Home Design Service in action 5 {Portrait}

Below is an example of a home design consultation with a longterm wedding and portrait client of mine in Northamptonshire. The original wall frame layout (the first three photos) was intended for my clients stair wall but then they moved house!....so we had to go back to the drawing board for the new house! The images included in the layout come from a single family shoot that I did for the family. The original images from this shoot can be viewed by clicking here. We also decided to include a few images from the my clients wedding (that I photographed back in 2009) in the second layout for … [Read more...]

SW17 London Baby Photographer- Matilda | My First Year™ | Part 2 | Tooting Bec, London

Here are a few highlights from the second instalment of Matilda's My First Year™. Her first shoot highlights can be found here. This family never fail to live up to my expectations, they are such a lovely family to photograph. Generally speaking, I like to put my clients in the right light and see what unfolds naturally. I try to keep my instructions to a limit in the hope that I can capture them as naturally as possible. I think these natural shots make for the best photographs. Some families do need a bit of direction and a little encouragement but Fran, Ross, Ava and Tilly require none … [Read more...]

Essex Baby Photographer – Ella | My First Year™| Pt.2

Wow, look at little Ella flourishing into a beautiful little lady! She is certainly full of smiles (as you can see here) and is definitely the perfect little model, just as she was last time round for her first My First Year™ instalment. I have absolutely loved photographing Ella. She is so cute and cuddly, with her personality already shining through. It was an absolute pleasure capturing this lovely family enjoying themselves and together. I love the images of them all together laughing and smiling! I can tell Ella has inherited her parent's sense of humour - look at that little … [Read more...]

Central London Baby Photographer- Thelma | Baby ahh Baby ooh™ | Tower Bridge, London

This shoot was given to Carl and Juliette as a Christmas gift from Carl's sister Stef and brother-in-law Santi (whose wedding I photographed 2 years ago). Stef and Santi thought it would be a wonderful idea to gift the then pregnant Juliette with a photo shoot with me for when their baby was born. What a great gift! I'm certainly glad they did it, as Carl and Juliette are just as lovely as Stef and Santi! They are so easy to get along with and a pleasure to be around. As for Thelma, she is one of the prettiest baby's I have worked with! Thelma certainly inherited her dad Carl's (and her … [Read more...]

Primrose Hill Baby Photographer- Kai | My First Year™ | Part. 3 | Primrose Hill, London

What a lovely send off for Jennifer, Thomas and Kai...shortly after Kai's third and final My First Year™ shoot, they left London to start their new life in California! I'm very sad to see them go but I'm sure that they aren't sad about leaving for the warmth of the Californian sunshine! Kai is a now a walking, talking, cool little kid, just check out some of the photos to see for yourself. We visited the very pretty Primrose Hill for Kai's final My First Year™ shoot. Primrose Hill was just a short walk from Jennifer and Thomas's old flat and was a park that they visited regularly so it was … [Read more...]

SW17 London Baby Photographer- Matilda | My First Year™ | Part 1 | Tooting Bec, London

I was absolutely thrilled to be asked by a heavily pregnant Fran and her husband Ross to photograph their second child when it arrived. Fran and Ross were on the same National Child Birth (NCT) class as my wife and I back in 2012. We were first-time parents together as their first daughter, Ava, was born a few days after my own daughter. Having seen first-hand just how lovely this family are, I was really pleased to learn that there was to be a new edition to their   clan, with baby number 2 on its way! Matilda arrived on the 18th August and her first My First Year™ shoot took place on 28 … [Read more...]

Belsize Baby Photographer- Henry | Baby ahh Baby ooh™ | Belsize Park & Hampstead Heath, London

  Kirsten found out about me from her friend (and fellow Belsize Park resident) Jennifer, who's family I have been photographing for the past year. Luckily we were blessed with a lovely Autumnal day in London for the shoot, which was split between the fantastic Hampstead Heath and their beautiful family home. David, Kristen's husband, managed to take a morning off from work to join us for the shoot with their wonderful son Henry. So we were able to get some great shots of the family together, enjoying themselves. Henry was great from start to finish with his beaming smiles and … [Read more...]

SW15 Baby Photographer – Noah | My First Year™| Pt.2 | Putney, London

We were lucky to be joined by James's beautiful daughter Manon for Noah's second My First Year™ instalment (thanks again for the charm bracelet Manon! I still have it!). Manon was a fantastic help, knowing exactly how to entertain her little brothers, bring out their best and get them to show their beaming smiles! I was astounded by Manon's maturity and confidence. It was a pleasure to see how she has grown since I first met her when I photographed James and Marie-Laure's wedding. Manon's eldest younger brother, almost 2-year-old Eliott was pulling out the all of his best poses and smiles. It … [Read more...]

Baby photographer Guildford, Surrey- Eloisa | My First Year™ {Complete}

Eloisa's final My First Year™ shoot took place in the wonderful Wisley Gardens in Surrey. Wisley Gardens is a place I haven't visited before but I'll certainly be going back with my family and hopefully for future shoots! Eloisa's mum and Dad, Fiona and David are members at Wisley Gardens and it was such a great location for Eloisa's last My First Year™ instalment. The gardens allowed Eloisa to practice her new walking skills around an abundance of beautiful flowers, trees and resident animals! All in all it was the perfect setting! You can see previews of Eloisa's final My First … [Read more...]

SW10 Baby first year photographer – Alfie | My First Year™ {Complete}

For Alfie's final My First Year™ shoot we revisited Battersea Park where I photographed Fi and Toby's pre-wedding shoot a few months before their fantastic wedding and where Toby proposed to Fiona. This was always the plan when Fi and Toby first booked me capture Alfie's first year. Previews from Alfie's final My First Year™ shoot can be viewed at the bottom of this blog post. The rest of the post previews all three My First Year™ shoots. You can see the full blog posts for Alfie's first and second My First Year™ shoots here - Part one Part two It's been a wonderful year photographing young … [Read more...]