A photographer who is launching her new business in Lynn is focusing on something a bit different to offer clients, such as elopements and that first proposal.
Esther Wild, 27, of South Lynn, has many years experience behind the camera, having taken up learning the skills since she was just a child.
Her work crosses a wide range of subjects, but she is always keen to diversify.
She said: “I try to make my photography personal and different. Many people can pick up a camera and take pictures, but I try to do something which they cannot do themselves.”
For example, she is working on double exposures which feature silhouettes of a person mixed with locally shot scenery or florals. “I try to produce something special. I have created artistic prints too, using my images, for display.
“I have never taken pictures of an elopement before, but it’s an idea which I would like to pursue and also that first proposal. Someone could arrange a photoshoot during which they might get down on one knee - and then I would be able to capture that genuine moment of joy!”
She is also working with make up artist Georgia Jackson at a studio in Gaywood where portrait pictures can be taken after a makeover.
Esther, who is married to Rod, and has two children aged six and three, has been initially supported by the Prince’s Trust Young Enterprise Scheme, but without finance, to assist her to set up her new business.
She said: “I took part in a three-day business course which covered all aspects of running your own business and ensuring that everything would work. They were very supportive and helpful in getting me started.”
A spokesperson for The Prince’s Trust said: “Congratulations to Esther, who is making a really good start on her enterprise venture. If any other young people, who are not in full time employment, education or training, would like to learn about the different types of support offered by the Trust, they can call 0800 842 842.”
The trust’s enterprise programme supports young people aged 18-30 who are not in full time employment to become their own boss. The programme offers financial support and training.
For more information about Esther’s work visit www.estherwild.com She can also be contacted on 07487854147.