London Family Photography

London Family Photography

Regent’s Park was the location for this London family photography session last month.  Our shoot took place over the course of lovely stroll around the park with Mum, Auntie and an adorable three year old boy in NW1.  The gorgeous parks in our city are fantastic locations for London family photography at all times of the year, but especially during spring.  Regent’s Park was just a treat – bursting into life with many of the trees heavy with blossoms.  As a London children’s photographer I get to work with lots of families at different stages of growing up and they all have a charm whatever age the children are. I adore  photographing the pre-school years, especially witnessing that ability to get lost in the magic of the moment.   This little boy was no exception –  he brought his spider cuddly toy along and happily chatted about how excited he is to learn about the planetary system.  Lots of running around and exploring was the order of the day.  The pre-school years for me are characterised by high energry and loads of activity usually followed by an urgent requirement for cuddles!  There were plenty on hand during our shoot.  It was great to see the trees finally in leaf and blossom with all those lovely juicy greens around.  Having said that, I have a life long love affair with black and white photographs and love the simplicity and clarity monochrome brings to some of these images.  To book your family photography session in London get in touch and to see more North and Central London family portrait sessions have a look...
Fennes Wedding – London Wedding Photographer

Fennes Wedding – London Wedding Photographer

Jemma and Simons wedding at the Fennes was a joyful celebration on a day with a truly autumnal feel.  As a London Wedding photographer I love spending time in the city’s parks but heading off to this beautiful country house wedding really reminded me how majestic the changing of the seasons can be.  The bride started her day gettign ready surrounded by family and friends, with her sisters on hand to help her get dressed.  A short trip from the Fennes in a beautiful vintage Bentley  and and the ceremony could start in the very beautiful Little Easton Church, which dates back to Norman times.  The brides dress looked so dramatic in the church with the train spilling across the hundreds of years old floor.  Though the sun graced the day at intervals, the occasional gust of wind helped remind us what time of year it truly was!  Celebrations continued at the Fennes Manor House in Bocking, where the autumnal theme was brought inside, as well as out.  Beautiful arrangements of pumpkins, leaves and all things rustic were so of the place and moment.  The attention to detail made the occasion even more unique.  The couples’ special bench acted as a very personal signing board for friends and family to write their messages to the happy couple.  Silver birch branches held the names of the guests at each table setting.   Speeches (both on and off screen) brought lots of laughter as well as a few tears before dancing and more dancing.                                    ...
A London wedding – Fulham Wedding Photography

A London wedding – Fulham Wedding Photography

Sarah and Tim’s wedding this summer, was a real London wedding. The bride arrived at the church in a London taxi and looked stunning in a gorgeous beaded dress by Lusan Mandongus.  The ceremony was conducted at All Saints Church in Fulham (which has all of 900 years of history behind it), the church has a lovely combination of high vaulted ceilings as well as wonderful windows that just lets the light pour in. It’s always a pleasure to photograph a ceremony that feels really personal and this was definitely one of those. Afterwards, (not being put off by a short smidgin of rain) a stroll through the gardens of Fulham Palace, provided a little interval in the day.  Fulham palace is one of those london locatons that would easily convince you that the city was a very long way away despite being minutes from the hustle and bustle. Sarah and Mike’s celebrations then continued just across Putney Bridge at the London Rowing Club.  Beautiful  wildflowers with a casual and romantic theme brought the outside and high summer into the London Rowing Club.  When guests had soaked up enough of the views of the river Thames they could enjoy musing over lots of lovely details that celebrated the couples’ shared love of travel.   I just loved their quirky graphic wedding cake with it’s London landmarks as well. Once dancing was underway the bride had a little extra surprise as the groom took the mike for a serenade. Dancing and more dancing ended off a perfect day. To see more wedding images have a look here.  Many thanks to Sonia Sanchez for second...
Wedding photography award

Wedding photography award

You know how when an already good day gets even better… I’ve just had one of those! Last month I submitted my first image to the Wedding Photojournalism category of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers image competition.  I really loved the image I entered but we all know that photography is such a subjective discipline, so I entered with no expectations.  Imagine my surprise as I opened the envelope on Friday with a certificate awarding my image a gold! This is not a traditional wedding image but I chose to enter it for lots of reasons.  The photograph was taken a few minutes after the bride and groom were married and there was such a joyful celebratory feeling in the air and what I really love are the expressions of everyone enjoying the moment.  Two Grandma’s look on with an Auntie and Uncle, while the father of the groom laughs with a usher looking towards the best man out of shot, The bride’s Grandad is embraced by a family friend in the background and the Groom touches his niece gently while talking to his brother in law as the Bride makes her little ring bearer (who had flown all the way from Canada) the centre of attention much to the obvious delight of his Mum who is smiling on beside him.  The setting also was full of character – an ancient town hall in the Umbrian countryside with walls full of character and large high window that sparingly spilled early summer light onto the front of the room. It is such a lovely feeling to have my...
London newborn baby photography

London newborn baby photography

Beautiful baby Naomi was just 13 days old for her London newborn baby photography session in Hornsey, North London.   A delight to photograph, she snoozed and woke and snoozed again during our session, all with a minimum of fuss.  On the few occasions that she wanted us to know something, her tiny-new-baby cries were so gentle that it reminded me how young she really was.  There was beautifuly soft window light as I photographed her sleeping on her mum and dad’s bed.  She was pefectly content to be snuggled and cuddled and passed from mum to dad while I worked.  As a London baby photographer it is always such a pleasure to photograph new babies and new parents.  Becoming a parent has been such an amazing experience for me and each time I am privileged to be invited into the home of a family that has just welcomed a new member, it brings back all the memories of each of our children in their first few days of life.  These are good memories to hold close and we love to look at the photos of our babies as they were and marvel at how they have grown.  It is a lovely feeling to know that I am making images for other families to do the same in the years to come.  Seeing Naomi again only two weeks later, I noticed that she had already started to learn how to make herself heard in the meantime!  Seeing these tiny people grow so quickly is a lovely perk of the job.  I hope you enjoy the images from this London newborn...

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