As a London-based baby, children and family photographer, I always enjoy travelling to Chiswick to take family photographs. I was so pleased to visit Katie and Simon for the second time to take some more family photographs - I remember fondly our first session with their beautiful daughter Amy back in 2009, when we had such a wonderful time taking pictures in the lovely Ravenscourt Park.
This time we decided to head to Chiswick House for our children and family photographs, and we had more people too - since 2009, the family had grown and Amy's lovely younger sister Ella joined us too!
What fun we had! Flying children, hid and seek, the play park, chocolate cake and daisy chains - there were so many lovely shots I can't fit them all in the blog post. It was a wonderful way to spend a morning and a wonderful way to take relaxed family photographs and portraits of the children in the amazing surroundings of Chiswick House.
On the way home, we decided to brave the slippery mud off Chiswick Walk and venture down to the Thames (at low tide of course). It was slippy and slidey and oh so exciting, even if I did travel home with mud from head to toe.
It was a fabulous day and I am thrilled with the pictures. I hope you enjoy this selection of children and family portrait photographs.
We were thrilled to take part in the wonderful One Bigg Magical Party at Kensington Roof Gardens yesterday, which was a fantastic event that wowed families with its imagination and creativity! The space was transformed into a magical wonderland with the Mad Hater, Alice and the Queen of Hearts, and a host of magicians, beautiful fairies and enchanting creatures. The Roof Gardens on Kensington High Street provided a breath-taking setting, with its resident family of flamingos and spectacular views across the city. We were amazed by the brilliant children's entertainers who took part in the event, especially Toadstool Parties who created a perfect enchanted fairy themed-display (we wanted to drink the magic potions and have own our glitter tattoo). We also loved the incredible balloon artists, creative sandwich art (I wish all my lunches were in the shape of an octopus!), and Spanish and Latin dance classes for little people.
Tom and I had a wonderful time at the event and enjoyed meeting lots of families, showcasing Helen's work as a children's and family photographer working in Kensington, Chelsea and across London, and also as a photographer of children's birthday parties. We're hoping to take part in another One Bigg Party event very soon, and will let you know the details via the blog.
Kate, Studio Manager
Today's blog post harks back to a time of sunshine and will, I hope, herald a break in the wet weather!
I was thrilled to visit Ali and her family in Cambridge for our second family portrait shoot - it’s always lovely visiting families again and seeing how the family have all grown.
We had beautiful weather for our family photo shoot and so taking the kids out into the garden seemed the best plan. Ali has the most amazing garden, with lots of different areas that make for a wonderful backdrop for children's and family portrait photographs.
We started off with some informal family portraits before playing some games – the boys were very into football and cricket and in a set of pictures which will forshadow what I imagine will be a very sport-filled summer, we photographed them engaged in these favorite activities.
We then moved on to badminton, putting up the net for the first time this year. I was also lucky enough to be stunned by some wonderful magic tricks (I’ve never worked out how the bank robber trick works - my brother baffled me with it when I was young, and Sam baffled me with it now) and also some wonderful musical recitals. Alec’s clarinet playing was a particular favorite as it was the instrument I played when I was younger, and Alec’s clear love for it and (so I am told, regular practice) really shone through.
It was a wonderfully varied morning and I’m so thrilled with the photographs. I hope you will enjoy this selection of pictures from our fun and relaxed children's and family portrait photography session in Cambridge.
We're really excited to be taking part in the One Bigg Magical Party on Monday 7th May, which is an event guaranteed to entertain your family on what might be a wet bank holiday! It's taking place at the beautiful Roof Gardens on Kensington High Street and the playbill for the day looks really exciting - magicians, fairies, wizards, elves and other enchanting and whimsical creatures will create a day filled with educational fun. The event is designed for 2-10 year olds and their lucky grown-ups, but older and younger children are also welcome and all the information is on the One Bigg Magical Party website here.
We took part in the halloween-themed One Bigg Spooky Party back in October (see our blog post for some pictures from the day), and we had the most fabulous time catching-up with clients who were enjoying the day and also meeting new families. We can't wait to see what entertainment awaits on Monday, and hope to see you there!