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nicola@nicolahippisley.com

Stoke Newington, Hackney, London

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nicola@nicolahippisley.com logo
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nicola@nicolahippisley.com

Stoke Newington, Hackney, London

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About

Nicola Hippisley will always focus on quality and will do it at the best possible price. She has 18 years experience photographing weddings, portraiture for adults, families, children and newborns. She studied photography to degree level and also worked as an assistant to a variety of commercial photographers in fashion and advertising before starting her own business 18 years ago.

Reviews (10)

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P
7 December 2019

Nicola was the photographer at my son Jayme's wedding to Magda. I was very impressed with her skills at photography and the wedding album was exceptional. I would highly recommend her to anybody looking for a photographer for any important occasion. More...

M
21 November 2019

Great communication and very friendly and professional, highly recommended!

E
7 November 2019

Nicola came and photographed my daughters. She made the girls feel very comfortable and at ease and the photographs have come out beautifully. Highly recommend.

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7 November 2019

We wanted a nice family portrait to give to our parents for their 75th birthday. Nicola did an amazing job! She is a top notch professional but also very personable and sensitive. The major thing is that everyone was happy with how they looked in the picture and our parents were thrilled by the present! We ended up framing several images also for our flat. Highly recommended!! More...

J
31 October 2019

Nicola is easy to work with, her packages are well-priced and we were very happy with the quality of the photos and album, both for our engagement shoot and wedding. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend!

S
30 June 2019

We did a newborn shoot with Nicola in our home and are really happy with the lovely photos we have received. The shoot itself was so much fun and Nicola worked her magic by keeping our daughter calm and sleepy throughout! We also had enough time to do a couple of family shots at the end. We really recommend hiring Nicola if you are considering a newborn shoot! More...

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26 May 2019

We are so lucky to have found Nicola to photograph our newborn son in our home. It was a challenging shoot as he had been poorly and we were all one week out of hospital and very dazed! Nicola however is an absolute professional and made our whole family feel at ease to get the shots we wanted. We were so pleased with the experience and the quality of the photographs that followed we have booked Nicola again.I would highly recommend Nicola as a patient, attentive and very talented photographer who listens to exactly what her clients ask for. More...

K
23 May 2019

We couldn't have been happier after commissioning Nicola for our wedding photography. From the initial meeting to the actual wedding day and after, Nicola was a dream to deal with. On the day she blended into the background and captured the most beautiful images that really captured the essences of our guests and the day. The final package of images was absolutely stunning - we were absolutely thrilled with them. We can not thank Nicola enough - and just to add, she is not just an extremely brilliant and professional photographer, she is a lovely person too - something that is so important on your wedding day. Five stars and highly recommended. More...

K
29 March 2019

Nicola is a very professional photographer who offer studio or home base family photoshoot. She was able to make the whole family comfortable, especially our 2 year old and captured some amazing pictures. She provided a great service, she was available, answered quickly to our questions and sent the photos within a week. We were very satisfied with her work and loved the photos! More...

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26 November 2010

Our family went for a studio session with Nicola and we had a lovely time, our child was quite shy to start with but Nicola was very good at getting us all to have fun in front of the camera. We used a white and also a black background, which was striking. There were so many great shots to choose from we bought the CD as well as the 5 A4 prints included in the session fee. More...

Q&A

Know your technical stuff so you can focus on creativity, composition and perhaps most importantly, getting to know your subject. Its crucial to build their confidence and help them be at ease infront of the camera - although some subjects - the very young or old, are of course "naturals" and need very little encouragement. I do prepare for my shoots but try not to over plan - despite many years of experience and ideas for what works well for different kinds of portraiture, wedding or party etc. I also like to respond spontaneously to the subject in front of me and surprise myself with some of the results ince I have the staple shots in the bag. A few of the best pictures in my portfolios are ones I did not plan - rather opportunities that presented themselves and were hopefully seized with some skill. I always allow a generous amount of time for a shoot, because taking a good quantity of images also helps to ensure there will be some gems in there. Likewise, a shoot is nothing without a great edit - being able to spot those gems and then crop and "retouch" to maximum effect.

What is the occasion, its meaning and who will be involved? Ages? Particular characters, be it entertaining or exasperating? And perhaps most importantly, what sort of style of shoot are you looking for. Formal? Contemporary? Spontaneous? Or if it is a wedding, do you have some suggestions for local landmarks or street scenes etc where you might like to be photographed. Would you like to meet me there beforehand to 'walk me through' the shoot?

I enjoy the privilege of being asked to share people's important life moments, whether that be a family photoshoot, wedding, engagement party, christening or other occasion -- and hopefully seeing the delight on their face when I deliver what they had been hoping for, and perhaps surprise them. I also enjoy that no two shoots are ever the same. Taking people's portraits is not just about clicking the camera, it is about clicking with the subject. That can be easy or hard but is always engaging - and I am constantly learning and gaining experience in this aspect as much as in the technical aspects of my job.

I spent a "gap" year between school and university working and saving up to go travelling, particularly in India -- and it is the colours and vivacity which I met there that inspired my love of photography and decision to study for a degree at Newcastle College of Art. Subsequently, my time assisting a variety of photographers in London, from fashion and food, to cars and children, taught me the exciting technical and creative challenges of the job. When I then married and became a mother of two, setting up my own family, child and baby photography business seemed a natural progression. From there, I have expanded into party and wedding photography and undertaken shoots for the local council as well as corporate events - and found that my roots in portraiture, capturing people's quirks, foibles, best sides and unguarded moments, can lend itself well to the often more fluid demands of a wedding, party or corporate shoot.

Contemporary. Spontaneous. Fun. Technically excellent.