Kellyann Fitzpatrick is energetic, charismatic and a very positive person. It is a pleasure to have her as one of our tenants at The Old Embroidery Mill – Abbey Mill Business Centre. Kellyann joined us in July 2017 and her studio is WOW. We sat down with her to talk about her business and plans for the future.
We see you specialise in Newborn Baby and Family Photography, what has inspired you to be self-employed and set up your own business?
Since I was young I always wanted to be my own boss and have my own business. I wanted to provide a service that genuinely made people smile and thats when I realised photography was the way forward.
I’ve done a lot of different types of photography but capturing and being part of the biggest moments in peoples lives pulls at my heart strings. Thats why I specialise in newborn, family and wedding photography..
How long have you been established?
I studied photography in 2012 and graduated with my diploma in 2015. Half way through my course I decide to build up my clientele and I have been very fortunate that word of mouth has got me where I am today. I have been fully established for about 2/3 years now. However, this is my first studio as I used to be a mobile photographer and it has been the best decision I have ever made.
What are your studio opening hours?
My studio opening times are flexible as I like to work around my clients, as having a newborn baby is a little chaotic. However, I am usually in Monday – Friday 9 am -4 pm and some weekends too.
What differentiates you from other photographers?
There are so many talented photographers in Scotland and I have found that sharing our knowledge with each other has created a strong network of photographers who are proud to recommend each other. Personally, I would say what makes me different is my clients are at the heart of everything I do. I do this job because I love it and I have developed my own unique style that suits the kind of person I am. It’s about giving them an experience that they will cherish for the rest of their lives and giving them captured moments in a way that no one else can. They have chosen me to document these life events therefore their overall experience with me must be and will be 100%. I gift them for choosing me and thank them for keeping me in business – that’s where my success comes from I think.
Who inspires your creativity?
I have many people that inspire me, mostly other newborn photographers from around the world. Photographers such as Kelly Brown made me want to focus on newborn safety and gain as much training as possible so I was educated and knew how to pose my babies safely and skillfully which has worked wonders for my work. I have also had training with other photographers such as Natalie Leech photography, who’s work is just fantastic.
What made you decide to base your Studio in The Old Embroidery Mill in Abbey Mill Business Centre?
This is a little cheesy but very true – I have a book that I stick everything in that I would like for my business so I have something to work towards. At the beginning of last year I was on a hunt for my first studio space and when I walked into my ‘now’ studio it was very similar to the one I stuck in my book which I couldn’t believe!! I don’t know paisley very well at all so I then asked my dad to come and give me a second opinion and when we were walking up to the building he said: “This place is very familiar”. It turns out, my grans sister lived in the white flats outside and my family all played out in the gardens facing the embroidery mill. We lost my gran two years ago so I felt some emotional connection to the place so it stole my heart a little! It’s been by far the best business decision I have made so far!
Kellyann Fitzpatrick Photography
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Address: The Old Embroidery Mill, Abbey Mill Business Centre, Paisley PA1 1JS
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