Fleetwood portrait photographer Bex Peoples says setting up her own studio makes a real difference

Fleetwood portrait photographer Bex Peoples has achieved a personal dream after opening her own studio.
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The 38 year old was initially working from home when started building up her business, specialising in tiny newborn babies, but working from her lounge wasn't an ideal set-up

The most difficult time for the fledgeling business was during the Covid lockdowns, as the isolation rules meant she couldn't work for a year.

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But Bex got through the tough times and says that being able to set up the dedicated studio is a huge step forward.

The new base for Bex Peoples Photography is at the Broadway shops, opposite the roundabout where Broadway meets Poulton Road and Highbury Avenue.

Bex brings a fine art touch to her work and has created her own distinctive style, being particularly proud of her work capturing newborns as well as cherished family pets.

She said: "I spent years working in sales, marketing and graphic design for the confectionary firm Coronation Promotions.

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"I would take the odd photograph for them and realised that was what I wanted to do.

One of Bex Peoples' stunning portraits of a newborn babyOne of Bex Peoples' stunning portraits of a newborn baby
One of Bex Peoples' stunning portraits of a newborn baby

"I took some photography courses and took the plunge - and finally left Coronation Promotions after 16 years.

"Setting up your own business is a gamble and a challenge but if it's what you really want, you have to go for it."

The Covid lockdown was a real setback, though, as it meant it was impossible to get close enough to take the photos she specialises in.

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"It was devastating, I couldn't work for a year but thanks to some loyal customers I'd already worked with, I was able to hit the ground running when lockdown was finally all over.

"Working from home certainly had its drawbacks, especially when you have children!

"Having this studio is a dream come true.

"It's funny because the studio used to be a butchers shop when I was a little girl and I remember coming in here with my mum.

"Back then I would never have imagined I'd be here doing this!" Bex's studio, at 8 Broadway, shows off stunning examples of her work, which can also been seen on her website.

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