Congratulations to photographer Justine McMillan who has achieved a Baby of the Month winning image!
Popular with our Photographer and Sponsor judges, her image of baby Evelyn was chosen as a winner in our October & November 2021 competition and Evelyn will soon receive a £100 Boots voucher, plus entry into the 2021 Baby of the Year competition where the winning prize is £5000! Justine regularly receives praise for her photography, and this was recognised when she captured the winning image of baby Ruben in the 2019 Baby of the Year competition!
We asked Justine to tell us about her studio: “I’ve been a photographer for about 23 years now after being made redundant from my job selling car insurance and opened my studio in 2006. I love meeting new people from all walks of life, so this job is ideal for me, but I especially love meeting babies. I photograph a lot of newborn babies who I get to wrap and pose for their session, and then I often see them grow up when parents bring them back for more sessions over the years as they add to their growing families, which is lovely.
You can’t beat a smiley baby for brightening up your day, it’s an instant pick-me-up. Sometimes, you have to work for the smiles and I have an impressive repertoire of funny noises, faces and songs. I have no problem with acting silly, and encourage parents to join in the fun as well, in order to get the best from my little subjects. Families with older children typically tell me that they say they want to come back and do it again because they had so much fun.
My Studio is located in the small town of Brough just off the M62, which is 15 miles outside of Hull, City of Culture 2017. It’s just five minutes walk away from the River Humber, with its stunning views across to Lincolnshire and the impressive Humber Bridge in the distance. The studio is on the road to the Train Station, so there is plenty of parking in the station car park and some limited parking directly outside the studio.”
Had a couple of shoots done at the picture box and had great results. Justine is lovely and always gets multiple great images in the shoot to choose from later at the viewing. Thank you for capturing some precious memories!