Photoblog: October 2013 Archive

Children's portrait photography taken on location in Hammersmith and Fulham, West London.

Posted in Children at 11:00 on 30/10/2013

The autumn is such a lovely time for me as a London-based children and family photographer, as it’s this time of year that I'm lucky enough to see so many of my regular clients as they arrange photo shoots in time for Christmas gifts. I was thrilled when Rebecca contacted us to book her photo session – our fourth children and family photo shoot – in Hammersmith and Fulham in West London.

I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Rebecca’s boys over the years and it is lovely to see how grown up and independent they are becoming. I was so impressed to hear the older boys had flown to America on their own this year (who knew British Airways has a kids-only departure lounge filled with toys and cool stuff, how incredible is that!). I don’t think I would have been able to do that at their age - it’s wonderful to hear how the children have these incredible opportunities and rising to the challenges with such aplomb.

We spent our morning closer to home, in Ravenscourt Park in West London. It’s a lovely park with some really nice areas of lawn and a lot of wonderful playgrounds – the boys were very keen on the playgrounds.

We had a great time running about, and playing on all the different activities. I love how Oliver, the youngest, needs to do everything his brothers do - a trait I think I had myself when I was younger, and which led to the infamous ‘skate-boarding incident’ when I was two. It’s brilliant being the youngest of four!

It was great fun at Ravenscourt Park capturing our children’s portrait photographs, with shots of the boys playing together and then when it neared lunchtime, we headed home for a few sneaky shots at home on the water slide in the back garden before the boys needed to eat lunch.

It was a brilliant morning and I’m thrilled with the pictures. I hope you like them from our children’s portrait photography session in Ravenscourt Park in Hammersmith and Fulham, West London W14.

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

children and family photography at ravenscourt park west london

Creative children and family portrait photography in Kensington, London W11

Posted in Family at 11:00 on 28/10/2013

It was a fabulous morning in Kensington Gardens in Central London and at Emma’s stunning Kensington home in W11 that was the order of the day for our children's and family photography session this year. We’ve been arranging an annual autumn session with Emma for three years now and it’s a session I always really look forward to. It’s the best thing about being a children's and family photographer – returning to clients year-after-year to capture a wonderful document of their children’s early lives.

Rosalind and Hannah are always an absolute joy to photograph and this year's family photoshoot in Kensington was no exception. They are such lively girls, so full of fun and personality.

We headed out after breakfast to make the most of the dry weather and the soft early morning light, as well as the empty park with plenty of space to run around without lots of other people in the background of our pictures. Early morning in the park is such a lovely time, so peaceful with just the odd family out and about keeping the runners and dog walkers company.

We had a great time playing in the trees, hide and seek, shops (with some great leaves and twigs for sale), it was such good fun. The shot of Hannah sitting in the hole in the tree being Winnie the Pooh is a particular favorite, I just love her expression.

When the playground opened, we headed there for a bit of an explore and some music making. It’s a wonderful playground in Kensington Gardens and great for some relaxed and natural children’s portrait photography before it gets busy as the day progresses. The girls loved it and I love these pictures of them having fun together as they played.

Then it was time to go home and have a snack – it’s tiring work being photographed, drinks and biscuits all round - and then some more family photography in Emma’s beautiful Kensington home in London W11. We were joined by the children’s nanny Ginny for some pictures too, which was great fun – its lovely to see how much the children enjoy her company and they were enjoying themselves so much reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with her. I love utilising interesting angles in my creative children’s portrait photographs as everyone plays at home, it’s so much fun.

It was a wonderful morning, I had such a lovely time and I am thrilled with our children and family portrait photos taken on location in Kensington in Central London W11. I do hope you will enjoy this selection.

If you would be interested in arranging a portrait session for your own family, please contact us - we would be delighted to hear from you.

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kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

kensington london w11 creative children and family photography

Just One - Thomas - newborn photographer in Parsons Green, Fulham

Posted in Just One at 17:40 on 25/10/2013

There are moments in this job that make my heart sing. Moments where I feel so incredibly lucky to be in the presence of such joy and where I want to just put down my camera and give everyone a hug! Today was one of those days - spending the morning with such wonderful people and seeing their happiness with their newborn baby during our newborn and family photography session in Parsons Green, Fulham.

This picture caught my eye as I downloaded the cards from my camera - there will be more pictures from this shoot featuring baby Thomas and his big sister Stella (sporting the most incredible lady bug costume), but this was the picture that I wanted to post as a sneak preview for Jennifer and Carlos. This is a picture that, to me, sums up this wonderful time - it's so snuggly and warm, and full of laughter and joy which are things that I associate so much with our wonderful photo sessions in Parsons Green over the past couple of years.

