This month we’re featuring Peta Nikel, a photographer who specialises in maternity, newborn and babies and works out of a home studio in Honeywood, 25kms north of Hobart city. Peta’s work is sublimely beautiful, I am sure you will agree!
Her clients often describe their experience with her as comfortable, which is so important given she’s handling their precious new baby. Peta offers a very personalised experience for her clients. Her in person ordering sessions are an extension of this service, and gives her clients the opportunity to see products, ask questions, get Peta’s expert help selecting images, see her beautiful products and walk out feeling 100% content with their choices.
Tell us about specialising in maternity, newborn and baby photography?
From a young age I’ve had a love of babies and you could always find me holding the babies of my mum’s friends when they visited. To be able to combine my love of photography with my love of babies makes me really happy. I think newborn/baby photography suits my quiet nature… I am in my element softly soothing a new baby.
Over the years my love of capturing the beauty and innocence of babies has extended to sharing in my clients journey as a whole, from their pregnancy to sharing in the joy of their new baby and then watching that tiny baby grow into a toddler.
How did you fall in love with photography?
My love for photography started back in 2008. I wanted to be able to take gorgeous photos of my own children, and I love to try new things. Photography suited me because the challenge to grow and learn was endless. Past creative outlets that I have tried have fallen by the wayside because they weren’t challenging enough.
Your styling in your newborn photos is stunning, where does your inspiration come from?
My inspiration for my newborn work came from my Nan who could never understand the reason behind blemishing these precious babies with big colourful hats and intruding props.
Do you have any photography idols?
I am a big fan of Kelly Brown and I also love the pureness of Kristen Cook’s images.
Do you have any photography dreams?
It’s always been a dream to photograph for a baby magazine. I think it would be a lot of fun, a great challenge and it’s always gratifying to see your images in print.
Thank you Peta for taking time out from photographing those sweet bebes to talk with us! Xx