TWO mums have launched a free online photo club to nurture the imagination of children in lockdown at home.

Lucy Jenkins, 31, and Kelly Clarke, 40, both self-employed wedding photographers, have suddenly lost their income after venues and churches have been forced to close due to the pandemic.

Wedding and family photographer Lucy, from Winsford, who has a 16-month-old son Rex, said: "Like lots of self employed people and parents, I have found myself with no immediate work and a child at home to entertain and educate

"I felt that families would be looking for something to do easily that was enjoyable."

Lucy, who has a degree in photography, teamed up with her friend Kelly, who has a seven-year-old son Toby and a teacher for 10 years before changing career.

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Wedding photographer Kelly Clarke and her seven-year-old son Toby

Within 48 hours of hours of launching their creative club, more than 1,000 children had joined.

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Wedding photographers and friends Lucy Jenkins and Kelly Clarke have teamed up to provide two free online projects to nurture the imagination of children in lockdown at home

The pair provide two free projects every Monday and Thursday.

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This picture of a shadow was captured by 10-year-old Alex

"It is aimed at children aged 4-11," said Lucy. "All you need is any kind of camera."

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This picture was taken by Gabby, 10

The first challenge to create a picture from shadows proved a big hit.

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Toby, 7, took this unusual shadow picture

"Parents thanked us and have loved looking at other children's pictures," she said. "Some children were composing pictures of a professional standard. They've got natural talent and an eye for a good picture.

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This shadow picture was taken by Zack, 10

"We hope we can inspire a future generation of photographers."

To join visit facebook or search for Online Photo Club.

You can watch the project videos on You Tube search for Online Photo Club and see more of the children’s work on Instagram @onlinephotoclub