A BRAND-NEW photography studio has opened on High Street, Uppermill.
Tina Hevingham, 36, a specialist newborn and young children’s photographer, opened the doors to her studio above the DIY store this month after being home-based for the past three years.
Introducing herself on social media, the photographer wrote: “Tina Hevingham Photography is my little business, my passion, my love and a huge part of my life.
“I absolutely adore what I do, photographs are the memories we get to keep forever and look back on when our children have grown, and I’m humbled that so many new parents choose me to create these memories, it really does mean the world.”
Tina, who is from Hollingworth and now lives in Dukinfield, fell in love with Uppermill during her maternity leave.
She said: “I was going into Uppermill a lot, visiting the canal, and going on bike rides. It’s a beautiful village. Having a studio space there felt right.”
The mum of two, who has previously worked as cabin crew and an executive personal assistant, started her photography journey just under three years ago.
Discussing her change of career path, Tina said: “It was a big leap of faith. I wanted to do something that I was passionate about and get more satisfaction from my work.”
On her website Tina writes: “Being a mama to two girls myself, I have such a strong maternal instinct, so, I took my passion for creative photography and combined this with my love for precious little newborns”.
Tina invested in photography equipment, took an intensive photography course, and found professional photographers to mentor her.
She was backed by the support of her husband Danny Hevingham, who runs The Cheshire Outhouse, and said she would not have been able to do it without him.
Discussing what sets her apart from other photographers, she said: “I have a distinctive rustic style, use the best new born suppliers for props and parents and carers know they will get the best quality and that their baby will be in the best hands.”
Tina is the only specialist newborn photographer in the area who works with Royal Oldham and Tameside Antenatal units to broadcast her services, look out for this whilst at your appointment.
For more information visit the Tina Hevingham Photography website.