Jules achieves “Master Craftsman” title

Master Craftsman Qualification for Julie Moult  based in Kirkby Mallory, Leicester, Family Portrait Photographer at Jules Photography & Little Creases Newborn Photography

This last year, as many of my clients will be aware,  I have been working on a collection of images to present to The Guild Of Photographers for assessment for my Craftsman Qualification.

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that finally last week my completed panel of images were judged by the Guilds team of International judges and I was actually awarded the “Master Craftsman” Qualification. This award means so much to me for many reasons but possibly the most important reason is that I know I am giving a truly Professional Quality Service and Product to my clients and Master Craftsman is a title I intend to live up to for the rest of my photographic career.

Throughout my photographic Journey I have participated In many training days with various Photographers in particular Damien Lovegrove  who I found extremely helpful and inspiring and I have always come away with new techniques that I have been able to apply to my own work. I think its very important to develop your own style and take inspiration from others to improve your own work and training is invaluable.

Learning to see images as a collection that represents your personal style is not always easy and my Guild Mentor Julie Oswin, a wonderfully talented acclaimed photographer, has played a huge role in helping me put these images together, and I am truly indebted to her for guiding me and encouraging me. She is a wonderful person and a fantastic trainer within the business of photography.

I would like to thank all of my clients, even if your imagesare not in this panel, you have all had an input and been extremely inspirational to me.

and finally thank you to The Guild for being such a nurturing organisation I love being a member of such a warm and friendly group of Photographers from all walks of life

Here is my final panel….

 

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Maternity/Bump Session Sophie & Kev

 

 

Its been all bumps this month at my little studio here in Leicester….I just love being a photographer!! I have known Sophie for over 20 years now! …Best friends with my daughter since primary school…I cant believe they are both expecting babies this year! Sophie is now settled up North with lovely man Kev waiting the birth of their son in just 4 weeks! It was just lovely to be chosen to capture this special time during Sophie’s pregnancy doesn’t she just look amazing! An added bonus also to grab a picture of Sophie and Bec together too…A real moment in their lives that they will never forget. I am so looking forward to their little mans’s newborn Session next month!!

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Maternity with Jules

Hello all you gorgeous expectant mummy’s!  your Pregnancy is such a magical time….it may seem like forever but really its over before you know it…how I wish I had beautiful images of my bump to look back on.

Capturing tasteful & timeless maternity images is my passion … I had the pleasure of photographing Jenna yesterday, I have to say she has the most beautiful bump at just 26 weeks I usually recommend anywhere from 28 -32 weeks to capture your beautiful bump but it really depends on each individual and how your bump is progressing. I am happy to meet with you to discuss what you would like to do and talk you through what to expect before your session and if you book your maternity and newborn sessions together you can save £70 🙂 Prices are HERE

Either Call me on 07515382865 or drop me an email if you want more information

Jules x

Little Creases & Jules Photography

Kirkby Mallory

Leicester

 

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Leicester Photographer jules is a multi award winning photographer winning Image of the Year in 3 categories for 2015 with The Guild of Photographers

Jules is awarded Photographers Bar in 3 Categories with The Guild

Local photographer achieves national acclaim!

Local photographer Julie Moult has been granted membership of the ‘Photographers Bar’ and was the only person in the UK to do so in 3 different photographic areas.

Membership of the ‘Photographers Bar’ is a unique distinction awarded to those photographers who have successfully had images assessed by the Guild of Photographers over the course of a year and have attained a score that evidences an exceptional level of professional skill and consistency throughout that a full year.

The Guild of Photographers is a highly respected association for all photographers and it’s competition attracts up to 1000 images for judging by an an expert Panel of Judges each month. Points are given to entries and these are then totaled at the end of the year. Those who reach the required threshold are then awarded membership of the ‘Photographers Bar’.

That membership of the ‘Photographers Bar’ is a distinction that is very difficult to achieve – in fact less than 100 photographers have achieved it in the 3 years since its inception, during which time over 30,000 images will have been entered for assessment by photographers across the UK and from overseas.

