Hemel Hempstead Photograper

Award winnings children's photographer in Hemel Hempstead

Firstly, thank you for visiting my website. My name is Nina and I am a Hemel Hempstead photographer who specialises in bumps, babies, children and families. This year I was incredibly honoured to have been named as the Children, Family & Lifestyle Photographer of the Year by the Guild of Professional Photographers. My work has been featured in a number of publications including Vogue and I also teach Beginners Photography Courses for parents and mentor aspiring professional photographers. Details of how I work, examples of my latest family sessions, and an overview of my pricing are all shown below. If you would like to chat about booking a session then feel free to email nina@ninamacephotography.com or call 07970 474009. featured vogue photographer


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Photographing in and around Hemel Hempstead

I work with families all throughout Hemel Hempstead including Boxmoor, Chaulden, Leverstock Green, Bourne End, Bovingdon, HP1, HP2, HP3 & HP4. Below are my favourite locations to photograph families of all ages.

From experience I would recommend your photo shoot starts in your home for an hour and then we head outside. This gives you the best variety of images and means that we really get to tell the story of your family. To see recent examples of full family photo shoots you can visit my blog here Hemel Hempstead Photographer

Boxmoor Trust

I have worked at Boxmoor for over 4 years and know the area inside out. It offers immense variety from fields, pathways, and stunning woodland. It is also where I run my Beginners Photography Courses for parents who have DSLR’s. It is especially stunning as we start to head into Spring & Summer. Hemel Hempstead Phorographer  

Gadebridge Park
A park close to the centre of town which offers lots of green space, walled gardens and a great playground. There is also a really lovely tree lined avenue which is great to photograph along. This is a great location if you have little ones who like to scoot and ride their bikes. In Summer months the ice cream van visits too! Nina_0991  
Bunkers Lane Park
An attractive open space close to Leverstock Green. This is a popular dog walking area so perfect for families that would like to include their pets in a photo shoot. There are a multitude of fields, a rope swing for bigger kids and some lovely tree lined natural avenues.  Living close by I often take my children here for bike rides. Bronze Bar  
Verulamium Park, St Albans
Just 5 minutes from Hemel Hempstead is Verulamium Park, St Albans. This public space has a wonderful mix of green spaces, woodland,  playground and a lake. My kids really enjoy the playground here as well as feeding the ducks and swans. In the Summer months the park also opens its splash park which is really popular. Hemel photo studio  

Session fee & Pricing

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I like to keep my pricing as transparent as possible so I work by charging a session fee to cover my time. My midweek sessions are charged at £50 and weekends, bank holidays & school holidays are £75. This covers your 1-2 hour photo shoot, editing and an online gallery to view your images. Once you have viewed the images, you can then go on to purchase digital files, with matching professional laboratory prints, from £199. For more details click below.See full pricing

Beginners Photography Course

1 day course to get you out of Auto from a local Hemel Hempstead Photographer

Beginners Photography Courses in Hemel Hempstead

I also run a very popular Beginners photography Course. I teach Mums and Dads with bridge or DSLR cameras how to get out of auto mode and take more control in a day. My course covers the technical workings of the camera, followed by very inspiriting section on light. We then look at how composition can make your images look more professional and finally how to get great expression from your children without saying cheese.

I really enjoy teaching the course and seeing my students images after the day. If you would like to see more details, and see some of the images they have taken after the course, then just visit here.  

Supporting local Hemel Hempstead businesses

One of the other arms of my business is Commercial photography and working with other local entrepreneurs. Below are some of the local companies that I have come across that I would recommend not just as a photographer, but also as a Mum of 2.

Lime Grove, Childbase Nursery

I work with the Oustanding Childbase Nursery group, supporting them with photography for marketing and press activity, but also for photoshoots for parents. Lime Grove received a substantial investment in last year and has the most wonderful outdoor play area and facilities. I could not recommend this nursery more, from the nursery itself, to the team that works there.

Mike Penning Lime Grove Nursery

Khana Cookery Classes

I am a big fan of Indian food and had been wanting to learn how to cook a great curry for years. A friend reccommeded Khana Cookery Classes and I was so impressed with this course! Sima who runs Khana can also run the courses from your home and you get an Indian Banquet included at the end. I am such a fan that I now host these nights in my home and am slowly converting all my friends to home made curry. For more details visit the Khana page here




Cakes stories by Lauren

Lauren runs a very successful Cupcake business and cupcake parties. Betsy Buttercream visits your home and runs a party where the children decorate chef quality aprons, makes cakes and generally entertains the kids. The children leave with their cakes, hats and aprons and your kitchen is left clean afterwards, what is not to love?! My daughter had Betsy Buttercream visit for her 5th birthday and she had a brilliant time. See here for more details

Cake Stories by Lauren Hemel Hempstead


Hemel Old Town Sunday Market

I was so pleased to see the return of the Old Town Sunday Market which runs once a month. The market sells authentic local produce and has specialist stalls including food, drink, vintage furniture and bonsai trees. To keep up to date with when the market is on just like their Facebook page here

Hemel Market Old Town


Hemel Hempstead Gazette

The local papers have always been a great supporter of my work and have reported on my Awards and Competition wins over the last few years.

To keep up to date with local news just visit here www.hemeltoday.co.uk

Photographer of the Year