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.

2014 05 26 0001 A fun family photo session in Queens Park

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.

2014 05 26 0002 A fun family photo session in Queens Park

Father’s day present photo shoot

I had to keep this one under wraps until today as this photo session was a surprise Father’s day present. I’ve heard Ben has been really good at keeping the secret from his dad so I hope it has been a lovely surprise for him on Father’s day morning.

2014 07 08 0001 Fathers day present photo shoot

Father’s day present

I met up with Ben and his mum in their Redbourn home last month and we wondered off for a walk with Bert the family dog. Anne’s brief for the shoot was to capture her son’s personality. He’s such a character and has so many stories to tell, it was not difficult to get him to come out of his shell. We played games in the woods and chatted mainly about football and dinosaurs, as you do!

2014 05 23 0001 Fathers day present photo shoot

70th birthday present: a family session at the Luton Hoo

Mary and her family got in touch a couple of months ago to organise a big family session for Mary’s 70th birthday present. The whole family was getting together for a birthday lunch at the Luton Hoo which was perfect as a setting for some family photographs.

As a grandmother, Mary wanted to make sure I got some photographs of her four grandchildren, all together and as individual portraits. While I was there I thought it would also be nice to capture each individual family units as well as some more casual and playful parent and child photographs.

70th birthday present

The family photo session was a birthday present to Mary from her children and, as is often the case for big family shoots, they decided to go for the Complete Collection so that each family could enjoy receiving the whole set of images from the gallery.

Here is a small selection of images taken on the day, we were spoilt with lovely weather too!

2014 04 21 0001 70th birthday present: a family session at the Luton Hoo

“We have received the photos and we are very pleased with them – they are lovely. I have made some of the pictures into a photobook and it is a lovely memento of my birthday which was a fantastic day from start to finish!”

  • Nina - May 14, 2014 - 11:12 am

    What fantastic photos that they will treasure for years to come :-)

Now and then…

I absolutely love revisiting families, sometimes it’s yearly, sometimes it’s when my clients are welcoming a new baby into the family or to mark a special birthday or anniversary. Here are a few examples of photographs of the same child, 2 or more years on. It is fascinating to see how much they have grown but also how you can often recognise their features, even years apart.

dixon now then Now and then...

ethan now and then Now and then...

pia 2 years Now and then...

Newborn and toddler photo session St Albans

I know how hard it can be for parents to capture a newborn baby and a toddler together and that’s where calling a professional photographer for a newborn and toddler photo session can make all the difference.

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of meeting Naomi and Robin’s family in their beautiful St Albans home. Naomi got in touch with me to book a family photo session and capture some special moments with their daughters Heidi and Annie.

The décor in their home provided a lovely backdrop for photographs, and I often find that photos taken in the small Victorian cottages have a lovely light.

Newborn and toddler photo session St Albans

I had a hard time picking my favourites photos from this session as there were so many I loved:

2014 04 14 0001 Newborn and toddler photo session St Albans
Lovely moments of the girls with their mummy…
2014 04 14 0003 Newborn and toddler photo session St Albans
… and daddy…
2014 04 14 0002 Newborn and toddler photo session St Albans

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