Guild Director Lesley Thirsk said “I am delighted for Julie as this is a great achievement! Submitting and having images assessed every month for a year and reaching the required standards to become a member of the Photographers Bar is very very demanding. It illustrates her commitment, skill and consistency. She should be very proud of what she has achieved!”

On hearing the news Julie who runs Little Creases leicester Newborn Photography & Jules Photography said …. I am absolutely thrilled to receive these awards…I am always working to improve my skills and produce beautiful images for my clients. Becoming a member of The Guild has enabled me to enter images each month for assessment which provides me with the right environment to grow and keep on track of my progress.

You can find out more about this award and the Guild of Photographers at their website (www.photoguild.co.uk) and more about Julie at her website www.littlecreases.com

If you have any further questions please either contact Lesley at the Guild (lesley@photoguild.co.uk) or Julie at info@littlecreases.com

10 images Nominated for National Awards with the Guild Of Photographers

The New Year brought with it 4 Magical emails from the Guild of Photographers I cannot express how honoured I am to have my images nominated for the National Annual Awards again this year and to be considered one amongst some of THE best photographers in the Country!

PRESS RELEASE

Leicester Newborn, Baby, Family & Pet Photographer Jules of Jules Photography & Little Creases achieves National Acclaim!
Jules, a photographer based in Kirkby Mallory, Nr Hinckley Leicester has reached the Final of the fiercely contested Guild of Photographers Image of the Year Competition.

 The Guild is a highly respected UK based association for photographers which has members from overseas as well. Each year it runs an on-line monthly photographic competition with awards being given each month to the very best of the entries.

During the course of 2015, the competition attracted nearly 10,000 entries in 4 categories, and this week the Guild’s Judges have selected just 10 images in the various genres from the very best of the monthly entries, to go forward to the annual Final. Jules‘s has had 10 images Nominated within the 4 Categories of Pet Portraits, Babies & Toddler, Newborn and Maternity

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Guild Director Lesley Thirsk said “One of the Guild’s aims is to drive standards and creativity amongst photographers. Our monthly competition certainly does that, for the standard of the entries we see each month is quite staggering. To have an image recognised by the Guild in the monthly competition is difficult enough, so to have an image selected as being one of the best 10 in a category for the end of year Final is a quite remarkable achievement, and shows just how talented a photographer Jules is.

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Jules said “I live for my photography and put a lot of effort into developing my skills. One way I do that is to enter the Guild’s competition. It drives forward photography standards month after month so it helps me push myself. The images I see getting awards each month are inspirational, so knowing just how high those standards are, to have my images selected within the 10 to go through to the Final from the whole year’s entries is really really exciting. I couldn’t believe it when I found out.”

Jules’s image along with the others will now be printed ready for the Competition Final later in January, and the overall winner will be announced at a lavish Awards night in a magnificent Jacobean mansion in Cheshire on 6th February.

 To find out more about the Guild of Photographers visit their website www.photoguild.co.uk

To find out more about jules visit their website

www.juelsphotography.org www.littlecreases.com www.flareweddings.co.uk

Here are my 6 Baby Maternity & Children’s Category Nominated images

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Boys,Boys,Boys!!!

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Its been boys, boys, boys just lately here at Little Creases, Leicester Family, Newborn & Maternity Photography Studio….I always seem to get girls and boys  in three’s!  Here is gorgeous Rocco and his beautiful big sister Akacia. So much love for this little man from his sister she just wanted to kiss him at every opportunity.

we photographed Rocco in his mummy tummy with Akacia too 🙂

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Maternity Photo Shoot

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Yesterday I spent the morning with this lovely couple shooting some maternity images before their little girl arrives in a few weeks… Kelvin is an ex soldier and Nikki, would you believe, is having their 5th baby!! How gorgeous does she look! I meet the loveliest people in my job!

