I love photographing newborn babies and their families, and I love Crouch End, my new North London home. I was thrilled when Antonia asked me to visit her family and photograph their beautiful newborn daughter Ava just a week before I moved to the area in North London.
There is something so magical about a newborn photo shoot - there is such an incredible amount of love and wonder in the air as parents exchange giggling glances throughout the shoot: look what we did! Isn’t this incredible! Our daughter is amazing! It’s a real pleasure to be around and I always leave a newborn and family photography session feeling a real buzz from being around such fabulous emotions. It’s a special time and no mistake.
Ava was a wonderful baby to photograph - so alert, she spent almost the entire photo session awake, looking around, and making lots of happy little noises – chatting away to us as only a tiny baby can. It really was a joy to behold.
We were so lucky that the weather was warming-up so we went outdoors for a few pictures too - the first time I have been able to do that with a newborn baby this year. The light was incredible in Antonia and Ross’ Crouch End garden and provided a magical setting for some newborn and family photographs. As a photographer I love working with interesting light and really enjoyed taking these newborn and family photographs.
We then headed back indoors for some more family shots and pictures of Ava on her own. We worked in different rooms throughout the house to maximise the variety of images. I also like to incorporate the environment as much as I can in my photo shoots, as this allows me to produce pictures that are unique to each family and will bring back memories of the time and the house as well as of the special moments with the family. Sometimes it’s the little things that bring back memories as we get older – the squidy sofa, the lamp or vase on the mantelpiece - and it’s nice to include some of these elements in pictures.
We had a great morning together and I’m so thrilled with the pictures from our newborn and family photo shoot in Crouch End, North London N8. I do hope you will enjoy them.
If you would like me to visit and capture some pictures of your own family, please contact us - we would be delighted to hear from you.
Last weekend I woke up in my new house in Crouch End for the first time. The sun was shining and I was delighted to be catching the bus for a local newborn baby and family photography session in Muswell Hill. I have known Paula for a number of years now as she worked with my boyfriend (the talented wedding photographer Tom Catchesides) at the Cambridge Film Festival. I was delighted to hear that she was expecting a baby, and doubly excited when we scheduled in a newborn baby and family photography session for her twin baby boys at their lovely home in Muswell Hill, North London N10.
As always, I was up bright and early for our newborn baby photo shoot and I arrived at 8am to find the family just finishing breakfast. Coffee was drunk and the boys were so serene drinking their milk and preparing for their moment in front of the camera.
After breakfast we began our shoot by capturing lots of family shots and also pictures of the boys together and individually, creating a really lovely record of this very special time. Newborn babies grow so fast that it is only in the first couple of weeks that you can really capture this early stage.
I love photographing newborn babies – capturing their tiny snoozing faces, those early glances and interactions with their parents, the little gestures and minute details that are marvelled over by new parents with such joy and wonder - the curl of the hair, the shape of the ears, the little fingers and tiny toes. It’s such a special time and a priviledge to capture this in newborn baby and family photo sessions in such a wonderful setting as Paula’s beautiful Muswell Hill flat in North London.
With the spring showers holding off, we finished our shoot with a few photographs in the garden of Paula’s home. It’s always interesting to look for a different perspective in a London garden and I always enjoy finding plants to use as foreground to add depth and interest to a family portrait. Today I enjoyed shooting through the lovely young tree in the garden and also integrating the garden studio into the images – particularly the ‘Living the Dream’ sign, which was bought as a joke but somehow summed up the feeling of being the luckiest people in the world that was so wonderful to behold when Paula and Pascal looked at their beautiful newborn baby boys.
I hope you enjoy this selection of newborn baby and family portrait photographs from Muswell Hill in North London N10 as much as I enjoyed taking them.
I have been lucky enough to photograph Genevieve and her lovely family for a number of years now – including family portraits, children’s parties and many other important family occasions. I was absolutely over the moon to visit recently to photograph the newest edition to the family, for his newborn photography session at their lovely Holland Park home in West London.
He was such a champion - so relaxed and happy throughout our session, particularly when receiving love and attention from his very excited older brothers.
We had such a great time and capture many lovely photographs of the family. Here are a few favorites from our newborn baby portrait photography session in Holland Park, West London.
There are days when I am frankly astonished by the places people find this website. We were very pleased (and quite surprised) when John contacted us from the US to see if he could book a newborn portrait photography session for his daughter in Sydenham, near Dulwich in South London.
You can imagine my astonishment when not only had John found my website from all that distance away, but to recognise the name of his daughter as someone I had lived with at Cambridge University and had since lost touch. We responded with a ‘I don’t suppose it’s the same person, but was your daughter the same Beth who lived in Clare Hall….’ email and lo and behold, I had a session booked with an old friend I hadn’t seen for years! Honestly, I can’t tell you how excited and pleased I was.
I arrived at Beth’s house and it was just wonderful - wonderful to see an old friend, wonderful to meet her lovely husband, and wonderful to take photographs of her beautiful newborn baby, Albert.
It was a great morning filled with laughter and I’m so thrilled to be back in touch. Here are some of my favorite images from our newborn baby and family portrait photography session in Sydenham near Dulwich in South London.
I hope you enjoy them and if you would like to arrange a portrait session for your own family, please contact us here - it would be great to hear from you.
I’ve been lucky enough to photograph quite a number of newborn babies recently, which I am so happy about - I love photographing newborn babies as there is always such an amazing emotional feeling to those sessions. Parents are on such a high with their new, tiny additions to the family and I always come away from the shoots feeling like I have been surrounded by the most powerful feelings of love.
I was thrilled when Monique got in touch to arrange a newborn baby and family photography session at her beautiful Kensington home. I love the areas of Kensington, Notting Hill and Holland Park in London - they are some of my absolute favourite places for family portrait photography.
I knew from the moment I arrived it was going to be a great session. Monique was such fun to chat to and baby Caleb was an absolute joy. He was one of the cutest babies I have ever met, and snuggled and snoozed his way through our session.
I’m so thrilled with the pictures and I hope you enjoy looking at this selection of newborn baby portrait photography pictures taken on-location in Kensington in West London.