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Chloe Bridge

A Family Photoshoot in Clapham

A lovely time was had in our house over Christmas and my two year old son is now fully aware of the meaning of the words ‘Father Christmas’ and ‘presents’ – it’s going to be a long wait until next Christmas!

Now that the hectic festive period is well and truly over and it’s back to work as usual in January, I’m finally getting around to sharing some of my pre-Christmas photoshoots.

 

This late-November shoot involved two-and-a-half year old and seven month old sisters and their parents. When I realised that the family live just round the corner from Clapham Common, I was keen to get some lovely autumnal shots in amongst the fallen leaves on the common.

On the day of the shoot I woke to grey skies and non-stop rain. But as luck would have it, just as we finished  up taking photos at home, the sky brightened and the rain took a break.

This photoshoot is the perfect mixture of classic, personal shots taken in the family home, and playful outdoor shots against a colourful, natural backdrop.

An Autumn shoot with my toddler

Autumn has to be my favourite time of year for outdoor photoshoots. You get beautiful light, and the golden leaves provide  a stunning backdrop. I always try and fit in a shoot with my son at this time of year. Here are the results of the images I took in November.

These shots were all taken within the space of half an hour, which is about the usual time limit before both Arlo and his Dad get very fed up with me directing them into certain positions and following them with my camera – every weekend involves some element of this when you live with a photographer!

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.

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