Photos give me the feeling that I could hold an instant of time, emotion and memory right there. I appreciate them. Less is definitely more for me and keeps the collection of images interesting and more captivating.
I am Petra, I am a photographer, wife and mama of 3 little ones and we have a small dog called Bentley. Life is busy but not sure I would have it any other way.
My journey as a photographer began as a trainee at a Leigh on Sea based studio in 2006 after having my first EVER family photoshoot with my family who came to visit from Slovakia. I was so fascinated that I applied for a job and over time I became a photographer and editor. Over the years I have photographed hundreds of families, children and pets. But, since having my first son in 2011, I started to focus more on newborn photography.
I am lucky enough to work from home (in Leigh on Sea) but I do location and shoots in client’s homes too. I am more and more intrigued by lifestyle photography and I would like to do more of that! Portraiture is what I do best however I get excited just about any project, big or small. I offer maternity, newborn, family and anything in between in portraiture, and I also do some commercial work. I use natural light in my work. I listen what my clients want to achieve and adjust accordingly. I have my style and it will always shine through whatever but will always incorporate my client’s ideas. They are their images, right?
I dipped my toe into birth photography few years ago and I captured some amazing moments for parents meeting their new babies for the first time. I am hoping to continue this journey once my littlest is a bit bigger. You can see their birth stories here.
I always hope that my work will evoke emotions in my clients and the moments we capture together will have lasting effect and put a smile on their faces every time they get a glance of their images. I am easy going, patient and my sessions have a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of time to get to know my clients (big or small).
To me photographs are a beautiful reminder of what life once was. I have so many I look back on with such gratitude! It’s so easy to forget those times, whatever, whoever and whenever you were, so let me capture those precious moments for you. To check availability please contact me here.