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About

About Me


Family photography gives you the chance to stop for a moment and celebrate life as a family. It offers the perfect opportunity to take some time out together as a family unit, to enjoy who you are and see how far you’ve come. Whether you’d like more photos to display on your walls at home or a special occasion card to stay in touch with extended family, I’m here to help you enjoy the milestones, big and small.

Hello! My name is Katie and I am the woman behind the camera at Moments by Katie Mitchell. I am a photographer, wife and (my favourite bit of all) mum to a gorgeous little boy who is growing far too fast – like all children do.

Most of my clients start their journey with me when they are pregnant. They’ve seen the beautiful maternity portraits that their friends and family have had and want to have that for themselves. However, a lot of women aren’t that comfortable in front of the camera and find themselves really nervous about coming in for a pregnancy photoshoot where the focus is entirely on them; they worry that they’ll look ridiculous or fat or any of the other usual body consciousness concerns we often have as women.

I’m asking you to believe me when I say that you have nothing to worry about! The number one piece of feedback I get from my maternity clients is that I am great at putting people at ease – closely followed by how much they love their photographs! We’ll spend the session chatting and having a laugh (often at my expense) while I’ll guide you through everything from how to stand, to where to look – even what to think – to help bring out that pregnancy glow we often hear about. I will make you look amazing and you’ll enjoy the experience – I promise!

Motherhood means different things to different people. For me, becoming a mum has really made me. I feel like it has been my calling in life, as cheesy as that sounds. It’s what I was meant to do. But that’s not to say I haven’t found it hard. I have! It’s been filled with anxiety and I’ve found it incredibly stressful – two emotions that I’ve never really dealt with before. I’ve always been really good at handling stressful situations but, somehow, add my own baby into the mix and I’m a mess! I say that… things are much easier now. He’s not a baby anymore. He’s walking, talking and causing havoc and I’m astounded and truly terrified by how fast time has gone since he was born.

This experience has definitely helped to shape me both as a person and someone running a family-orientated business. I know what it feels like to be stressed about my baby not feeding properly, or exhausted because I haven’t had any sleep (PS I can recommend an amazing sleep consultant!). I know the anxiety you can feel handing your baby over to someone who you don’t know. I know what it’s like to have a toddler who won’t sit still for a second so you can catch a breath.

So during your newborn photography session, I will treat your baby with all the love and care I would give my own. I won’t mind when your baby won’t sleep during their photoshoot or your toddler won’t sit still. I have dealt with it all before. If I have a virtue, it’s patience!

I am fully insured, hold a current DBS certificate and have been professionally trained by some of the best photographers in the UK. I am also a member of the Societies of Wedding & Portrait Photographers.

Professionally trained by Master Photographer Tracy Willis

Moments by Katie Mitchell - SWPP Member

The Studio


If you book a photoshoot with me, you’ll be welcomed to my new, custom-built photography studio at my home in Longlevens, Gloucester. It’s a large open space with comfy sofas for relaxing in while you enjoy a pre-photoshoot coffee or soft drink and is fully equipped with a variety of backdrops, outfits and props to use during your session. If you’d like to take a look around before booking, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Moments by Katie Mitchell - Gloucester Photography Studio
Moments by Katie Mitchell - Gloucester Photography Studio

Moments by Katie Mitchell - Gloucester Photography Studio
Moments by Katie Mitchell - Gloucester Photography Studio

The Social Aspect

Moments by Katie Mitchell - Supported Charities

I’ve always liked to do my bit for charity with the odd sponsored run or donation to causes that have touched the lives of my family and friends but, honestly, I’ve never really gone far out of my way to do anything for the greater good (although does joining the Army count?!).  Becoming a mum, however, finally gave me something to get really passionate about.  I love my family.  And now I can’t ever imagine life without our little boy.  It makes me so sad to see parents who are unable to take their babies home or to hear just how many families are living below the poverty line, even here in Gloucestershire.

That’s why I’ve decided to put supporting families and giving at the core of Moments by Katie Mitchell.  For all standard packages sold, I will donate £12 to local charities, Gloucestershire Bundles, The Family Haven and Footsteps Counselling and Care.  Gloucestershire Bundles provides emergency packs of toiletries, clothing and equipment to pregnant women and families with children up to the age of eleven, who find themselves in crisis situations.  The Family Haven helps disadvantaged and vulnerable families in Gloucestershire by providing parents and their pre-school children with a warm, caring and supportive day centre where assistance and encouragement is available to help them improve the quality of their lives. Footsteps Counselling and Care provide counselling support for anyone in the Gloucestershire area affected by pregnancy-related issues, including the loss of a baby for any reason and at any time and those struggling with other pregnancy related issues, including fertility problems and postnatal depression.

Separately to my business, I also volunteer for Remember My Baby, a charity which Remember My Baby Volunteer Photographer and Digital Retoucherprovides remembrance photography for parents in the UK who have lost their baby before, during or shortly after birth, completely free of charge.  For those unable to use the photography service, Remember My Baby also offers a digital retouching service to edit photographs that were taken by parents.  If you or someone you know would like to know more about Remember My Baby, call freephone 0808 189 2345 or email [email protected].

By the way…

Believe it or not, I spent 17 years serving in the British Army. Although I’m glad that my title is no longer ‘soldier’ but instead ‘photographer’, the military has, and always will be, a big part of my life.  Because of this, I am proud to offer serving military personnel and veterans a

15% discount on all wall art

I also recognise that the military are not the only people who volunteer to put themselves in harm’s way for the sake of their country, that’s why I also extend this discount to NHS staff and the emergency services.

Veteran Owned

Health Service Discounts Gloucester

 

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