A couple of weeks ago I was honoured to photograph the new daughter of the owner of Campbell Crafts. Lindsay and I are ex-colleagues and I’ve done many photo shoots for her company, including this one of her fabulous maternity dresses. It’s always especially wonderful to do a newborn shoot with people you have known… Read more »
Posts Tagged: family photography
It’s been a very busy but fun summer so far, squeezing in lots of photo shoots between lots of holidays. I’m finally home again now so catching up on everything. These are from a newborn photo shoot I did back in May. I can’t believe it was that long ago! This was a very sleepy… Read more »
This is one of my favourite little guys to photograph. Our first session together was just before Christmas and he was so smiley and happy, while rocking his fabulous Christmas jumper. Last week I was invited to his house just after he turned one to photograph him with all his new toys. Not only is… Read more »
Almost two years to the day after our first shoot, I found myself back at The Rookery on Streatham Common with one of my favourite families for another gloriously sunny day. This family is such a pleasure to photograph. The parents are easy going; the kids are confident, relaxed and love exploring. I just have… Read more »
Last weekend I got to do another of my favourite types of shoots – the addition of a new sibling to a family. I enjoy them because there are so many different possibilities for combinations of people in the images and for interaction. As an only child I am especially fascinated by the way young… Read more »
I recently did a lovely photoshoot for a family in East Dulwich. We had hoped to do the session on location but the weather wasn’t great, so we started off in their living room. However, their daughter didn’t seem quite comfortable with the photo shoot at first, so we dodged the showers to nip out… Read more »
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… Read more »
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.
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… Read more »
The pictures included are natural moments rather than from posed photo sessions, to illustrate my points. 1. Don’t try and do too many things at once If you can concentrate on just taking photos for a little while rather than trying to do it while cooking the dinner, talking to the relatives etc. you are… Read more »
Last weekend I had a portrait session with a two year old girl in my studio. I really love the excitement of photographing toddlers, but it can be challenging!
Hello, I’m back! I’ve had a busy but wonderful summer with lots of holidays and family time. Now thoroughly back into work to find that I am a finalist for the Brand Amplifier awards – very exciting. Since getting back from holiday I have been so busy shooting that I have got a bit behind… Read more »