps, please feel to get in touch with me if you have any questions.

Michelle

www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk
 

 
 


 

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michellesinclairphotography@hotmail.co.uk (Michelle Sinclair Photography) Baby and association award baby guild inverness newborn of photographer photographers photography quailied saftey wining https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/inverness-award-wining-baby-photographer---why-choose-a-proffesional-baby-photographer Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:04:20 GMT
Inverness newborn baby photography - Baby Erin https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/inverness-newborn-baby-photography---baby-erin A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting baby Erin! Amy and Mark bought Erin to me for a wee photo session, only a few days old and she was just perfect!
 

I had asked Amy prior to the session to bring some interesting personal things that were meaningful to her and Mark so that I can get a bit creative!
 

With my creative hat on I got to work! Using mums wedding veil we created a few different images for them, Erin was surrounded by it, lying with it as a cover and then had it hanging over her whist in the box.
 

They also bought along Amy's first teddy's which is over 30 years old so was a bit wobbly but he managed to stay put for a few minutes! With Mark's first baby book Dumbo we created a scene around Erin.
 

I truly love these types of images as they are different and with little bits of you in them.
 

At the end mum and dad then posed so some beautiful mummy and daddy shots. 
 

Big thanks Amy and Mark for bringing in your gorgeous girl and I hope to photograph her again sometime.
 

Below is a wee selection of images from the session.
 

Want a personalised session using your own meaningful props - contact me today to discuss.
 


 

Michelle Sinclair Photography
 

www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk
 

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michellesinclairphotography@hotmail.co.uk (Michelle Sinclair Photography) Highlands Inverness baby family inverness newborn photographer photography https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/inverness-newborn-baby-photography---baby-erin Thu, 11 Jun 2015 14:59:26 GMT
Lifestyle Newborn Baby Photography Inverness - Baby Photo Session https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/lifestyle-newborn-photography-inverness---baby-photo-session Lifestyle Newborn photography Session - Inverness
 


 

I am pleased to announce as from June 2015 I will be offering both studio posed newborn sessions and lifestyle natural sessions. This has been something I have been thinking about offering for a while now, with the bright summer days I thought this is the perfect time to launch it.
 

Newborn sessions can now be your choice so you choose whatever style you like and also suits your family.
 

Lifestyle sessions are very different to my posed studio session and equally as special. I would come to your own home and create beautiful images using your things and take images of your new baby in their own surroundings. I use a mix of the living room, master bedroom, nursery or whatever you would like. I use natural light for these type of sessions so a nice bright house with lots of natural window light works best.
 

Using a mix of your own items, teddy's, blankets, cards etc, I create images to treasure forever. The session is non posed, I do help with set up etc but I like to capture you and your family a naturally as possible. I don't do the beanbag or prop shots but I can work with you regarding that.
 

With me coming to your own home this allows you to relax and no need to go out of the house, this can be helpful in cases where mum has had a caesarean section.
 

Of course I will still be offering my studio styled sessions too.
 

Today I had the pleasure of been welcomed into Mary jo's home in Fortrose. With the most beautiful bright, spacious, lovely décor it was perfect for a lifestyle session.
 

Ianna, less than 3 weeks old and big sister Ava were both stars. We had some fun and Ava showed her character using her camera and binoculars during the session!
 

Below are samples of the session I do hope you like them.
 

Bi  g thanks to Mary Jo for your time today, your family are lovely you must be very proud!
 

 

 

For further information please contact me -
 

Michelle
 

Tel - 07737791164
 

Email - michellesinclairphotography@hotmail.co.uk
 

www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk
 


 


 


 

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michellesinclairphotography@hotmail.co.uk (Michelle Sinclair Photography) Inverness baby inverness liftstyle newborn photographer photography https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/lifestyle-newborn-photography-inverness---baby-photo-session Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:45:37 GMT
Newborn Photography Inverness - Baby Maisie https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/newborn-photography-inverness---baby-maisie I am a wee bit behind on keeping my blog upto date. I am so busy at the moment with training and sessions its hard to find the time.
 

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting baby Maisie just over a week old and as good as gold.
 

She was so good during the session we managed to get a great range of lovely bright eyed awake shots as well as those sleepy shots.
 

Mum and dad also got some nice images taken with them too.
 

Maisie was full of smiles too, I love baby smiles awake and sleeping !!
 

Below is a wee selection of images taken from her gallery.
 


