Rebecca from Rebecca Fitch Photography
I have been photographing children professionally for many years and specialise in newborns. My path to becoming a professional photographer started when I worked as a professional dancer and then a model and spent many hours in front of the camera. I then moved into production and choreography, always aware of the power of photography.
After having my own children (two boys aged 6 and 8) I started to refine the images I took of them. Then friends started asking me to take pictures of their youngsters. I realised I was good at it and loved it. That is when I decided to get professional qualified. What became increasingly clear was my passion for newborns.
The wonderful community of Gerrards Cross. Moving out from central London nearly 7 years ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect. However I adjusted almost immediately, made lifelong friends very quickly and now this is my home forever.
Best meal you’ve had?
Currently my favourite restaurant in Gerrards Cross is delicious Lomitos, it’s an Argentinian steak restaurant just up on Gerrards Cross High St. I seem to have frequented it a lot lately! Oops. It’s also very reasonable for the kids. My boys love a steak.
What are you up to right now?
I am constantly busy and loving being busy, I have always been this way. Either shooting in the studio or editing or feeling inspired on a photography course. Then there is the other part of my brain, what else can I do? What can I design? Who can I help? What can I organise? Always got a few projects bubbling away.
Best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Focus, focus, focus on your end goal and you will get there. I believe in positivity, you really CAN make things happen. Also I need to add this too – “Kindness costs nothing and means everything”
Who do you call when you want to have fun?
The mums of course!!!! I have a fantastic group of mums who are always up for going out and meeting up. There are so many fun ones – I can’t possibly mention all their names. They know who they are.
Best place for a nightcap?
My local food and wine bar Jack & Alice, in Gerrards Cross, gets my vote. It’s a fabulous wine bar with a great buzz. They do a great selection of meat, cheese and chocolate boards and it’s perfect wind-down and hangout location for me and my local mum friends – we are always the last ones to be kicked out. They also have branches in Thame and Tring I understand.
I love, love, love ‘My Boutique’ in Farnham Common. A lovely lady called Simone Markham owns it. It has new stock all the time and keeps bang on trend and the best thing is it’s so affordable you can keep going back for more. As it has been such a success Simone has now opened another shop in Bourne End. Check out her weekly vlogs on Facebook.
Last book you read?
Grit by Angela Duckworth. It’s a fascinating read and all about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that – not talent or luck – makes all the difference. I’d like to think I have a certain amount of grit and steely determination and I would love to encourage and nurture this in my two boys.
My latest big spend is a 135mm Sigma lens! Ouch! Any photographers out there will understand. Lenses are not a cheap purchase
Can’t live without?
I could not live without my gorgeous husband. He is the most supportive, loving, kind person I could ever have wished to spend my life with and the voice of reason when I need it. I fulfil my dreams and ambitions every day because he gives me that strength to believe in myself. Everyone needs a Nick Fitch in their life.