Archive for the ‘maternity’ Category

FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSIONS – CATCHING UP

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This fabulous “job” of mine means I get to do a wide variety of work. But lately here on my blog, it’s just been sharing our adventures, life in London, my family, personal projects like color//colour lovers, my films and info about my e-courses…

Thankfully, I do get commissioned and asked to photograph families too – and I love it!

I’ve got so behind blogging the various family & maternity portrait sessions I’ve done so far this year. So here’s a selection from my favourite sessions, as I’m due to update my portfolio site soon. (If you’re a fabulous designer and you’d like to work with me – please let me know!)

It’s always an honour to capture these precious times… it’s so cliché and I know every photographer says it. But it’s true, I love capturing these special times, freezing the connections & the fleeting moments as a family grows. It’s a privilege to know these images will be the key to unlocking these memories in the future.

The summer is a great time for portraits… if you’d like a session with me – please get in touch… tell me about your family, so we can get together & tell your story.

BABY SEBASTIAN – NEWBORN SHOOT IN LONDON

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I photographed this lovely couple on a summers evening just before their due date…. when they were so excited about the next chapter in their lives.

Now Sebastian has arrived… and what a beauty he is…

One of my favourite photo sessions are newborn ones… all that ‘newness’ in the air, tiny hands & feet, fresh baby skin and parents who are so in love, they can’t keep their eyes of their baba.

This time is so special and so fleeting, as babies change daily.

Parents are usually so sleep deprived, over-whelmed and excited… it’s wonderful to freeze this moment in time, so they can remember just how precious it was.

Thank you for letting me capture this special time…

 

NEWBORN PORTRAIT SESSION AND FILM

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I love this family SO much. Shelley and I have known each other for years… one of those friends where a five minute chat always turns into an hour long gossip. Our children go to the same school and love hanging out with each other and I can’t tell you how many times she’s helped me out, all with a huge smile on her face.

I was so excited to meet their new little girl for some yummy snuggles… and give them a gift of some photos of this special time, as their family of 4 become 5.

 

MATERNITY SHOOT ON HAMPSTEAD HEATH

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I fell a little bit in love with these two… so happy & care free, just about to embark on the exciting adventure of parent hood. Even Kirstin’s hay fever didn’t dampen their spirits on this beautiful evening last month…

Huge congratulations to them as their baby boy was born last week.

VANESSA, LEON & BUMP

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Vanessa & Leon were the first couple to trust me to tell the story of their engagement and then their wedding. I was so honored to be part of their day, and since then we’ve become good friends. Vanessa wrote an email to me shortly after she saw her wedding photos, she signed off with this…”and I seriously can’t wait to have a baby so you can photograph my bump!!”

Fast forward a year or so, and they were pregnant! I was thrilled for them. With Vanessa’s due date looming we managed to find a morning last month, to take some photos, have a cuppa and talk babies. They had the nursery ready and were positively beaming with excitement.

Here are a few of my favourites…

Leon and all his wonderful silliness was with us for the start of the session…

Then the pace calmed down… as Leon left us to it.

Vanessa was so serene and dream like, I had to get the lensbaby out for a few shots.

Last week their daughter Lyla Rose arrived and apparently this new family are doing well… I can’t wait to go and see them all.

 

 

TWO FRAMES

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A new mama and her baba… there is nothing more beautiful.

CARLY & BEN

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Carly & Ben are waiting for their first baby to join them and their 3 chickens. There was much excitement and anticipation… I look forward to meeting the baba soon and I wish them all the best for their journey into parenthood.

 

BEAUTIFUL

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Nothing quite like a beautiful bump and an adorable couple so excited about the arrival of their first child.

{More to come from this session}

MAMA & BABA

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I love photographing mamas-to-be…. capturing the beautiful form of the body and hearing all about the excitement as they wait for their new arrival. We talk birth and life with a new born…. It’s the start of an amazing journey and I adore being part of it.

This serene mama was carrying her second baby and we spent a lovely morning, hanging out in her gorgeous house just before Christmas. I visited again last week to meet her new baby girl, who was so tiny and absolutely perfect, and looked totally divine bundled up in her swaddle…. and the best part, I always get a cuddle before I go….

These are the moments to treasure.

 

 

LOOK BACK AT 2011

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This is the post I never finished before leaving for New York. This was meant to be a slide show of my favourite photos I’ve taken this year, but you know what, I made the slide show and I actually prefer the images to stand alone. I know I will be concentrating on moving images and putting photos together to tell a story more and more in this coming year, but 2011 was mostly about photos by themselves, so that’s what I will share here and I’ve updated my welcome video instead.

It’s been hard to select just a few from 2011… these photos mean so much to me as they tell the story I see and then like to tell…. the details, the memories, the connections, all with the colours and light that make me gasp as I press the shutter. Capturing these moments has be wonderful, thank you to all those that let me do what I love, I can’t wait to see what 2012 brings…

IJ7