Nicola Streader - Hampshire Wedding & Family Photographer...

Soooo, a bit about me. Feels awkward! Well I am a photographer of Weddings, Familes, Babies. People basically! 

I live with my husband, my two beautiful girls, our blue cat, Otis and our black and tan Chihuahua, Louie. 

I love golden light and making photographs.  I also love new PJ’s, red wine, lip stick and strong cheese. I love cheesy TV too, like the X Factor. I love to cook but am also partial to a Chinese takeaway. I love candles but am fussy on scent (my favourite is Lily Flames Fairy Dust, if you haven't had one, you must try it. This is also not a hint ;)) I love to holiday but I'm not sure if that’s because it makes me more appreciative of home when I return…there's nothing better than carpet after 2 weeks of sand in between your toes! The best place I've been to is New York. I can't wait to go back and take the Girls. I love the autumn and the colours it brings but Christmas tops it for me. I love decorating the Christmas tree, love Christmas Dinner and I like watching Christmas films early...early early.  I love music that evokes emotion. Whether it makes me want to dance or cry! 

 I hate having my own photo taken (who doesn't really?).

I haven’t always been a photographer, I used to work in mortgages and although I didn't love it, I met some life long friends and had a blast. Then I had kids and found a passion for taking endless pictures of them (they hate having their photo taken now) and the rest is history. I'm so happy to be able to do something I love. I know I am very lucky and I still get excited every time I book a Wedding or a Family Session.  I love sitting at my computer for hours in my new PJ's with a glass of wine editing pictures, eating cheese.  ;) 

My approach and photography style...

My style is a reportage, natural and fun. I like to shoot your wedding as it happens but in the most beautiful way possible taking some time out for some private couple portraits too.  I want you to be you, I want your kids to run about and be kids. Some of the most striking images come from when the kids are not smiling and the most heart felt wedding pictures come from when a Bride and Groom subtly enjoying a moment together.