My name is Wendy Atkins and I am the Maternity, Newborn and Baby Photographer at Chapter One Photography.
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Photography is about capturing memories of people's lives in a way that words can never express. My speciality is newborn, maternity and baby portraits. I love sharing in the special days before and immediately after the birth of a new family member and capturing the bonds of love between people. Those days are so special because babies grow so quickly and it is important they are captured and preserved forever.
I have loved photography all my life and shoot with a Nikon camera and a variety of professional lenses. I have qualifications from a range of establishments including The University of Lancaster (UK), The Australian Centre for Photography and Sydney Tafe Institute. I have also a volunteered as a photographer for Guide Dogs NSW, Children's Cancer Institute Australia, The Australian Diabetes Council and Heartfelt. I adhere to strict safety procedures in the art of newborn posing. I am a proud Member of NewbornPhotography.com the #1 Community for Professional Newborn Photographers
I live in Waverton (North Sydney) on Sydney's North Shore. I drink endless tea, have a sweet tooth, love Indian food, travel, waterfalls, children and animals. My favourite sayings are "Live Simply, Laugh Often, Love Deeply" and "Don't be Afraid to Dream". I have two beautiful young adult children of my own and can't believe both how quickly the years have flown and how much I have forgotten about the early days.
I cherish photos as reminders of days lived and people loved. My own family photos, particularly of my children, are my most prized possessions - let me make them yours too.
If you live in Waverton, North Sydney, Crows Nest, Lane Cove, Milsons Point, Neutral Bay, Mosman, Chatswood, Wollstonecraft, Greenwich, Cammeray, Northbridge or anywhere on the Sydney North Shore then Chapter One Newborn Photography is your most local professional Sydney newborn photographer, maternity photographer, baby photographer and cake smash photographer. I would love to meet you.
Chapter One Newborn Photography Studio in North Sydney:
Chapter One Newborn Photography captures your baby's first days. Those special sleepy poses and 'squishyness' that is only fleeting should be photographed and preserved as baby's first portrait. With lots of experience handling newborns and a mum myself I know just how to soothe babies to get the most from their session. Please contact me well before your due date so we can schedule you in tentatively - these pictures really need to be done around day 5 - 14 for the best results. Sessions generally take 2-3 hours, depending on the baby but the studio is a comfortable place to relax whilst watching your baby. Chapter One Photography is based in North Sydney, there is free on site parking at the door.
Lots of specialised props, wraps and clothing at Chapter one Photography
See a video of our two room studio below: