Practicing what I preach...

So here I am. Taking my own advice. Practicing what I preach. Getting in the photos. Getting my family in the photos. That was no mean feat I’ll have you know. It was a last minute kind of thing, I messaged them all on Facebook a few days before, roped in a friend to take the shots, a ladder for him to stand on precariously whilst most of our children stood behind causing havoc. Well not all our children, my mums children are here… in the photos with her.   My Mother’s Day gift to her. Which I’ll be honest felt a little like a chore for all of us in the lead up to it. Naturally we all woke up not feeling like getting in front of the camera. I felt like I’d put on two stone over night, my body ached from the cold that was about to kick in that evening. This is the reality folks. It’s not always, in fact, it’s rarely plain sailing before a shoot. However, having said that, once we start and get into the swing of things it’s actually pretty fun. As you can tell from the photos below, we laughed a lot! No, they’re not perfect. Though neither are we so that’s fine.

This is a big part of my WHY, which you can read about by clicking this link. 

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Before that enjoy these hilarious shots of us trying to look cool

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Blackheath Maternity Photographer

Blackheath Maternity Photographer

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Jade is my lovely, gorgeous niece. She’s 34 weeks pregnant with a baby girl who is bound to be equally as gorgeous, so I thought it was about time we took some photos of them! Just some really simple, relaxed shots so she can remember this precious time in her life. I love beautifully lit images that withstand the test of time. Jade was a complete natural in front of the camera. She was relaxed, calm and up for having a bit of a laugh. It really comes across in these shots below, as I’m sure you’ll agree.

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Starting off in the bedroom, we really made the most of the gorgeous moody light peeking in through the window. The richness and warmth of the shots we got are reminiscent of fine art portraits. Not my usual lifestyle shots but I adore them just as much. We headed out to the local park around the corner and shot some relaxed lifestyle portraits too, we had the perfect mixture of cloud and sun so I got a verity of shots.

Soon, this wonderfully peaceful time that Jade is enjoying will be a distant memory and she’ll be up to her leaky nipples in nappies and dirty washing but loving life all the same 😉 (I can say that as she’s family!) also, let’s be honest the real problem here is the fact I will be a great-aunt in a few weeks time…Send Gin!

On a serious note, I am so pleased to present these pregnancy shots of Jade. Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments section below, I’d love to hear from you. Or if you’d like to book your photography session you can email me through the contact form on here or call me on 07793053318

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A year of Family Photography in London

A year of Family Photography in London

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2016 was an epic year. I’ve created a video of my favourite images from the last 12 months, grab a cuppa and have a watch of the video or if you’d prefer you can scroll through them at your own pace below. Leave a comment below or share this page with your friends

Cheers and I look forward to see you in 2017!

 

TWENTY SIXTEEN in RETROSPECT

Dulwich Family Photographer

Kicking off the year with a family session in Dulwich, no room is left out when it comes to shooting in your home. As the kitchen is the central hub to most homes it’s only right we take some shots in there too.

Dulwich photo session in January

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This powerful image of Swati in Greenwich Park

Maternity session in February

Greenwich Baby Photographer

Freja turned 1 on the day of her second portrait session with me. This birthday photo session started off outdoors but it was freezing so we took shelter in The Maritime Museum. I got down on the floor with her and grabbed this shot as she flew over to me on her hands and knees.

Greenwich in March

Limehouse family photographer

When you tun up to a photo session and both parents are musicians, I couldn’t leave without hearing a tune…

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We took a stroll soon after the spontaneous family gig and this happened. I love the movement and textures in this shot

Limehouse family photo session back in March

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Easily, one of my all time favourite shots, not just from the past year. The intimate connection here only happens when everyone lets go, forgets why they’re there and just embraces the moment. The squishy baby face, the protective arm, the tender kiss, the doting look. I can’t ask for anything more in a family photo.

Ealing family portrait taken in April

Wimbledon Lifestyle Photographer

Perfect action shot.

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Perfect simplicity.

Wimbledon family April

Greenwich Childrens Photographer

When parents get stuck in. Properly, under the bedsheets kid of stuck in.

Lifestyle, Greenwich,  April

Family photo session Greenwich Park

My clients embrace non-traditional family portraits and I thank them for that, from the bottom of my heart

Greenwich, shot in April

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Greenwich Family Portrait Session

Greenwich Family Portrait Session

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Katie’s mum bought her a family portrait session gift voucher for Christmas. Great timing as they’ve put their house on the market and wanted to get some shots of them in their old home. This is such a great idea. Whilst home is wherever the family are together, houses hold many memories. Having photos that remind them of the fun they had, remind the children of what life was like there in years to come; it’s important and something you may only see the importance of after it’s too late.

Not only did they want their home captured but they wanted family photos too. Two energetic, parents up for a bit fun and a big bed made this photo session so much fun! I bring some games to play to get the fun going during the session… we rarely complete each game, kids only need minimum of help getting into the world of imagination. My games are there to give them an initial boost and then I love following their lead to see where it ends up!

We read stories (I say we, the kids read whilst Mum, Dad and I listened!), I’ve never seen too boys more engrossed in a story. It was lovely to watch. We also headed to Greenwich park which was 2 mins away and I got to follow these guys as they ran and chased each other up hills, down hills and around trees!

Obviously, they’re only moving to the other side of Greenwich.
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Extended family photo session | London portrait photographer

Extended family photo session | London portrait photographer

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Extended family photo session | London portrait photographer

It’s an honour to photograph all families that hire me, it’s an honour to photograph them twice and even three times! Though it’s a huge honour to photograph the extended family too. This was the third shoot shoot with Rebecca and her family. A regular family session the first time, the next was with Rebecca’s mother and this time it was with the in-laws. They were visiting from Scotland so it was a brilliant opportunity to get some shots of them altogether.

I thoroughly enjoyed walking around Greenwich with these guys, not least because Bryce and Florence who have been married for 58 years held hands the whole way! Too cute and a real inspiration.

We took a walk through Greenwich for this session and if you’d like to do the same for yours just let me know! You can give me a call on 07793053318 or email me using the contact form.

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