Feature : Creativity Winner – Nina Austin of Nina Louise Photography, Holmview QLD

The 2020 Find A Photographer awards program was such an exciting time! Clients from around the country reviewed their favourite photographers and some absolutely fantastic businesses were awarded. Today we speak with the 2020 Creativity Award Winner, Nina Austin of Nina Louise Photography, Holmview QLD.

Nina’s Story

Back in 2011 I decided to dive into portrait photography with families. After I had travelled a few places overseas I loved taking images of architecture & landscapes but knew that you had to start with taking portraits of people to learn about it all. I started taking pictures of friends and their children, the most practise I had was with my nieces and nephews. I shot family photography on weekends for practice over the years.

I was working full time in retail over a 6 year period and decided after my 2nd child, I would quit due to the cost of daycare being higher than my wage. I dove into learning about everything from posing Newborns, Maternity, Boudior, Families, Cake Smash & Weddings. I wanted to try it all.

I practised learning about composites, digital overlays & practised magical fairy shoots & Disney inspired shoots. When an idea came to mind I knew I had to try it. When I went back to my computer to edit I worked out how to create the scene I wanted for Fairies or Mermaids & my clients seemed to love it. They return year after year and that makes me so happy.

I practised learning about composites, digital overlays & practised magical fairy shoots & Disney inspired shoots. When an idea came to mind I knew I had to try it. When I went back to my computer to edit I worked out how to create the scene I wanted for Fairies or Mermaids & my clients seemed to love it. They return year after year and that makes me so happy.

I decided this year to try casting hand & feet moulds again, I did quite a few over the years but wasn’t feeling confident as it is hard work! but now I have perfected it, I love it!

I now order amazing quality frames & regularly makes casts for people. Most of them are newborns to 6 months over the year, but now I am making moulds for families, pregnant bellies & more coming soon. It has inspired me over the years to try new things. See what I like to do.

What made me get to this point was creating a goal, writing down what i want to learn, advice from fellow photography groups & learning about editing software, posing & how to give great customer service over the years. When you learn how to work as a professional & you treat people like family, that is why they keep coming back.

Her Work

My work involves photography services for:

Families
Newborns
Maternity
Cake Smash
Fairytales & Disney Inspired
Mini milestones
Life casting Hand & Feet moulds.

What She Loves

I love that I can work around my 2 young kids. We have a son who is special needs and has a lot of therapies, I also have health issues of my own so being able to be there for my kids at the drop of a hat makes all the difference. I love the people I meet along the way and watching the Families grow over the years! I love seeing the expressions when they collect their prints or reading the heartfelt review they leave online. It helps me and makes me realise, I am doing a good job at it.

Her Reaction When She Won

I wanted to go for it. I have never won an award and thought I didn’t know anyone who does photography in Fairytales & the Lifecasting in my area. I was happy to try as it motivated me to push for more.

Nina’s 2021 Plans

To focus more on my favourite styles, improve them & work on more casting sets. I also want to declutter or destash my excess stock for the past 9 years hahaha.

What Next?

I will be starting crystal newborn hand sets as well as pet paw casts on plaques. I will be practising the techniques and strive to get the ball rolling!

Nina Louise Photography

Holmview Logan QLD

www.ninalouisephotography85.mypixieset.com

ninja.austin85@outlook.com

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  1. Warren Veivers

    Nina, Your work looks extraordinry so I’d like to discuss getting you to do a presentation for a photography group I belong to. This would not tke place until the second lhalf of 2021 most likely. The group is called Masters Apprentices Photogrpahy Club and we meet at Mt Grafatt on the first Wednesday evening each month. If you think you’d loke to speak to a group of intersted and enthusiastic photographers who’d like to try something out of the box, please let me know. Ican be contactedby return email or pphone on 0422 757 729