We had so much fun on this maternity shoot here in my spacious studio at Kirkby Mallory Leicester followed by an hour of drinking coffee, and putting the world to rights.

Maternity Photography is not something I take on lightly, when you are 32+ week your body is amazing and capturing this moment beautifully takes time and a lot of thought, I aim to get 10 -15 beautiful artistic images for my couples from my Maternity Shoots, Images that they will look back on and  Love … the shoots realistically take approx. 1 -2hrs plus 3hrs re-touching and editing to produce fine art images.

For some couples Maternity Photography can seem quite daunting at first but trust me once we establish what we are aiming for we soon get in to the swing of things and after 10 mins we are rocking the shots!  Beautiful Memories that last a lifetime

 

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Opening our New Studio!

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I am so excited to be writing this blog… As I am expanding my Little Creases Newborn Photography Business in Leicester and doing more Newborn, Maternity Baby and Family Photography Shoots,  I had to make the huge decision on how to offer reasonable prices with quality and variation within my work. As my husband works from a large workshop here in Kirkby Mallory I had the opportunity to use these two rooms available so from May this year Little Creases with be working from a new bespoke Studio in Kirkby Mallory Leicester, Nr Desford & Hinckley. Situated in rural surroundings the studio is fully equipped, spacious and perfect for my Family, Newborn, & Maternity Photography. I am still adding the finishing touches sofa’s etc so the pictures are not perfect but just an idea of what to expect when you arrive.

I am still very proud to be part of the amazing team at Miracle in Progress baby 3d/4d Scanning clinic in Shepshed Leicester but all my shoots will take place here in Kirkby Mallory.

My first shoots here will take place this week. I have a few bookings available for the last week in May & June so if you are looking for a great Newborn Photoshoot Experience please get in touch. You can call me on 07515382865 or email info@littlecreases.com

“Award winning baby & newborn photographer jules at Little Creases Leicester will capture your precious memories forever”

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Beautiful Bump!

Beautiful Marina and partner Pavels came to my Leicester Studio for a bump/maternity photography session last week.

we had such a great shoot, Maternity sessions are always a thrill to do…making an expectant mum feel and look beautiful just weeks before her precious baby is due is always an honour.

Marina is not only beautiful she has a beautiful bump too!  I am so looking forward to meeting this little bundle when he arrives. Thank you both for choosing me for your

maternity photographer xxx

here are just a few images from our shoot

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Choosing the right Newborn/Baby Photographer for you – Baby photographer Leicester

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You’ve done the pregnancy test…you’ve had your first scan …yay!!!! your expecting a baby…congratulations!!! your life is now on a roller coaster ride with lots of milestones for you to celebrate along the way. You know you want to capture your beautiful newborn baby when he/she arrives and maybe have some family photos too, but how do you choose the right photographer? There are so many of us! Try not to leave it until baby is here…many newborn photographers are booked months in advance so try and think about it as early on in your pregnancy as possible.  My advice to anyone looking for a professional photographer is to firstly look at the images on their website and ask yourself “Are these the type of photographs you want of your baby?”  ” can you see them on the wall in your home?” If the answer is yes great! Now its a good idea to check they are a professional photographer, after all…it is professional photographs you want right?… a professional photographer will have insurance, will be trained in photography, maybe hold a qualification, they will be a member of a professional photographers association and they will have baby safety standards in place. Remember you will be passing your brand new daughter or son over to this person, they will be responsible for his/her safety…babies NEVER balance on boxes, or sit with hands under chins unsupported for the sake of a photograph…A professional photographer will take 2 or 3 images of a scene with baby supported by mum or dad the whole time and then they will put these images together in post production, even tiny babies can startle and fall of chairs, boxes etc, babies safety has to be THE most important question for you to raise when looking for a photographer to capture you newborn.

A professional photographer will be more than happy to discuss any of the above with you and you can then rest assured you will have beautiful photographs of your precious newborn baby to cherish forever, you only get one chance at capturing these moments….they grow up way too fast!!