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JEANINE & JOE – AT HOME PORTRAIT SESSION

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I just knew when I saw Jeanine’s new home-to-be, there had to be a photo shoot…

Especially having photographed Jeanine before.. and having followed the beautiful story of her and Joe’s journey together…

This is the next chapter in their lives… this shell of a house will be shaped into their first proper home together. I remember what that feels like. It’s lovely to have memories of these milestone relationship moments to look back on… and besides, look at the graffiti & wallpaper – who could ask for cooler backdrops?…

They brought a picnic, read poetry to each other, the sun beamed in (this place is going to have killer light!) and they made plans… together.

A few of my favourites frames…

I wish them all the best with this renovation project… it’s cool to think that maybe this time next year, their home could be ready… yay!

 

STEPHANIE, ANDY & FLORIAN – FAMILY SHOOT IN LONDON

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When Stephanie emailed me about a family shoot, we started discussing locations… she mentioned a wildflower meadow at the local park where they walk everyday with their dog and son.

I was so excited. Wildflowers and new babies… what a dream!.

We spent a beautiful afternoon together, hanging out in their flat, gathering memories as they will soon be moving to a new house and this place will always be special, as it’s Florian first home.

Then the wildflower meadow! What a gift so early on in Autumn…

This family had me smiling all day, such joy and happiness oozed out of them… can’t wait to hang out with them again.

I love capturing families… through photos and films… contact me if you’d like me to hang out with you guys and tell your story…

CHILDREN & FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSIONS

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Over the summer I photographed some fabulous families… some really precious moments were captured and these families will have some sweet memories to look back on… I’ll be sharing some of these sessions soon.

Have you been meaning to have some family photos taken?, but just keep putting it off…

How about we make it happen?

I can come and hang out at your home or favourite place…

See the kid’s rooms,

play in your messy kitchen or your heart of the home

and discover what you all love to do there…

We could have breakfast together,

or bake a cake,

or jump in puddles,

or sit on the doorstep,

or take me on a bike ride…

We could play in the Autumn leaves,

make paper aeroplanes,

dance in the hallway,

or roll around on the sofa,

eat snacks & have chats,

or read books,

or visit your favourite playground.

We can DO what you LOVE to DO… and we’ll have fun together whatever we do and I’ll shoot some pretty photos to print & share. Forever.

Let’s tell your story of your now… for you to treasure forever. Hey, these photos could make wonderful Christmas gifts or even christmas cards… how happy would the grandparents be, to have a new photo to put on the mantel piece.

I’ve even got some special Autumn offers on selected weekends in October & November as an added incentive to make this happen. Contact me and let’s have some fun.

I’d love to meet your family…

 

THE FREER/GEERING FAMILY – A TIME CAPSULE FILM

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So when a photographer from the other side of the world contacts you about photographing their family – your tummy flips a little…

then you find out they’ve won Family Photographer of the Year in Australia – GULP!

Then you hear all about the amazing 6 week trip to Europe they have planned, (just as we’d returned from our big adventure, so I totally got the excitement)…. and knew first hand how precious the experience is and that moments like this should be captured and treasured.

We talked beforehand about how Robyn would love a film, that tells the story of who their family is ‘right in this moment’, just as their trip was starting… her children are growing up & blossoming and life changes so quickly. Robyn writes beautifully about the other reasons for their trip and the photo session here… and I love this quote -

“In twenty years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.” Mary Schmich

Our lovely afternoon was probably one of the crazy days I’ve ever spent shooting, as the Southbank in London was packed with people in the sweltering heat and there was so much for the children to do… it was a feast on the senses!

I could have chatted to Robyn for hours, but knowing how much this family time meant for her, I gathered as many moments for them as I could – the silly bits, the little details of her children and the sentimental moments… and plenty of smiles and happiness… and created a Time Capsule Film that I hope they will treasure forever.

Thanks for letting me tell your story Robyn… you are as fabulous now as you will be in 20 years… big love to you all.

 

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.

FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSION IN LONDON

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This adorable family were visiting London, all the way from Singapore. Sulyana & Suhaimi were so excited about bringing their new son, Mikail, they wanted some photos to remember this first time altogether, in a city they love.

We weren’t blessed with the best summer day, but this didn’t stop the smiling, hugs and kisses for each other.

Hurry back to London… so we can all hang out again.

Are you visiting London over the summer? Would you like some photos of your visit together? Contact me… I’d love to show you around my city.

 

 

BEACH SUNSET – FAMILY SHOOT

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I was so excited to photograph this wonderful family again, last time my camera saw them Satya was just 3 days old… The next chapter in their story, finds them living in Bali.

We all went away to the beach, and I was able to do a sunset family shoot!. We hung out on the shoreline as the sun disappeared… if only I could photograph moments like this all the time!

ON MY PARENTS’ ISLAND – MILLIE & GRETA

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These girls, wow… where do I begin?.

Had it not been for my ongoing project – On My Parents’ Island, I may never have got to experience their magic & delightful energy.

I rolled up early on a Sunday morning to continue my exploration of the playground that is a “Parents’ island”. These lovelies showed me that pure joy can be found, whilst squealing, jumping, rolling and tunnelling under the bed clothes. It was a pleasure to witness.

Thank you for letting me peek into your world and remembering the joy in the simple pleasures. Gosh, this is why I love this project!

Wanna be part of my Island project? Drop me an email… let’s make it happen.

 

SARAH & MIKE

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Sarah & Mike are super fun, we spent the afternoon hanging out in Richmond Park… a place that holds a special place in their hearts.

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July 30th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

HANDS

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One of my favourite parts of the wedding day is the bridal preparations. There is excitement and nervous in the air, but also a calmness that is so beautiful, all the stresses from the build up of the day float away. Nothing more can done, and my brides relax surrounded by their closest female loved ones, with laughter and silliness sprinkled everywhere.

It’s wonderful.

{I love photographing hands and feet anyway, as they tell the story I so often see. Hands holding, feet grounded, hands touching… you get the picture.}

A bride’s hands tell so much… the nerves… the ring finger waiting for it’s main appearance in the ceremony… the fidgeting as they are pampered and fussed over while getting ready… I notice the hands and they tell that story of the moment.

top : Chenelle –  middle : Annie -  bottom : Lise

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July 5th, 2012 at 10:57 am