7 month old baby girl in studio. Photographed by Anna Hindocha/Warm Glow Photo

First year package session 2 – seven months old

24th November 2015 Child photography , , ,

Earlier this year I wrote about the wonderful privilege of doing a newborn photo session of my oldest friend’s daughter. Recently I photographed her again for the second shoot in our first year package. This session took place at my studio as the second shoot often does – with babies around six months old a plain white background is a great opportunity to show off their sitting skills and facial expressions.

This girl is such a great little character and a joy to photograph. My son was also happy to come up to the studio and assist me, help make her smile and have some photos taken with his “almost-sister”.


One year old girl in Sydenham Woods, photographed by Anna Hindocha/Warm Glow Photo

A one year photo session in Sydenham Woods

7th October 2015 Child photography

Sydenham Woods in autumn is possibly my favourite place to do location family photo shoots and for this one we were treated to the most amazing weather. In the open the sun was too strong for flattering photography, but in the woods it was dappled and beautiful.

It was lovely to work with one of my favourite families again. The mother has a strong interest in photography herself and always brings creative ideas to the session. Her love of black and white gives me a rare opportunity to flex my monotone muscles and the photos always end up looking great.

I really hope I’ll get to work with this family again and keep watching this amazing little girl grow up.


Bride, and Groom, at The Rosendale, Dulwich. Photographed by Anna Hindocha/Warm Glow Photo.

A very special wedding at The Rosendale, Dulwich

29th September 2015 Wedding Photography , , , , ,

I don’t generally shoot weddings anymore; however when one of my oldest friends asked if I would photograph theirs I felt honoured and couldn’t say no.

It was wonderful to be part of such a special and emotional occasion. In photographing all of their guests I got to spend time with friends of mine who I rarely see due to distance, and with people from my childhood. I successfully balanced being the official photographer with relaxing and really enjoyed this sunny September day.

There is nothing more pleasurable than seeing people you care deeply about completely happy. I feel very privileged to be able to capture that with my camera.


End of a First Year Package

21st September 2015 Child photography , , , ,

My journey out to Hampshire last weekend was bittersweet. I was going to photograph little L for the final shoot of his First Year Package, and whilst I was happy to see him and his family again I was very sorry to think that I won’t be watching him grow up anymore.

We had another beautiful day for it and had the run of the light and airy house and beautiful garden for the session. I even brought home a bag full of apples fresh from the tree.

I’m going to miss this family.

 

Pictures from L’s previous shoots.


Young girl in Streatham Common Woods, photographed by Anna Hindocha/Warm Glow Photo

A summer’s day in the woods

27th August 2015 Child photography , , , ,

On a beautiful and hot summer’s day (before the recent downpours) I faced quite a challenge: a family portrait shoot for fellow photographer.

Suzanne Mitchell and I had participated in the New Creative Markets programme at Photofusion together and had discussed how, as we are always behind the camera,  there are never any good pictures of us with our children. So we decided to do an exchange and photograph each other’s families.

Being the subject of a photo shoot for the first time in years gave me a valuable perspective on how my clients feel and will hopefully help me empathise with them even more in the future.

Photographing Suzi’s family was nerve wracking but ultimately very successful. We had a wonderful day for it and her daughter was a fabulous subject, running around Streatham Common barefoot like a fearless little woodland nymph.


Pregnant woman's stomach showing bump, photographed by Anna Hindocha/Warm Glow Photo

Why maternity and newborn packages are so special

18th August 2015 Child photography, Maternity photography , , , ,

The most wonderful thing about having the opportunity to photograph the same people repeatedly is seeing how they change and grow. As I have mentioned before, recording the changes children go through during their first year is amazing but there is something even more special than that: recording people becoming parents. (more…)


Mother carrying her toddler daughter in a wrap on her back in the woods, photographed by Anna Hindocha/Warm Glow Photo.

Forest School Photography

21st July 2015 Child photography , , , ,

Just back from my longest camping trip in years and feeling thoroughly replenished by so much time outdoors, I’m very excited to be working in collaboration with Treemendus Learning to offer family portraits at a Forest School session.

On Sunday 20th September experienced environmental educator Gemma Hindi will be running a family Forest School workshop in the Streatham/Norwood area. Families can enjoy a morning in the woods together exploring nature and learning skills such as: fire lighting; tool use and green woodwork; den building; natural cordage and seasonal arts and crafts. I will be there photographing families as they learn together. Every family will get one free family portrait print as a record of their day and will have the option of ordering more prints.

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Exhibition at Photofusion, Brixton

3rd July 2015 Exhibition , ,

I am very excited and proud to have one of my pictures in an upcoming show at the Photofusion Gallery in Brixton.

For the last year and a half I have been part of the New Creative Markets programme at Photofusion. This was designed to help early and mid-career artists increase the sales of their work and achieve greater sustainability via a series of talks, events and workshops.  I attended many interesting events with some having a massive impact on the way I work –  particularly with regard to editing, developing new creative ideas and talking about my approach to photography. I also met a fascinating group of fellow freelance photographers with very varied styles and am looking forward to seeing all their work in this show.

The exhibition runs from 17th July to 28th August. It will feature the work of over a hundred photographers who participated in the programme, each photographer selecting one image representative of a captivating story, concept or visual style. The result is a lively and dynamic salon-style exhibition, showing the diversity of photographic image-making created by London-based photographers. I highly recommend coming to see it if you can.


Mother working from home on laptop, photographed by Anna Hindocha/Warm Glow Photo

Mums in Business Dulwich Talk

15th June 2015 Talk , , , ,

On Wednesday 8th July I’ll be doing a talk on Photography for Businesses at the Mums in Business Dulwich meeting. It’s a lovely and supportive group of mums at different stages of setting up and running their own businesses.

Although I am primarily a portrait photographer I have experience of working in many different areas of photography and will be drawing on these to talk about:

  • • Why photography is so important to businesses, especially now in a visual age with such reliance on social media
  • • Basic equipment suggestions if you are planning on doing your own photography
  • • For businesses that sell products – hints and tips on photographing different types of objects, including case studies with visual examples
  • • For businesses that use interior photography – hints, tips, things to consider, examples
  • • For everyone – why portraits of yourself as business owner are so important to your brand
  • • If you want to get the best and hire a professional how to choose a photographer with the right expertise and skill level to match your needs

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Cover of Juno Issue_40

Baby wearing pictures published in Juno magazine

2nd June 2015 Child photography, Print , , , ,

I’m very pleased to have had some of my baby wearing photographs published in the latest issue of Juno magazine.

If you haven’t read it, Juno is a wonderful magazine with an ethos based on conscious parenting, sustainability, social justice, non-violence and a commitment to personal growth and spiritual awareness. (more…)