Family photo session in Holland Park

I recently photographed Alessia and Chris’ Family for a Family photo session in Holland Park. I love it when clients call me back year after year to capture their family, it allows me to see their children grow up and make a closer connection with them.

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This is the fourth year that I have photographed Alessia and Chris’s family, just in time to make lovely Christmas Cards and calendars (great seasonal Gift idea!) for their friends and family abroad.

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When Chris asked me if we could include a couple of shots with his vintage car, I got just a little bit excited, what a great “prop”!

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Family photo session in Holland Park

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The leaf-littered pavements give the images a relaxing autumnal feel. The bright sun also acts as gorgeous natural lighting which illuminates the children and creates shadows on the path, which adds a little something extra to the images.

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It was lovely to see the family again and we had a great time shooting both outside in the sunshine and inside in their beautiful home.

Outdoor family photo session in Ashridge

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged this earlier, Jenny got in touch with me previously this year in order to organise an outdoor family photo session in Ashridge. She wanted a really late summer afternoon feel to the session, so we scheduled it to start at 5pm to make the best of the light. The weather is always a bit of a gamble of course but we got really lucky, it was warm and sunny and the tall trees provided shade which was the perfect setting for beautiful portraits.

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Outdoor Family Photo Session in Ashridge

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I absolutely loved capturing the relationship between all four of the children, particularly between the younger twin girls, just priceless! The images captured of all four of the children running across the grass especially captures their close relationship and bond with one another.

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The children aged 10, 8, 4 and 4 were really excited about showing me round their beautiful garden and they had a wonderful time playing games, petting their adorable new guinea pigs, swinging on the climbing frame and I even captured some great action shots of them jumping up and down on the trampoline.

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This final shot of all the family together shows their lovely close and special relationship with each other. I really enjoyed working with them to create this set of gorgeous family photos.

Relaxed family photography in Stevenage

I was thrilled when Zoe got in touch a few weeks ago to arrange a relaxed family photography session with her beautiful 2 year old daughter Nelly. Stepping into Zoe’s home I got quite excited about the stunning decor. Beautifully furnished and tidy, with natural colours which made great backgrounds for the images.  A photographers dream!

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Parents are usually hesitant to get in the shoots. Most parents tell me they hate having their photo taken. But looking back at my own personal photos, my favourites are the ones that include my mum and dad. I always try to find sneaky ways to include parents in the shot, even if they are just in the background. Those images tend to be the ones parents love the most, capturing the connection between them and their child.

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Relaxed family photography

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Two year old Nelly was in great form, she was more than happy to show me round her house and garden and she even showed me a cute little tea party she had set up!

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She also set about looking through beatrix potter books and playing in the bath. Nelly even showed me an adorable little teepee tent! Things around their home such as this ‘Come in we’re open’ sign also made excellent opportunities to take some detailed close up images.

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By getting Nelly and her parents involved in reading and various other activities it gave them something to do rather than just stand and look straight at the camera. It also made it a far much more relaxing shoot too.
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I had a lovely time whilst watching them have fun and also felt very welcomed into their gorgeous home!

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Children Portraits in St Albans

What better way is there to catch the last few rays of sunshine, than running around and playing in the tall grass and picking pretty flowers? These three gorgeous little girls and I made the most of the Indian summer, creating Children Portraits in St Albans, Marshalswick. The girls, age 6, 4 and 2, had a great time and so did I!

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Children Portraits in St Albans

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The beautiful woodland paths and big fields made a great place to run around and also capture some stunning images.

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The pastel colours of the lovely dresses add a delicate feel to the final images and help enhance the natural lighting. The girls also brought along a couple of little cuddly friends to help with the photo shoot. Even if poor bunny is upside down in one of them!

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The expressions on the girls’ faces as they look down at the flowers and straight into the camera are so thoughtful and precious. The cheeky smiles after just running through the long grass also makes the images seem even more adorable!

We all had so many giggles on this shoot and the weather even stayed nice for us too!

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A fun family photo session in Queen’s Park

This fun family photo session is quite different from what I usually do. Eliza and her husband Ian are really creative people and have a really unique, cool, bright and colourful style. I really wanted the photographs to reflect that so we decided to venture into their favourite London neighbourhood of Queen’s Park.

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Fun family photo session

To get the best possible light outdoors at this time of year, it’s a good idea to start the shoot either really early in the morning or in the late afternoon. We met up at Ostuni’s for an early dinner, took a few shots at Ian’s studio and then went for a walk to the park, documenting the kind of weekend activity they usually go for. This was a great way to get the children really relaxed and in a playful mood, and I am so pleased to have captured their personality in those shots.

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