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…)


Green spotty tea dress from Campbell Crafts photographed by Anna Hindocha/Warm Glow Photo

Vintage Fashion Photography

1st June 2015 Fashion , , ,

Last month in addition to family portraiture I did lots of work for my favourite long-term client, Campbell/Crafts Vintage, a boutique selling high-end vintage reproduction fashions from around the world.

Lindsay, owner of Campbell/Crafts, with her airstream caravan at 1940s Relived event at Brooklands Museum.

Lindsay, owner of Campbell/Crafts, with her airstream caravan at 1940s Relived event at Brooklands Museum.

One of the best things about being freelance is being able to choose to only work with people that you get on with. (more…)


My favourite lens – Nikon 50mm f1.8

12th May 2015 Photographic equipment , , , , ,

I have always loved working in ambient light, particularly low light. My early photographic jobs were taking pictures of gigs, often punk bands. The lights were low and the venues were dark. Flash made photographs possible but totally killed any atmosphere, instead I used super fast film (Ilford 3200 was my favourite, lovely chunky grain). Switching to digital the noise was a lot less attractive than the film grain so pushing the ISO was problematic. It was around then I discovered the 50mm f1.8 lens, which remains my firm favourite. If I could only use one lens for the rest of my life it would be this, (more…)


Young girl easting ice cream in the park, photographed by Anna Hindocha/Warm Glow Photo.

A lovely testimonial

28th April 2015 Child photography , ,

I just received a lovely testimonial from the mother of the striking girl with the blue ice cream on my postcards. It’s always lovely to get good feedback and I look forward to photographing her family again soon.

“I have used Anna for personal and professional photos and always get lovely comments about the quality. No end to her talents as she has a handy studio and works wonders outdoors as well.
I am sitting here looking at my family photos from last year and not a day goes by that I don’t think about the next set.  It’s spring again and I am looking forward to Anna taking a glimpse in to our lives that can be shared with friends and family so far away.  She makes everyone at ease and unnoticeably can manoeuvre even the most excitable toddlers in to the right position.  Off to book our next session now!”


Family studio portrait by Anna Hindocha/Warm Glow Photo.

Studio session with a new sibling

31st March 2015 Child photography ,

Last week I had another session with a new sibling being added to a family, this time in my studio. I’d photographed this family when their daughter was around five months old and it was wonderful to photograph their son at the same age.

The main challenge with a mobile child and immobile baby is often getting them in the frame together for long enough to take a picture but we managed that several times, as well as lots of whole family shots.

To an only child like myself the relationship between siblings is beautiful and mysterious. I was happy to be able to capture some interaction between them, as well as the parents looking fully relaxed in their roles. Watching families grow and change over the years is definitely one of my favourite parts of my work.


Picture of a baby boy by Anna Hindocha/Warm Glow Photo

First Year Package: Seven Months

24th March 2015 Child photography , ,

At the moment I seem to be doing a lot of follow-up sessions with families that I have already photographed, which I really love. Sometimes it is because they have a new sibling joining the family. Other times the parents have booked a first year package (three photo sessions in a year), as these parents had. Since I saw them when their son was newborn they have moved to Hampshire, which is further than I usually travel for a photo session but made a nice day out. It was a gloriously sunny spring day, perfect for a drive in the countryside, and their new home was very light and airy and great for photos.

The best thing about these sessions is always seeing how the children are growing. Despite being tired and quite ready for a nap their son showed his character and posed wonderfully. A friend of mine once said that this is a golden age of childhood – when children can sit up by themselves and smile but can’t escape! That certainly makes it a great age for a photo session.

Picture of a baby boy by Anna Hindocha/Warm Glow Photo

Family photography workshop at Lattjo Pop in Streatham, photographed by Anna Hindocha/Warm Glow Photo.

Family Photography workshop

17th March 2015 Child photography, Teaching , , ,

The weekend before last I taught a photography workshop at LattjoPop in Streatham, organised by House of Bricolage. I’ve been teaching photography to adults for over ten years but have only recently started offering workshops for parents and children to attend together. This workshop was aimed at giving parents knowledge and a few useful tricks to help them take better pictures of their children. The children mainly posed for the photos but the older boy really got involved. He took lots of pictures himself as well as creating a fabulous dinosaur diorama which was a popular photographic subject for all the participants.

The workshop whizzed through the basics of exposure (ISO, shutter speed and aperture), camera settings, different types of light and lighting, composition and editing.

All of the participants seemed to take away some knowledge or ideas to improve their photography and it’s been really exciting to see the pictures they have taken during, and since,  the workshop.

If you are interested in future workshops please get in touch.

 


Black and white photograph of a baby girl by Anna Hindocha/Warm Glow Photo.

Rekindling my love of black and white photography

11th March 2015 Child photography , , ,

A couple of weeks ago I returned to a family who I first photographed when their daughter was a newborn, after her inspirational breech home birth. It is always lovely to revisit families and see how the children are growing, so I was delighted to be asked back to photograph her as a six month old.

This family is always especially enjoyable to work with because the mother shares creative ideas with me about the session in advance, including that she wants all the images to be black and white. As I became involved in photography before digital cameras my first love was monochrome film, but nowadays I don’t get much opportunity to work without colour. Knowing that is how these pictures will be presented allows me to flex my pre-visualisation muscles and try to imagine the tonal range of the final images.

The beautiful early spring light and the room that we used helped create an almost tactile range of textures and tones: crisp white sheets, creamy baby skin, cascading dark wavy hair and intricately patterned knitted jumper. I remembered what I first loved about image making and felt that I was seeing light and tone as a true photographer again.


Warm Glow Photo Newborn A-1

Newborn photos of my almost niece

24th February 2015 Child photography , ,

I’m currently talking to a journalist for an article about the positives and negatives of photographing the weddings of friends and family. It is something I have done several times and, whilst I have always enjoyed it, sometimes balancing your roles as guest and photographer can be tricky.

Fortunately the same cannot be said of photographing the children of people you know. Doing this, particularly of newborns, is purely a treat and privilege. It’s always exciting to meet a new baby but when they are the child of a long term friend, when I look into their face and see traces of people I have known and loved for years, I think this is the most amazing job I could imagine. (more…)


pregnant belly by warm glow photo

6 frequently asked questions about maternity photography

27th January 2015 Maternity photography ,

I’ve recently been getting more enquires about maternity photography, so thought I’d answer some of the most common questions here:

When is the best time to have a maternity photo session?

I recommend around 7-8 months. At that stage the mother to be has a nice large bump but is hopefully not too uncomfortable or puffy-looking.

Why would someone want a maternity photo session?

Pregnancy is an incredibly special and brief time in a woman’s life that it is lovely to record. Many women miss their bumps after they give birth and having beautiful photographs of that time when your baby was just yours and with you all the time can help you recall it fondly. It’s amazing to chart how your body has changed from its normal shape and to remember that the child that you are now holding in your arms or chasing around was once inside you. It’s amazing for the child too – my son loves to look at pictures of me when I was pregnant and hear me tell him about when he lived in my tummy. (more…)