Helen Bartlett / Family Portraiture

Just One – Ava


‘The sun has got his hat on, hip-hip-hip-hooray!’

I admit that I did have a little sing to myself as I travelled across London to my shoot this morning – the sun was shining, the bus ran on time and I was heading to Crouch End to photograph a newborn baby just a week and a few days before I move to Crouch End myself. I’m excited!

I was thrilled when Antonia called to book our newborn and family portrait session this morning, and we had such a great time together. The pictures are still importing into Lightroom as I type, but I knew that I wanted to have a look for this picture as today’s ‘Just One’ preview image. Sometimes you can really feel something coming together during a photo shoot and this was one of those moments during this morning’s portrait session.

It was great to be able to go outdoors for a few pictures – we had beuatiful backlighting in the garden and I quickly found myself lying on the grass to capture a really lovely foreground element with the sun-dappled flowers in Antonia’s beautiful garden.

Baby Ava was a joy to photograph – so alert and chatty (as only a newborn baby can be with lots of happy, wiffly noises). Antonia, Ross and I had a wonderful time chatting away as I photographed – I’m especially excited to try out the Japanese restaurant Ross recommended!

So here we are, a ‘Just One’ image from our newborn and family portrait photography shoot in Crouch End, North London N8. Be sure to check back on the blog soon to see more images from today’s portrait session.

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