Hello, I’m Sammy, Darwen-based owner of Popsicle Photography. I’m a busy working Mum of 2 (and 2 step children), who has a real love and passion for photography and capturing those special moments. I am engaged to a fellow photographer, Bill Nessworthy from Nessworthy Photography; we mainly shoot weddings together along with portraits and projects.
I LOVE faces! Portraits are my thing. I am also a big kid…and never want to grow up! I LOVE fairies, unicorns, mermaids and anything MAGICAL! My ultimate favourite shoot is my Fairy Shoots, which have been my best seller. I came up with the idea and used my creativity to produce something magical. I wanted to provide a magical experience for the families I work with and give them beautiful images to treasure forever.
I have worked in schools and nurseries for 12 years and I am qualified to level 3 in Children’s Care Learning and Development. I feel that all my experience in working with children helps me bring out the best in them; with my patience and my ‘craziness’, I usually get genuine smiles and laughter. I am qualified in working with children who have special needs, and also have family with special needs, so it is something very close to my heart.
After working in schools whilst doing my photography in every spare minute I had (around the kids), I finally took the plunge in January 2018 and went full time into my photography career. This was the BEST decision I ever made. I have put my heart and soul into the business, and I have grown so much, but still enjoy learning and perfecting my skills along the way! I have taken part in many AMAZING projects. I have been published in magazines and got some front covers too!!
I have a little studio in Darwen – it’s nothing big or fancy, but it is full of beautiful things I have collected along the way!