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Introduction to Frequency Separation includes FREE downloadable action

using frequency separation on family photo shooT editing + FREE downloadable action** PLEASE NOTE THIS BLOG  IS BEST VIEWED ON AN IPAD OR PC/MAC SO YOU CAN SEE THE DETAIL WITHIN THE IMAGES **    Over the last 9 years, I have refined my editing (and shooting)...

Location scouting for family photographers

LOCATION SCOUTING TIPS FOR FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHERS  WELCOMEThank you for visiting my blog. My name is Nina and I am a Surrey-based photographer and photography trainer. I am often asked in my Facebook community how I find great locations for my outdoor shoots so I...

5 tips to help you create beautiful autumn family photography

As we head into Autumn I get especially excited about photographing families outdoors and I wanted to share some of my top shooting and session preparation tips along with images from a collective of fantastic UK photographers to inspire when you go out and shoot...
An all new Nina Mace Photography

An all new Nina Mace Photography

Over the Summer I have been working with the very talented Melissa Love  to redevelop my brand identity. I looked around at a lot of designers but fell in love with Melissa's work. We spend weeks delving into what I loved in terms of design, typology, colours and...

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Kids photographers in Hertfordshire

Kids photographers in Hertfordshire

Looking for a kids photographers in Hertfordshire? Then welcome to the home of Nina Mace Photography. I specialise in children's photography and my love for working with children has grown since having 2 of my own.  My photography business is based out of Hemel...

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Wedding at Shirrel Heath, Southampton

Wedding at Shirrel Heath, Southampton

Wedding photography Shirrel Heath Throughout the year I photograph a small number of weddings, usually for people I know or have worked with in the past. Last month I had the pleasure of photographing my friend Stuarts wedding at Shirrel Heath in Southampton. Some of...

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Beginners Photography Course for parents; June

Beginners Photography Course for parents; June

This weekend saw the launch of my Beginners Photography Course in Hemel Hempstead. It's something I have been thinking about for a while, as I often meet mums and dads who have these fantastic DSLR cameras but they aren't really sure how to use them. I've seen the...

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Charity portrait day Tadley, Hampshire

Charity portrait day Tadley, Hampshire

Charity Family Portrait day supporting SUDC (Sudden Unexpected Death in Childhood) Saturday June 14th , Tadley, Hampshire. As many of you already know, there is a charity which is particularly close to my heart which is called SUDC which stands for Sudden Unexplained...

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Natural light baby photo shoot in London

I know this family pretty well you can say - I grew up with Rob (and his sister Karen who is one of my best friends) as they lived 5 doors down from me in a village just outside of Basingstoke. I was so pleased that they asked me to come and take photos of their new...

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Editing – before and after…

A number of photographers have asked my about my editing style and whether I could share a before and after image. This was taken of my son a couple of weeks ago.  On the left is the image SOOC (straight out of camera) and the right is my edited version. It's a bit...

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Our 2013 family holiday in Holland Part 1

My husband grew up holidaying in Holland so this year we thought we would do the same. We booked to go to a park, very similar to Center Parcs, called Hof Van Saksen http://www.hofvansaksen.com/gb-en/holiday-park/the-netherlands/drenthe/hof-van-saksen. We planned to...

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Baby photo session in Hemel Hempstead

Baby photo session in Hemel Hempstead ; Just before I went on holiday to Holland (a blog post will follow later with lots of photos I took) I was asked to photographer baby Oscar who lives just around the corner from me in Hemel Hempstead. He was only a few weeks old...

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Outdoor photo session in Hemel Hempstead

One of things I love most about my job is I get to meet with the same families year after year. I first met the twins when they were a few months old. I then photographed their 1st birthday and christening and a few weeks ago we had a session to celebrate their...

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New York, New York!! Personal Post

What an exciting month - My husband took me on a surprise holiday to New York! He has earnt some brownie points that's for sure :-). All I knew is we were going away for 4 days...as it turned out even that was a fib as we went for a week and also managed to fit in a...

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New baby photo session in Berkhamstead

Ceri got in touch a few months ago and said she has been looking at lots of photographers websites for a photographer that matched their style. They were looking for natural images of their baby who was due in a few weeks. I'm so pleased they came across me and...

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Baby photo session in Hertfordshire

Baby photo session in Hertfordshire - What a lovely session this was with this gorgeous little girl who was fantastic in front of the camera. I think she was fascinated by it and spent most of the time staring down the lens which is exactly what you hope for. Some of...

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Lifestyle family photo session in St Albans

This has to go down as one of my favourite sessions - firstly because I forget how much fun photographing toddlers are, and secondly because the family wanted photos of their daughter just after she'd woken from her nap just playing in her house. I photographed this...

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Photographing on the beach – half term fun

This half term we braved the cold weather and headed down to Butlins for the week. It was freezing but for one day it was just cold (rather than artic) so we headed down to the beach for a while. The kids had a great time jumping off the barriers, collecting stones...

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Love mixing images and graphics…

I've always been interested in integrating graphics and images - alongside my photography I also design graphical family frames. Some images, especially baby images, work really well with graphics and here are some of my favourite exmaples below..  ...

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Baby photo session in Hertfordshire

This week I had the pleasure of meeting Sarah and her family who work at a company I used to work at many moons ago :-). The have a baby girl and she was at that great age where she could push up onto her tummy and was very interactive. She didn't cry at all and...

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Nina Mace is Hemel Hempstead Photographer who specialises in bumps, babies, children & families.  In 2013 she was awarded a place in the top 10 UK photographers by the Guild of Professional Photographers and has been featured in blogs and titles including Vogue Italia. Nina also runs Beginners Photography Training for mums and dads with DSLR’s. Nina works throughout Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Berkhamsted, Tring, Harpenden in Hertfordshire.

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