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Family shoot on Clapham Common

This photo shoot took place in the midst of all the horrible weather we had in July. As luck would have it, the day of the shoot was the only sunny morning in between two weeks of solid rain.

You might recognise some familiar faces from this newborn shoot a few months previous. I’m very proud to say that this marks my first offical repeat client since setting up in business at the start of this year. The family had grandparents visiting all the way from New Zealand to meet their grandson for the first time, and they very much wanted to capture their visit with some lovely images of the whole family.

I really loved doing this photo shoot in such beautifully green surroundings – one benefit of all this rain we’ve been having this summer!

 

Hen Party in Battersea

 

 

 

Slightly different to my usual family photo shoots, I delved into the world of event photography when I shot this hen party in June.

 

The group had a really fun session learning how to make pasta at Jamie Olivers cookery school Recipease in Battersea. It’s a great idea for a social night out, you learn to cook a meal and then all sit down at big tables to eat the end result – a restaurant meal with a difference!

 

The bride-to-be is  a very good friend of my cousin – we were actually both bridesmaids at her wedding about ten years ago. It was a pleasure to document the hen night.

Enjoy your big day, Kate!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newborn photo shoot in Clapham

 

 

 

Another of my photo shoots from May –  The family’s main aim was to capture that fleeting newborn stage during the first weeks of their son’s life, but we also fitted in some cheeky shots of this little man’s big sister too.

At just two weeks old, I think he had the best head control I’ve ever seen in a newborn.  He was very helpful and held that  top pose for at least ten seconds whilst I snapped away!

Newborn and toddler photo shoot in Clapham

I photographed this little lady at the end of May when she had just been joined by a baby brother.

It’s amazing how a good spot of natural light can really bring out eye colour on camera – just look at those all-natural blue eyes. Stunning!

And her newborn brother pulled some of the most expressive faces, I just love the muscle-man pose.

A Woodland Walk

We recently took our toddler, Arlo, for a woodland adventure so that I could road test my new lens.

The weather might have been rather dreary for the last month or so, but it means some hidden benefits when it comes to natural light photography outdoors . This cloudy day really helped bring out the vibrant woodland colours.

I am completely in love with this father and son shot.

 

First Birthday photoshoot in Camberwell

I had great fun photographing this wonderfully energetic little boy. The family wanted a photoshoot to commemorate his first birthday.  I love photographing children at around twelve months of age. Their personalities are really starting to show and they are a joy to interact with.

Newborn photo session in Eltham

This little lady was just six days old for her first photoshoot, and she was a natural – very calm and keen to show off those lovely eyes.

It’s really only a matter of weeks before newborns start to lose that ‘brand new’ look, which is why photographs at this age are always the most treasured.

Even the family dog wanted to have a go at modelling!

Family photoshoot in Reigate

 

 

I first met this family back in 2010 when we attended the same antenatal course. Our children were born within two days of each other and we’ve been friends ever since. Now a family of four, their little boy was just eleven days old when I visited for the photoshoot. This toddler was full of cheeky grins and had great fun showing off her newly acquired big sister status.

A photoshoot is a great way to remember those early days when a new arrival has just joined the fold.

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