Welcome to Andy Nickerson Photography


Hi, I’m a specialist Northampton based family portrait photographer with a boutique studio in the heart of rural Northamptonshire.

I’m deeply passionate about capturing your children’s real characters, their subtle little expressions and naturally beautiful personalities in gorgeous fine art photography.
My unique photographic style has developed through 18 years of professional practise and play, plus my obsession with the detail.  I’m not interested in heavily styled and posed portraiture but instead firmly believe that portrait photography should artfully tease out and document the sitters real individuality.

I favour soft, creamy and muted colours or richly toned and velvety black and white photography with tightly cropped compositions.  My lighting is subtle and understated, designed to enhance and flatter, not distract. Nothing should ever shout or out shine the emotion and charisma of the child.

You might describe my style as raw, stripped back and intimate.  Portraiture that allows the subtle nature of the child be the star of the show.

Every stage of the process has been designed to bring out the very best in your family and help them all feel happy, comfortable and relaxed.


  1. Laid back 2 hour sittings that are especially important in helping to relax a naturally nervous or shy child.
  2. A fun and playful studio environment with plenty of distractions and silly toys to help evoke a wide variety of expressions.
  3. And most importantly, I absolutely love working with kids and luckily have the patience of a saint!

Because Children Aren’t Children Forever make sure you choose a portrait photographer you can really trust to capture their beautifully unique characters.

The short video shows a lovely example of one of my recent family shoots with the gorgeous brothers Max and Jo Jo, aged 2 and 6 months from Northampton.  I think this shoot perfectly sums up the style and quality of photography you can expect from a shoot with me!

Your very own works of art

To perfectly compliment my fine art portraiture, I have carefully sourced the very best crafts people to lovingly turn your family portraits into bespoke pieces of wall art and beautifully intimate photo albums.  

All my suppliers are UK based and many of them are local to Northamptonshire.  

I offer a full design/consultation service, ensuring that your investment is perfectly tailored to your requirements, and my studio is full with a wide selection of samples for you to view at both your shoot and viewing session.


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