I’m so excited to join BizMums and meet some wonderful new women to work with! I’m a Wedding & Portrait Photographer and started my business Notton House Photography (www.nottonhousephotography.com) in 2010. I’m married to my fab husband Ian who photographs weddings with me and we have 2 children – a 16 year old son and a 5 year old daughter. We also have a Beagle named Harper! We recently moved from Surrey to Shropshire and now live in beautiful Lawley Village!
In my free time I love to read, write and learn – I’m passionate about photography and being a photographer! I love anything to do with self-value, women’s empowerment, self-worth and really being true to who you are. When I’m not reading about photography or personal growth, I’m a bit of a sucker for a fantasy novel!
I also absolutely love to write and often write guest posts for other blogs as well as my own, to allow me to write as much as I can!
I started Notton House Photography in 2010 when my love for photography led me to photograph my first wedding and I went full time as a business in 2011 just before my daughter was born. Since then I have expanded to photograph portraits and I truly believe that everyone – especially every woman deserves to have a beautiful photograph of themselves. I totally understand the fear of being in front of the camera, even with your own family and friends but even stronger than that fear, is the desire to exist in photographs with your family. I truly believe that a photograph is one of the most precious things we can have in our lives. In fact, just the other day, my daughter said to me “If you love something, you take a photograph of it so you’ll never forget it”. Out of the mouths of babes!!
Photographs bring back so many happy memories, create new memories and entice people to tell stories about a person. I adore seeing old photographs of my family, from generations ago and I love knowing my heritage and where my children came from.
I also believe with all my heart that every woman is beautiful and many (most!) women don’t allow themselves to see that. My aim is to create the most beautiful photographs you have ever seen of yourself so you can look at yourself and say “Wow! That’s me!!!”
So that’s why I do what I do! I enjoy every single aspect of it (apart from tax returns!) and I’d love to see my business grow so I can give this amazing gift to as many people in the world as possible.
If you have any questions at all or would like to meet for a coffee, I’d love to get to know you! I’m on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest & Twitter if you’d like to connect with me!
Lesley Notton xx