 


 

Looking for newborn or baby photography contact me today for a chat.
 

Michelle Sinclair
 

Telephone - 07737791164
 

Email - michellesinclairphotography@Hotmail.co.uk
 

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michellesinclairphotography@hotmail.co.uk (Michelle Sinclair Photography) Inverness award baby inverness inverness. newborn photographer photography photos winning https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/6/newborn-photography-inverness---baby-maisie Thu, 04 Jun 2015 15:27:32 GMT
Double Bronze Bar Award - The Guild of Photographers - Newborn Photography Inverness https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/5/double-bronze-bar-award---the-guild-of-photographers---newborn-photography-inverness Today I am pleased to announce I have won 2 awards for my newborn photography. I have been awarded 2 Bronze bars from the Guild of Photographers.
 

I am a proud member of The Guild of Photographers which are an association for individuals who are committed to the art of photography.
 

As I am always trying to push myself and learn more I feel its important to be part of such a group.
 

Having joined in March,  I decided to enter into the monthly image of the month competition. A little nervous but as I love a challenge I thought why not!
 

The competition is very demanding they look for many different factors in the image, posing, lighting and composition are all important.
 

A Bronze award with the Guild of Photographers  is - "Awarded to images of a strong standard in the national competition (something to be proud of) "
 

 

What's next with me - I am in the middle of submitting my 21 images to a panel of judges for my qualified status with the Guild, which I am excited about.
 

Every year I  continue to obtain more training for my newborn handling and safe posing.
 


 

http://photoguild.co.uk

Interested in having your newborn, baby or child photographed please get in touch for a chat.

Michelle

07737791164
 

find me on facebook.

www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk

 


 

So my two images shown below are of Harrison taken in April and Lorcan taken last August. A special thanks to them for being so cute!!
 


 

 
 


 

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michellesinclairphotography@hotmail.co.uk (Michelle Sinclair Photography) Award Bronze Dornoch Golspie Highlands Inverness Nairn Ross-shire Sutherland award baby bar children guild images inverness newborn of photographer photographers. photography scotland. winning https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/5/double-bronze-bar-award---the-guild-of-photographers---newborn-photography-inverness Thu, 21 May 2015 12:56:03 GMT
Video of my work - Newborn, baby photography Inverness https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/5/video-of-my-worknewbornbabyphotographerinverness I have not posted on here for so long I thought I would post a video of images of my work.
 

Features Maternity, newborn, baby, family and cake smash sessions!
 

I offer a range of photography to suit your needs.
 

Based in Inverness in my small cosy studio or location of your choice.
 

http://www.smilebox.com/playBlog/4e4449314e6a4d794d54673d0d0a&blogview=true
 


 

Get in touch if your interested in a session, make sure to like my facebook page to keep upto date with special offers and discounts.
 

www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk
 

Tel - 07737791164
 

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michellesinclairphotography@hotmail.co.uk (Michelle Sinclair Photography) Inverness Photography and baby cake hospital. newborn photographer photography sessions smash https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2015/5/video-of-my-worknewbornbabyphotographerinverness Tue, 19 May 2015 19:42:31 GMT
Mamas and Papas in Store Mini Sessions https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/mamas-and-papas-in-store-mini-sessions I am delighted to announce  that I am working together with Mamas and Papas Inverness to offer Christmas mini sessions.

Full details on poster below - appointment only so please get in touch if you would like a Slot.

 

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michellesinclairphotography@hotmail.co.uk (Michelle Sinclair Photography) Baby Centre Eastgate Inverness Inverness. Mamas Papas Shopping and baby photographer photography https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/10/mamas-and-papas-in-store-mini-sessions Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:41:03 GMT
Joining Butterfly wishes network https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/joining-butterfly-wishes-network Today I had some news! I have been approved and I am now part of the Butterfly Wishes Network. I am very pleased to be part of such a lovely network.

Butterfly Wishes are a group of professional photographers who offer their time and services free of charge to families of children with life shortening conditions. We aim to provide families with lovely images which will be treasured forever.

If you no of someone who would benefit from this service please spread the word and tell them about The Butterfly Wishes Network.
 
You can read all about us on the website below.

http://www.butterflywishesnetwork.co.uk
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michellesinclairphotography@hotmail.co.uk (Michelle Sinclair Photography) https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/9/joining-butterfly-wishes-network Thu, 04 Sep 2014 16:27:04 GMT
News - Swpp Licentiate Qualification ! https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/7/news---swpp-licentiate-qualification  

 

 

SWPP LICENTIATE

I am very pleased to tell you that today I received news that I am now a qualified member of SWPP and have gained my Licentiate!

