Wrap up your nearest and dearest and get them along to Laura Chen Photography because this is a woman with a serious talent for making everything look, well, sooooo cute! As a specialist newborn and children’s photographer, Laura Chen captures the most precious of moments, creating timeless and emotive children’s portraiture for a living. So we asked her some questions to capture a little of what makes her so special.
What three words would your best friend use to describe you?
Crazy, bossy, creative
What’s on your iPod/playing in your car these days?
A lot of Muse and Marilyn Manson – only because my son likes it a lot
Who’s your favourite James Bond actor?
Daniel Craig – he’s quite something
Your house is on fire, what one item do you save?
Family photos.
Last meal on earth?
My friends mince and tatties with dough balls
Dream dinner party guests?
Amy Winehouse, Oprah, Ricky Gervais
First thing you’d do if you won £1million?
Take a year off and travel with my 6 year old
Quiet night in or big night out?
Quiet night in with fire on
City break or weekend in the country?
Im a bit of a country pumpkin so definitely a weekend in the country.
Early bird or night owl?
Night owl. I feel my most creative late at night.
Save it or spend it?
Wish it was save it!
Couch potato or fitness fanatic?
Somewhere in the middle.
Home or abroad?
Abroad.
Early or late?
Late.
Cats or dogs?
Dogs. My rescue girl is the best.
Happiest memory?
Age 4 playing shops with my granny.
And most embarrassing?
There are too many
Biggest regret?
Wasting my early 20s not doing what I love
What are you proudest of?
My son.
Who do you admire most?
People who know what they want and hussle daily.
And who do you detest?
Negative people
Who would you like to thank?
Everyone who supports me in many different ways
What advice would you give to your younger self?
You’re strong and you can do absolutely anything you set your mind to.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do?
Say goodbye to a loved one.
Hardest thing you’ve had to give up?
Lie ins.. I’ve been blessed with a child who’s been an early riser since birth!
Could you save someone’s life if they were dying in the street?
I’d give it my best try!
What keeps you awake at night?
My dog snoring..
And your biggest critic?
Myself.
Mobile phone ringtone?
Haken – cockroach king

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