CLARE BARKER WELLS + YASMINA COWAN
THE HE(ART) OF HOME TEAM
Ours is a love story that started in the middle of the night via FB messenger. We both already had... shall we call them 'spirited' girls, so when our boys were born only two days apart, we quickly bonded over lack of sleep, milk intake conversations and discussing how to grapple a wild child whilst nursing a tiny tot. Because of our twelve hour time difference, the middle of the night for one of us was the middle of the day for the other, meaning that even in those darkest hours of despair, we always knew there was a friendly face at the other end of messenger.
But on top of that, (and probably more importantly to you!) we had a mutual love and adoration of one another's work, most especially our in-home work. We realised that for both of us, that was where our true creative hearts lay, and one sleep-deprived night, we realised we wanted to spread that love. And so, He(art) of Home was born. We knew that the UK market was under-represented when it came to workshops, and as both of us have strong ties to the UK, we decided that was where we wanted to gather a tribe and help all of you guys who are working on getting people to understand and love in-home sessions.
Clare is an award-winning, internationally published lifestyle photographer who is basically in love with shooting families in their own spaces, (because really, that's where the magic happens.) She spends her time at shoots looking for the details, and working on posing that doesn't look remotely posed. Her love of rich shadows that help to tell a story borders on the obsessive, and she is happiest when she can find that light and create beautiful chaos in it. On top of all of this, one of her favourite things to do is to teach other people how to find and take the photographs that make their hearts happy. She is originally a Brit, but having lived in Russia, Malaysia, and now Singapore, she has almost forgotten what a proper English cup of tea tastes like, so isn't sure she can really call herself British anymore (although the sarcastic sense of humour will never leave her.) To find out more about Clare and to see more of her work, visit here: www.clarebarkerwells.com
Yasmina is an award-winning family and lifestyle photographer based out of Washington D.C. who has been featured in publications such as the Washingtonian and the Huffington Post amongst others. She is a lover of the unconventional and is passionate about capturing honest and authentic storytelling moments in her professional and personal work. Her favourite stories to capture are those within the four walls of home. Her photojournalistic style was driven by a deep wanderlust and keen interest in people’s stories, big and small. She strives to capture that authenticity and shared human experience in her work. She loves to teach, connect with likeminded photographers and form lasting friendships through the shared love of the art. She is never happier than when she is spending time with her two kiddos and Northern Irish husband, making the UK her home away from home. To see more of Yasmina's work, visit here www.yasminacowan.com