About Me

Portrait of Janet Penny

About Me

Hello, my name’s Janet and as well as being a photographer, I’m mum to two wonderful boys. This fact might not matter if I didn’t photograph newborns. As it is, I can remember precisely how fiercely protective and emotionally vulnerable I was when I had my boys. Those first six weeks seemed both to last forever and to pass in a blur. Babies seem to change constantly, you’re just getting used to one stage and they’ve moved on to the next – sometimes it’s hard to keep up!

I’ve been a full-time photographer since 2008 but my passion for the medium goes back much further than that – starting with my dad, who’s also a photographer, through my teenage years spent in a makeshift darkroom in our bathroom, developing and printing and on to a First Class degree in Photographic Arts.

Why do I love my job? Well, I think the photo that my assistant took of me sums it up: what’s not to love about working with new life?

From time to time I sneak in a blog that isn’t about Hushabye or photography, you can see them all here:

If you’re interested in booking a session, or just want to find out a little more, I’d love to hear from you. You can send me an email or call me on 07905 053 794

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