A year of Family Photography in London

A year of Family Photography in London

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!



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

Greenwich Pregnancy Photographer

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

W5 newborn photographer London

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.

Wimbledon Childrens Photographer

Perfect simplicity.

Wimbledon family April

Greenwich Childrens Photographer

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

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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

Kensington Family photographer

Sometimes photos work best

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Family Portraits in NW6 – London Family Photographer

Family Portraits in NW6 – London Family Photographer

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Lifestyle Family Photography in Blackheath

Nancy’s husband got in touch because he wanted to book a session with me for her birthday. What a lovely thoughtful gift (husbands of the world take note!)

I arrived at their beautiful house in Blackheath on a sunny June afternoon. We took some shots as everyone was getting ready to leave for the park. India and Albert are just adorable and as it was afternoon they’d just come back from school, meaning they were feeling a bit sleepy before I arrived. Nothing a quick trip to the park won’t fix! So we packed up the car and headed across the heath to Greenwich Park. The pictures speak for themselves, we had an absolute blast! I just love these photos and I hope you do too. You can see more family sessions here, or more Greenwich Park sessions here or you can just go right ahead and book your session by calling me on 07793053318.


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Family Photo Session in London

Family Photo Session in London

Booking a family photo session in London


I’m Andrea, and I create bespoke portraits of newborns, older children and families all over London. As a lifestyle photographer I love to combine your home environment and nearby locations in your photos, I believe this tells a full, fun and authentic story of your family. Based in Greenwich, South East London I have photographed in some superb outdoor locations all over London, we’ll work together to find the perfect one for your family.

You can view my 2015_Brochure for more details about the photo sessions, prices and products and some frequently asked questions.


Maternity Photo Sessions

Where it all begins. Expecting a baby? it doesn’t matter whether it’s your first or fifth, it’s all magical. The best time for a maternity shoot is in the third trimester, though booking is probably best in your second to make sure you can get the date you need.

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 More maternity photos…

To book your maternity photo session call me on 07793053318 or email contact@andreawhelan.com

Newborn Photos

Once your little bundle of joy is born, you’ll be busy taking pictures of them every hour… on your phone or camera if you can move from under them to grab it! My whole ethos is to get you in the picture too. I want the whole family in the photos, that’s what your baby will want to see when they’re older. My newborn sessions are shot in your home, usually on your bed or where ever you spend most of your time around this time. There’s no rushing or worrying, it’s all very laid back and quiet relaxing actually! I’ve been know to make the tea while Mum enjoys some feeding time and Dad is tending to older brother or sister. You can expect the same service!


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To book your newborn photo session call me on 07793053318 or email contact@andreawhelan.com

Baby Photo Session

The amount of growing and learning your baby does in the first year is huge! From the first smile, to sitting up, clapping hands and finally walking; all worth of photos that you will cherish forever. Here are some photos from families making the most of this first year.

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 More baby photos…

To book your baby photo session call me on 07793053318 or email contact@andreawhelan.com

Children’s Photo sessions

I want to create photos of your children that you recognise! I want their personalities to shine through, and for the photos to reflect how much they had as a child.

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More children’s photos…

To book your baby photo session call me on 07793053318 or email contact@andreawhelan.com

Family Photography

Your family is unique, so your family portraits should be too! Allow me to create a space where you guys can be yourselves and let go. I’ll capture images that reflect you all individually and as a unit.

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More family photos… 

To book your family photo session call me on 07793053318 or email contact@andreawhelan.com

London Family Photographer | St John’s Wood

London Family Photographer | St John’s Wood

London Family Photographer | St John's Wood

London Family Photographer | St John’s Wood

Here is a selection of photos from a family photo session in London. The beautiful autumnal feeling makes me wish this season was all year round!

George and Clemancy were the stars of the show that day. They didn’t let the beautiful private garden setting outdo them at all. It was an absolute pleasure to photograph them and their parents, Clemmie and Gary.

George showed us what a great big brother he is by holding Clemancy’s hand so she could stand up with him. Clemancy wasn’t able to stand up alone at this time and George really showed us what he was made up by taking excellent care of his sister!

We moved onto family shots and used the most beautiful tree I ever did see to frame them. I fell in love with these gardens and this gorgeous family!

If you’d like to book a family session, please do get in touch! contact@andreawhelan.com or call 07793053318

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Camden Town Urban Family Photo Shoot {London Family Photographer}

Camden Town Urban Family Photo Shoot {London Family Photographer}

Nicola found me on Facebook. She’s a fellow photographer and booked one of my Mothers Day Mini Sessions. We had planned to meet in Greenwich Park… the day we planned to meet there? The same day as the London Marathon!! Having thought about it, it would have been a logistical nightmare trying to navigate Greenwich that day so we decided on another part of London. Away from from the runners and spectators!

We agreed on Camden Town. Yes, it was an ambitious one. Given it was a Sunday and as we all know Camden Town is always rammed with tourists on a Sunday! We didn’t let that stop us though… as you’ll see we got quite a few lovely snaps of them in London. It was a long day for the Streader family though as they came all the way up from Southampton for the shoot and they even managed to hit the big toy shops afterwards!

It was lovely to meet Nicola and her family, here are some of the shots we got from the day. Completely different to what I usually do but so much fun!

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Family Photography Hampstead Heath {London children's photographer}

Family Photography Hampstead Heath {London children's photographer}

Leah contacted me as she wanted photos of her family as a souvenir of their time in London. They are one of the nicest families I’ve ever met. So warm and loving but a lot of fun too! We took a stroll to Hamspead Village where they stopped for a bite to eat and and then onto Hampstead Heath where they all let their hair down. These are some of my favourite images. I love the idea of following families on their days out and capturing everything … if you’d like me to come to you and record memories on a social day out then what are you waiting for? get in touch I’d love to!


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