Image: Amy Pitfield Photography

About Amy

"Growing up in The Yorkshire Dales, I was always outside in beautiful surroundings and I first started to capture images as a small child with a cheap camera. While studying at Sheffield Hallam University I developed my passion further and acquired the technical skills essential to produce timeless images that tell a story.

In 2010 I started a crèche and nanny business in my hometown of Skipton, North Yorkshire before moving to Chesterfield, Derbyshire and continuing with nannying. Working with very young children, I realised just how precious childhood is and how quickly it flies past. I took huge pride in recording small moments in my charges’ days for their parents to enjoy after work and share with their friends and family.

Family memories are so valuable and it is vital to capture them before they slip away into the past undocumented

I understand having professional photographs taken can feel a little out of the ordinary. Attempting to have photographs taken with young children can be stressful! This is where my childcare background becomes invaluable.  My style is very natural and relaxed - I spend time getting to know the family and build up a rapport with everyone before I get the camera out in order to capture genuine smiles and happy memories."

"You have created some amazing memories for us and those photos we will always treasure. During the photography session we felt at ease with you and it was so much fun. You have such a way with children and my baby boy absolutely loved you."

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