A little bit about me
Hello, I'm Nisha and I absolutely love what I do and that is: photographing wonderful people and telling their stories. I'm a Botley, Southampton, Hampshire based wedding, lifestyle & commercial photographer and get buzz from travelling all over the UK and beyond to capture heartfelt, exciting and colourful moments! Meeting people and capturing their expressions on camera is an amazing experience as well as the little details that people treasure… I can certainly say I love my job!
I have been photographing people from all walks of life since I was 13 when I got my first digital camera that could only take up to 50 photos at a time (how times have changed!) I embarked on a fantastic 3 years at Solent University achieving my BA Photography degree in 2014 where I founded the first student photography magazine, shortlisted for an international photography award as well as exhibiting work in New York & London. I was excited to do my first solo wedding commission at 22 and since then have been honing my craft ever since.
In June 2017, I was awarded IPSE UK Young Freelancer of the Year Award 2017 for young entrepreneurs. It's a fantastic honour to be recognised nationally especially as a creative. I was also a Semi-Finalist for the Venus Hampshire Awards 2017 for Customer Service. Recently I became a finalist in the UK Wedding Awards 2018 as the Best UK Wedding Photographer which is something I never expected to receive so early in my business. I'm also delighted to say I've celebrated 3 years of running my business and photographing gorgeous weddings!
In July 2018, I was conferred an honorary degree of Master of Arts from Solent University. I'm truly honoured and stunned to be acknowledged by my university for such a prestigious award especially as one of the University's youngest recipients. The Vice-Chancellor stated this was for 'recognition of your outstanding accomplishments and commitment to photography.' which I'm very humbled by. This is especially poignant as I've just celebrated a year of going full-time freelance with my business.
All my clients have been wonderful and I really couldn't have a better job getting to tell amazing stories. You can view my Best of 2017 blog post for last year's amazing wedding highlights.
My style is natural, relaxed and fun and I take this approach to every photo session I have the pleasure of photographing. If you fancy having a chat about your wedding, lifestyle session or commercial photography, or wanted to chat to a fellow photographer/small business owner especially on being a #girlboss, please get in touch & we can chat over a tasty beverage.
Let's make something beautiful together! :)