Hi, I'm Nikki, your Photographer
I am incredibly lucky to have not one but two jobs that I am passionate about and thoroughly enjoy. I have been a dental nurse all my working life and I love my job at Portsmouth University Dental Academy. It was in this role that I first discovered photography and how to use camera equipment. My interest rapidly grew and camera's and equipment was soon becoming top of my Christmas goodies list. I completed a couple of professional courses and had (and still do) alot of one to one time with a very talented local photographer. I was soon being asked to take pictures of my friends and their beautiful families and then a few wedding requests came in from friends of friends.
Why photos are important
In 2012 my son made an early appearence into this world after suffering two strokes in the womb. His Dad and I spent most of our time in the hospital after he was born, so much so that we didn't get to have the beautiful newborn pictures of him and all of us as a family. I didn't even get to have a cuddle with him until he was two weeks old. This is what really opened my heart and mind to how so precious photographs are, regardless of whether being taken by a professional or not. You will never be able to re-live those moments and when your mind gets to a point where you can't remember the finer details, your photographs will help remind you of those precious times shared with your loved ones.
My photographic business starts
Nikki Legg Photography was created as a means to help me fund therapies for my son, he has many medical conditions that require specialist support. So I get to do a job that I truly love whilst helping his future.
I love being creative
When it comes to taking your photographs, remember it's your session so please tell me how you want it to run! I love to capture the natural pictures, the ones where you're just enjoying the company of others, or playing with little ones or the family dog. I like to get a few posed ones for you so you have a variety of pictures to take away with you from your session. If you have a particular request then please just let me know.
So you know what I do for work but what about me as a person? I am a Mum of two gorgeous children and wife to Andy. They are my inspiration and drive for me to have everything I want out of this life and in turn, to give them all that I can for their's. I love crafts - give me a glue gun and stuff to glue and I'm in my happy place. I love creativity and being creative in every way, and I can see so much of that side of me in my children.
Remember My Baby
I also am a volunteer photographer for a very special charity called Remember My Baby. Volunteers like myself provide remembrance photography for families before, during or after the loss of their baby. As devastating as this can be for any parent, I am greatly honoured to be working with this charity.
You can find out more about me on Remember My Baby.