Peter Nutkins. I live and breathe Photography.
Master Photographer, Peter Nutkins LMPA, is known for his signature painterly style family and business portraits taken on location.
Like many parents I took up photography to document the life of our children. Starting with a basic film SLR camera I covered every part of the first few years in the life of our four children. My interest in the art of photography grew and I started taking landscape images, eventually winning the coveted 2016 Smithsonian International (Travel).
While constantly trying to improve my technique I fell in love with Portrait Photography, particularly using a more painterly style of lighting. I have found that this gives my clients a most flattering light to be photographed in, smoothing out the skin and creating beautiful soft shadows. I use this same style for families as well as when I am commissioned as a business photographer.
Portrait Photography - Not Just A Likeness
Today images are more important to our daily lives than ever before, while at the same time being much more fleeting.
Mobile phones and social sharing sites like Instagram have dramatically increased the number of images being taken, but not every image holds the same value.
There will always be a few of our photographs that hold a special place in our hearts. Often these are linked to a particular moment in time, or an outstanding emotion or memory. I help people create special photographs - real portraits of themselves and their loved ones.
As a professional photographer I could simply capture a likeness. To me though, a portrait reflects something much more - the character, the personality, the relationship, the moment.
Why Do I Shoot 'On Location'?
It is pretty straightforward getting a photo likeness of someone but I look to capture something more. My clients want portraits that really ooze their personality and character. The fun, the laughter, the expressions, the thoughtful faces, the relationships. In short, when my clients look at their portraits they experience a range of memories of how they were.
Unfamiliar surroundings, the stress of the journey to a studio, and the thought of toddlers doing the wrong thing while out of the house get in the way of capturing amazing, relaxed and realistic portraits.
In your home you are more relaxed, it is your space - you can change clothes as often as you like, include extended family and friends, you can have a cuppa, plus the kids can eat and have a nap (so can grandma). At a studio you would not naturally think of having a portraits of your daughter with her rabbit, or your son enthusiastically showing off his Lego creations. We can play with bubbles, eat cookies and even have some singing!
"I had a brilliant shoot with Peter in my home recently. He was very polite and easy to speak to... the results are amazing. I highly recommend Peter" Abbie Winn
Why I believe in bespoke Portrait photography
I’m dedicated to making sure that each shoot captures each individual family in a way that is special to them. No two families are the same and no two photoshoots are the same. We work around your habits and your routines, so that your pictures reflect who you are.
"Wow!!! He is one of the most talented, professional and creative photographers... He is also extremely kind and was very easy to get along with!...Thank you so much again, Peter is highly recommended by me!" Princess TW
I take enormous pride in my work, producing beautiful imagery and delivering it using the finest materials to the highest standards. I look after you every step of the way ensuring a peerless experience for each client. From taking beautiful photographs to helping you decide how best to display the images, you’ll enjoy a truly bespoke service.
I’m delighted to have a high return rate from clients, with many families returning year-on-year to update their pictures.
"Thanks once again for the photos!!! They are amazing and we really love them...they are brilliant! Thanks again ☺️☺️🙂" L Mazengo
Ready to get in touch? I’d love to chat about planning your portrait photography and telling your story. Give me a call or send me a message, I’d be delighted to hear from you.
Peter Nutkins, LMPA (Master Portrait Photographer)
Event Partner to The Institute of Directors
Peter Nutkins Master Photographer
"The Portrait Photographer who comes to Your Home."