Who are you?
My name is Laura and I own Laura Wood Photography. I have an almost 2 year old named Arthur and he’s the reason I finally, at the age of 30, decided what I was going to do with my life. I started taking photographs of him when he was born and quickly realised how much I loved photography and decided to learn more. The love of being able to capture moments with my son, teamed with knowing that I absolutely didn’t want to go back to a hectic career in retail, meant that I started my own photography business last year.
Where are you from?
I’m from Wath upon Dearne in Rotherham and, aside from a couple of years in London, this has always been home. There seems to be something about Yorkshire that always brings people back!
What do we need to know about you?
I worked in fashion for a large chunk of time and had some pretty big jobs for a while – I loved it but not enough to be away from Arthur quite so much. I still love fashion and have more dresses than Diana Ross… alas, only 50% of them fit these days!
As a photographer I am drawn to atmospheric and moody images, and the old places and things which evoke a sense of nostalgia. I certainly wouldn’t describe my approach to photography as ‘light and airy’…I tried it for a while but it’s difficult to do minimal when you’re a clutter-bug and hoarder.
Where can we find your business/product?
Instagram: @ourkiddo and @laurawood_photography
Facebook: Laura Wood Photography
What is your favourite thing to do as a family?
We love to travel and to be out and about as much as we can. I have always loved being outdoors but never fully appreciated it until I saw the way my son responded to nature. We also tend to gravitate towards any place at which Arthur can play whilst his Dad and I sit and have a drink together.
Top mama tip…
When Arthur was smaller and the day wasn’t going as planned I would take him out in the car for a nap along with my hair and make up stuff. I would sit and get ready in the car whilst he slept – it was the only way I could transform from bog brush to human on most days.
Your mama confession…..
Sometimes I hide in the toilet when my boyfriend gets home from work, just so I can have a break.
Laura will be at Mama Social on Friday 24th March, 10am at The Showroom