ABOUT NATALIE

Hi, I’m Natalie, I’ve been a photographer now for almost 4 years, its the best job ever and I specialise in outdoor, natural light family and childhood images.

Over the last 18months I’ve had some massive upheavals with my husband Si and daughter Evie, in 2000 we lost my 20 year old brother in law to SADS (Sudden adult death syndrome) and nothing more was thought of ”just one of those things” then 18months ago my Mother in law passed away very suddenly, just 2 days before my daughters 8th birthday and after months of waiting we found that they had ruled her death as SADS too.

From there we started having Si tested for rare genetic heart conditions and to our shock we got the worst news, they had found a few things wrong. So far they are 99% sure he has Brugada a rare sodium ion channel condition that messes with the electrical signals in your heart and can cause a fatal arrhythmia.

In November 2018 exactly a month before his 40th birthday he was fitted with an ICD which is an implantable defibrillator and pacemaker, should his heart stop this increases his chances of survival outside of the hospital by 98 %.

We are still having tests done at Broadgreen and hoping to get a clear 100% diagnosis in February. Our daughter is also having tests and as you can imagine this cause endless sleepless nights 🙁

In September Jon a photographer friend of mine asked me to go along with him to an end of life shoot he was doing for a little 4 years old called Mia, this shoot changed me forever, she was the most beautiful happy soul and even writing this now , I have tears to my eyes, seeing how much the images meant to her mum Martine, made me realise I need to do this for other families, families that are in a shitty situation and can’t always see a way out.

Memories are so important, let me capture some for you so you can look back on them forever.

If you would like to have a photoshoot with me please drop me a message and I’ll be in touch, my aim is to do one a month I wish I could do more but I just can’t.

I cover Wrexham and Chester but you are very welcome to travel to me from anywhere.

Nat xx

NATALIE’S CHARITY

About CRY

Every week in the UK at least 12 young people die of undiagnosed heart conditions. Since its formation in 1995, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death (YSCD). CRY supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions and offers bereavement support to families affected by YSCD. CRY promotes and develops heart screening programmes and funds medical research. CRY publishes and distributes medical information written by leading cardiologists for the general public. CRY funds specialist referral, screening and cardiac pathology services at leading UK hospitals.

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