HELLO

I'm Jade, creator and owner of Inspirique Baby Photography. I'm a wife to be and a Mummy of a 2 year old girl, with a baby boy on the way. 

 

I've always loved snapping away, but my hobby soon became my passion after covering the subject on my Graphic Design degree. Shortly after starting my business, I found my love for newborn and baby photography and decided to begin specialising in this area. I have since trained in newborn posing and safety, with some of the top photographers in the world, qualifying me to undertake a session of your precious baby, doing what I do best, in the safest possible way, in the most comfortable and relaxed environment, and giving you outstanding customer service.

I like to consider myself friendly and approachable, with a creative eye for detail. I always listen to my clients needs and ideas as well as offering my own unique style. I edit every single image to ensure it is as good as it possibly can be, and being a perfectionist I will not walk away from a job until I am sure I have achieved the best results. Being a photographer isn't easy, but when I see my customers reactions to their photographs, it makes all of the hard work worth it. Not many people can say 'I love my job' so I consider myself very lucky to be able say I do! .. and I really do love it!

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I am an award winning photographer with many societies. Recently winning second place for 'newborn photographer of the year - Europe & UK' in May 2019. I have won numerous awards with 'BANPAS' (baby and newborn photography association), 'IPPN' (independent professional photographers network), The Guild Of Photographers and 'The National Photographic Society'. To date I have received bronze, silver and highly commended awards for maternity, newborn and baby photography. You can see a list of the awards received here.

 

I am an approved photographer for 'BANPAS' (baby and newborn photography association), a registered member of 'The Guild Of Photographers' & hold a membership for both 'The Society of Photographers' & 'IPPN' (independent professional photographers network).

I am also a volunteer photographer for 'Remember My Baby' - a bereavement charity offering photographic services for parents losing their baby before, during or shortly after birth, and 'Butterfly Wishes Network' - providing photoshoots for families with children that suffer from a life threatening illness. I am dedicated to giving families those all important treasured images, no matter the circumstance.

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THE FACES BEHIND INSPIRIQUE

I (Jade) have owned the business since 2012, I am the sole owner, photographer and editor. When making baby photography my full time career in 2016 things got very busy so I hired an assistant to help out. Introducing Emily, Emily is the business manager and runs the business behind the scenes and deals with the admin side of things, such as enquiries, bookings and orders. So you'll most likely to speak to her if you contact us. I take and edits the photos myself, with Emily occasionally assisting in photoshoots as and when required, such as for twin sessions where an extra pair of hands is needed.

We're both Mummy's too, I had my baby first in August 2018, a baby girl named Martha, and I have a baby boy due in May this year. And Emily in April 2019, a baby girl named Luna. Our relationship started strictly professional, not knowing each other before Emily interviewed for the job role, but have since grown to be very good friends, with us being each others bridesmaids at our weddings. Martha and Luna are also the best of friends and are such a cheeky duo.

THE BABY PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO

Welcome to my photography studio, which is purposely designed for babies and where the magic happens. It's in the centre of Melton Mowbray's market place and consists of six spacious rooms. On the first floor we have studio one which is the newborn, milestone and cake smash shooting room, and studio two which is the family, maternity and themed mini sessions shooting room. Then upstairs we have a prop room, an order packing room and an office, as well as a luxury viewing room which is where you'll come to see your beautiful images and choose what you want after your photoshoot.

 

This space is my little piece of heaven, the place where I love to invite you into that's a home from home experience. It is a safe environment for you to bring your new family, and have an enjoyable experience watching your little bundle be photographed from the cosy seating area. As you can see, there's A LOT of props, a huge variety of colours, textures, headbands, hats, wraps, buckets, baskets, outfits and gowns. You don't need to bring anything with you to a session as there's plenty to choose from here and it's all taken care of for you. 

 

There's a refreshment area for you to help yourself to throughout your time at the studio, including hot drinks such as tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Cold drinks including fresh bottles of water, and cartons of different flavoured juice. There's snacks to nibble on throughout the session, both healthy and naughty, including crisps, chocolate, fruit bars, fresh fruit and sweets. There's a prep machine and a bottle warmer for you to make your bottles just as you would at home (milk isn't supplied). The machine is descaled, and new filters are used regularly. There is also a nursing chair for you Mummy's to have a comfortable and relaxed place to feed your baby. We even have a bed in studio two should you wish to have a snooze (you wouldn't be the first).