I love how this moment is so spontaneous - a snuggled, peaceful portrait is transformed by this giant hug, a giant kiss, a giant laugh. I love it and I'm so thrilled for Jennifer, Carlos and Stella with the arrival of baby Thomas and look forward to getting to know him over the coming years.

So here we are, a 'Just One' preview photograph from our newborn baby and family photography session in Parsons Green, Fulham. I hope you like as much as I do.

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Creative baby and family photography in Knightsbridge, Central London W1H

Posted in Babies at 10:00 on 25/10/2013

As a London-based baby, children and family photographer, I spend a lot of my time in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, particularly in and around Knightsbridge, one of London's most beautiful areas and a particular favourite location of mine for family photo shoots.

I was thrilled to visit Ariel at their Knightsbridge home to capture some baby and family photographs before the family leaves London to move to New York.

We had the most lovely time photographing baby Clio, who was such a delight to photograph. We started our morning at home - it was a grey day, but it was brightened immediately by Clio’s wonderful big smile. We took pictures on Ariel and Peter’s bed – I often photograph babies on their parents' bed as they have space to roll around, and by lifting them off the floor, we get really lovely light from the bedroom windows. A light-coloured duvet cover or blanket acts as a reflector here, providing such beautiful light onto Clio's face.

We also took some pictures of Clio sitting in her Bumbo Chair. These are great props on a photo shoot if your baby is not quite able to sit-up yet, as they give a really good stable platform for your baby to sit without having lots of cushions propping them up. It’s great for lovely head and shoulders shots and I’m absolutely thrilled with the close-up picture of Clio laughing her head off – it’s such a a wonderful moment with her gummy mouth yet to grow her first teeth. It really is one of the magical things about my job, how I am priviledged to capture such fleeting moments; by the time this blogpost is published, Clio may well have bottom teeth and yet we have this picture to remind us of the time before and make us smile for years to come.

After some more playing and Clio’s morning nap, we headed outdoors to visit Hyde Park in Knightsbridge for some outdoor family photography. The day had brightened a bit and we had beautiful soft light, a lovely autumnal day. I love the shots taken through the grasses which give a lovely element of depth to the pictures. We found some wonderful deckchairs, clearly still out at the end of the season and they provided such a fun setting for a few more pictures - Clio was so proud of herself sitting in one alone.

Then for a walk along the Serpentine, taking more family pictures as Ariel and Peter played with Clio and she enjoyed a very typical morning's walk visiting the ducks. It’s wonderful to visit the places that families go regularly during the photo shoots, in this case Hyde Park where Clio has her daily walk. These pictures will mean so much as she gets older and the family can look back together and remember so many lovely days exploring Kensington and Chelsea in Central London.

I do hope you enjoy looking at this selection of baby and family photographs, I had a wonderful time taking them.

For more, Family Photography in Knightsbridge take a look at the link and please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

creative baby and family photography in knightsbridge london W1H

Family photography in Knightsbridge and Battersea Park, London

Posted in Family at 12:00 on 23/10/2013

It was a trip to Knightsbridge and Battersea for today's children and family photography session with Linda and her family. This was our sixth family photo shoot together and I was really looking forward to it. Linda has the most incredibly well-behaved children ever - they are also so fun and interesting to talk to, always a real joy to be around.

We had amazing weather for our photo shoot, which is always a real plus. Bad weather is never a problem photographically, but there is no denying that a really lovely day puts everyone in a great mood.

We headed out from Linda's Knightsbridge home to Battersea Park, one of my favourite locations in London for children and family photography as there is so much variety. It’s such an interesting spot with so many different and iconic spots from down by the river and the London Peace Pagoda, to the lovely bandstand, the beautiful paths, the incredible fountains and one of the best play areas in London (although I admit I mourn the passing of the incredible wooden adventure play area; I guess it didn’t come anywhere near modern health and safety standards but it was the best play area I've ever experienced).

We had a great time at the park taking children and family portrait photographs – family group shots with everyone together both formally and informally, and shots of the children playing together and individual portraits as they enjoyed themselves – perfect for natural, relaxed children’s photography. It’s always important to me to capture really lovely natural smiles and avoid the ‘cheese’ grins so beloved of school photography everywhere.

I’m so thrilled with these pictures from our wonderful day in Knighstbridge and Battersea Park, perhaps our best set of children and family photographs for Linda’s family yet - do look back at these previous shoots and see if you agree: from 2012, from 2008, and from 2006 and 2008.

And for more about my Family Portrait Photography in Knightsbridge

If you would be interested in arranging a portrait session for your own family, please contact us - we would be delighted to hear from you.

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family photography in knightsbridge and battersea london

family photography in knightsbridge and battersea london

family photography in knightsbridge and battersea london

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