Nina is both a photographer and mentor, well-known for her vibrant and bold visual style and using the colours of the UK as the backdrops for family portraits. She is also recognised throughout the UK for offering Child Photography Training and Mentoring along with her extensive Business and Marketing workshops.
Gary is an award winning Lancashire based professional photographer with a passion for delivering timeless images. Images that will become a legacy, passed on for generations. Despite having his own thriving portrait business, Gary still finds the time to travel the length and breadth of the British Isles running various education courses and 1-to-1’s with photographers. Primarily his training centres on the technical aspects of shooting portraiture, from lighting to posing the model and all the way through to post production.
Kevin distinguishes his photography, whether that be his extensive wedding work or his more recent ‘day in the life’ family photography as ‘pure documentary’. Kevin has a wealth of photographic experience, shooting his first professional wedding back in 2008. Since then his work has taken him across the globe whilst his role as an official Fujifilm Ambassador has also given him the opportunity to speak at conventions as far afield as Japan and Argentina.
York Place Studios isn’t just a collective of four visual artists, it’s a close family team. Founded in 2006 by brother and sister team Dom & Liam Shaw and joined in 2012 by their brother Alex and Dom’s husband Matt, York Place has grown from a local seaside studio to one of the most internationally recognised and respected brands in the world of wedding photography.
Emma’s passion for photography started after picking up a camera for the first time to document the early life of her first child. Six weeks after photographing her first client she handed in her notice at her job, with only a business name, no bookings in the diary, one month’s pay to live on and a heap load of faith.
Since then she has grown her photography business exponentially and become one of the most sought after trainers in the UK focussing on workflow, lighting and soothing techniques.
“I love working with different people- people learn in different ways, be it kinaesthetically or visually, and part of being a teacher is to recognise this and adapt to the trainees needs. I love seeing my trainees progress and genuinely get a little teary when they nail a pose or angle they were struggling with before.”