Emma launches new photography business
A passion for people and photography has led to a picture perfect business for Emma Griggs.
The mum of two has launched Busy Bean Photography, working out of a studio at the Busy Bean Play Café, in Long Sutton’s Market Place, where she specialises in capturing family’s memorable moments on camera.
Emma, who trained as a portrait photographer before having her own children Lola (9) and Danny (5), says the emphasis is on offering her clients quality photos they can cherish forever – at an affordable price.
“I used to work for a big photography company taking photos of children, all before everything went digital,” says Emma. “I trained on the job and learnt all the tricks of how to make the little ones smile for the camera.
“It was a little scary getting back into things since it’s all changed quite a bit, but the new technology has certainly made things a lot easier – you can take as many photos as you like now there’s no need to change the film!”
Busy Bean Photography comes under the umbrella of the Fenland Photography Company, which is owned by Emma’s husband Andrew, who is also a photographer.
She has recently started offering newborn sittings and fun cake smash sessions too, where children aged one and over are let loose with a giant cake.
“I’ve mainly been doing family photo sessions, but am now getting into newborn sittings too – they’re a little bit different in style, as I don’t use such bright flashing studio lights, which can be quite harsh on a newborn baby,” says Emma, of Gedney Dyke.
“I absolutely love working with children and babies. I’d been looking for something to do and this is flexible and fits in perfectly with looking after my own family.
“I still get a little nervous before each shoot, but once I get going I love it and can’t wait to see the finished results.
“It’s great having my own studio space at the café, and it means I can offer families quality photos at a price everyone can afford and they can enjoy all the facilities the café has to offer too.”
* Photo session prices vary, while each digital image purchased costs an additional £5. To find out more, follow Emma’s Facebook page Busy Bean Photography.