AWARDS & QUALIFICATIONS

I regularly enter competitions with various associations within the industry, and I'm honoured that most months I receive an award. I stopped entering so many monthly competitions, as I kept winning and I reached a point where I was satisfied with the recognition. I started entering bigger, more national competitions in May last year, and won the below title which I'm thrilled with and hope to be a part of next year too.

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR - EUROPE & UK

2nd place - The Newborn & Portrait Show

BABY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR - MIDLANDS

Two years running (2019 & 2020) - Parent & Baby Awards

Awards

July 2020

July 2019

June 2019

June 2019

May 2019

May 2019

May 2018

May 2018

May 2018

May 2018

Jan 2018

Jan 2018

Nov 2017

Nov 2017

Oct 2017

Oct 2017

Sept 2017

Aug 2017

Aug 2017

Aug 2017

July 2017

July 2017

June 2017

June 2017

April 2017

Jan 2017

July 2016

July 2016

Baby photographer of the year in the Midlands from the Parent & Baby Awards

Baby photographer of the year in the Midlands from the Parent & Baby Awards

Awarded bronze with The Guild Of Photographers in the newborn category

Awarded bronze with The Guild Of Photographers in the newborn category

Newborn photographer of the year: Europe - runner up

Finalist in newborn photographer of the year

Finalist in newborn photographer of the year

Awarded second place in the maternity photography category

Awarded silver with IPPN in the maternity photography category

Awarded bronze with IPPN in the newborn photography category

Awarded bronze with IPPN in the maternity photography category (1/2)

Awarded bronze with IPPN in the maternity photography category (2/2)

Awarded highly commended with The NPS in the newborn photography category

Awarded highly commended with The NPS in the baby photography category

Awarded highly commended with The NPS in the maternity photography category

Awarded highly commended with The NPS in the newborn photography category

Awarded bronze with IPPN in the newborn photography category

Awarded bronze with IPPN in the maternity photography category

Awarded judges commended with IPPN in the maternity photography category

Awarded silver with IPPN in the maternity photography category

Awarded bronze with IPPN in the newborn photography category

Awarded highly commended with IPPN in the newborn photography category

Awarded bronze with IPPN in the newborn photography category

Awarded bronze with IPPN in the newborn photography category

Awarded silver with IPPN in the maternity photography category

Awarded bronze with IPPN in the newborn photography category

Awarded bronze with IPPN in the newborn photography category

Awarded bronze with IPPN in the maternity photography category

Qualifications

2019 - Present

2018 - Present

2017 - Present

2016 - Present

2016 - Present

Member of 'The Society of Photographers'

Member of 'The Guild of Photographers'

Achieved BANPAS PRO level membership

Registered member of IPPN (Independent Professional Photographers Network)

Registered member of BANPAS (Baby And Newborn Photography Association)

Training

May 2019

May 2019

Sept 2018

April 2018

April 2018

Nov 2017

Feb 2017

Feb 2017

June 2016

May 2016

Feb 2016

Newborn business masterclass with Kelly Brown

Judging masterclass

Newborn safety and posing with Emma Jane of Little Love Photography

Maternity posing and lighting with Natasha Ince of Photography By Natasha

Newborn safety and posing with Maggie Robinson of Dinky Feet Photography

Lighting and posing techniques with Gary Hill from Gary Hill Photography

Newborn photography masterclass with Ana Brandt from Ana Brandt Photography

Newborn retreat online masterclass with Alli Peck, Amy Cope, Amy McDaniel, Ana Brandt, Axsys Design, Bethney Backhaus, Cleare Photography, Emily Lucarz, Erin Elizabeth, Erin Tole, Heidi Hope, Jennifer Veitch, Keri Meyers, Kristen Cook, Lil Buttons, Luisa Dunn, Meredith Gradle, Milk & Honey and Rachel Vanoven.

Newborn safety and posing techniques with Claire Elliot from Forever Memories Photography

Newborn safety and posing class with Jade Gao from Newborn Photography by Jade

Newborn safety and posing course with Kelly Brown from Little Pieces Photography