Two years ago nearly to the date Michelle Sinclair Photography began! It was a life changing decision for my family and myself but I have never looked back. Starting up my own photography business whilst raising my family was a big step but I am so pleased I did.

I am always learning and developing as I want to deliver the best possible images to my clients. Behind closed doors training and practicing is very much a part of my work. SWPP are a governing body for professional photographers who I recently joined.  They offer many benefits including mentoring programme and qualifications. They assess and grade photographers on their ability's to deliver quality work.  I had always had it in my head to begin with the mentoring programme and work towards my Licentiate qualification.

So about a month ago I summited 20 images to my mentor to give me critique so I could work on them. Within two weeks I received information back from them. Along with critique for each image I was told my images are worthy for consideration for qualification. I was delighted as I had thought I would be a few months working towards this. With a few small changes to my 20 images my images were then ready and I took a deep breath and hit the send button! Only 10 days later I hear back that all my images have passed and were graded at a high level for my Licentiate qualification!!

A fantastic 2 years of business so far and now with this I look forward to improving and working towards my next qualification, and of course capturing beautiful images for my lovely clients!

Shown are my 20 images which gained me my qualification.

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I am very pleased to tell you that today I received news that I am now a qualified member of SWPP and have gained my Licentiate!

Two years ago nearly to the date Michelle Sinclair Photography began! It was a life changing decision for my family and myself but I have never looked back. Starting up my own photography business whilst raising my family was a big step but I am so pleased I did.

I am always learning and developing as I want to deliver the best possible images to my clients. Behind closed doors training and practicing is very much a part of my work. SWPP are a governing body for professional photographers who I recently joined.  They offer many benefits including mentoring programme and qualifications. They assess and grade photographers on their ability's to deliver quality work.  I had always had it in my head to begin with the mentoring programme and work towards my Licentiate qualification.

So about a month ago I summited 20 images to my mentor to give me critique so I could work on them. Within two weeks I received information back from them. Along with critique for each image I was told my images are worthy for consideration for qualification. I was delighted as I had thought I would be a few months working towards this. With a few small changes to my 20 images my images were then ready and I took a deep breath and hit the send button! Only 10 days later I hear back that all my images have passed and were graded at a high level for my Licentiate qualification!!

A fantastic 2 years of business so far and now with this I look forward to improving and working towards my next qualification, and of course capturing beautiful images for my lovely clients!

Shown are my 20 images which gained me my qualification.

 

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michellesinclairphotography@hotmail.co.uk (Michelle Sinclair Photography) https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/7/news---swpp-licentiate-qualification Sat, 05 Jul 2014 10:57:06 GMT
Training Days! https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/2/training-days Training With Tracy Willis – Maternity 2 Mischief

 

Training is very important to me, I want to learn and expand my skills.

Newborn Photography is an art and takes practicing to pose / light and edit to get those perfect images! I decided I would book 2 days training one to one with Tracy Willis an award winning Newborn Photographer based in Bournemouth.

Being a short train journey away from my brother and Sister I thought I would make a wee holiday of it!

 On the first day we had the privilege of twin brothers and their older brother and sister even decided to get in on the action to so we got some great sibling images.

On the second day we had both a boy and a girl in the studio and we covered a vast amount of wraps, poses, prop shots and I even managed to get a photo using the moon which is a prop I am looking into getting for my studio!!!

The 2 days flew by but I gained a lot of hands on experience and some exciting new ideas!

I can’t thank Tracy and her assistant Tom enough and I do hope to meet again in the future for more training.

 

Here are a handful of my favourite images from the 2 days. (some images have been altered etc for space)

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michellesinclairphotography@hotmail.co.uk (Michelle Sinclair Photography) https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/2/training-days Sat, 15 Feb 2014 19:44:27 GMT
Lets Get Febuary Off To a Good Start....... https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/1/lets-get-febuary-off-to-a-good-start First Blog Post for my new website so I thought I better make it a nice special offer!

Contact me for more details - Mention website offer!!!

 

 

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michellesinclairphotography@hotmail.co.uk (Michelle Sinclair Photography) https://www.michellesinclairphotography.co.uk/blog/2014/1/lets-get-febuary-off-to-a-good-start Fri, 31 Jan 2014 23:16:06 GMT