Gold Award in Newborn Photography for Bishops Stortford Photographer, Rachel Sloan.

Gold Award in Newborn Photography

I am over the moon to post that I have just been awarded a GOLD award in Newborn Photography by the Society of Photographers. This is an international competition and one which is open to photographers of all levels, but only the very best images are ever awarded. This competition only has 2 awards – Highly Commended or Gold. Those who don’t reach either of these, don’t even score (and trust me, this hurts as a photographer when you enter and don’t place!).

Every detail of a Gold award winning portrait has to be perfect – from your lighting and styling to the shadows and highlights, colour toning, editing (this is always the bit which takes the longest for a newborn photographer) and of course the feelings and emotions, which the image gives you.

award winning newborn photography

I had this image in my head for a little while. I love to use flowers and foliage in my work but I also love butterflies and deep rich colours in my newborn photography. This burnt orange colour is so beautiful and coordinated perfectly with the tortoiseshell butterflies. Not to mention that Myla is a red haired baby and therefore her skin tone and natural hair colour worked so perfectly to complete the look.

Myla was just a couple of weeks old when I photographed her. Newborns (usually) are most sleepy in those first few weeks and are also happy to pose in these adorable positions while they are still little.

To have achieved a Gold award in Newborn Photography in the Societies competition is amazing and I’m literally on cloud nine! I am also an Associateship member of this association, which demonstrates a high level of skill and expertise in my field.

Published in the Bishops Stortford IndependentNews!

As if I wasn’t proud enough, I was thrilled to find out that my award winning image also made the front cover of the Bishops Stortford Independent newspaper! The paper not only featured my Gold Award in Newborn Photography on the front cover, but also a little piece on me as an Essex pregnancy and newborn photographer on page 7. Here’s the direct link to the article and of course, a cheesy picture of me holding the paper! 🙂

Award Winning Bishops Stortford Newborn Photographer

I am a newborn photographer based in Bishops Stortford, Essex and I have a small home studio in Hatfield Heath, which is a small village just outside of the main town. It has easy links to the M11 and main routes from London, Chelmsford and Cambridge.

If you are looking to book an award winning newborn, family or maternity photographer, then please head over to each of the category pages for more information or send me an email for more information. You can also follow me on social media on Facebook or Instagram