baby photographer

Family Photographer in Wandsworth Common

I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful family amongst the burnt grasses and wild clover of Wandsworth Common just three days before their baby turned one. It's a very special honour to be invited to spend time with a family, to capture their love and connection and to give them heirloom images that they'll treasure forever. Wandsworth Common is an amazing location for a family photoshoot - it's wild and open and has a rustic charm to it plus it's large enough to head off the beaten track and find some secret spots where your kids can roam free.

If you're interested in making forever images of your family in one of your favourite spots shoot me an email with any questions you have. My next available bookings are towards the end of September - I cannot believe I'm saying that - it's a wonderful position to be in, but I am already so excited about the magic we can make together in the late summer and early autumn. If you're wanting holiday card pictures, now is the time to reserve your space - let's shoot before the cold sets in.

Natural Mother & Baby outdoor Photoshoot in Richmond Upon Thames

I'd photographed Anastasia with her family when her baby was 3 months old so when she asked to meet up again and do a Mother and baby photoshoot in Richmond Park I jumped at the chance. It was windy and bitter on the morning of the session but she'd wrapped her little one up in layers of wool and the sweetest red socks. Being Russian, Anastasia doesn't feel the cold, I almost fell over when she took off her jacket and while my fingers froze and my nose turned red she looked peaceful and serene snuggling her baby boy. Putting the focus on that special bond between a mother and her child is one of my favourite things about my work. It's so important to capture the mamas who so often get lost in the family albums, choosing to hide behind the lens instead of getting in the pictures themselves. Here are my favourite frames from our morning out in the wild...

Natural Light Newborn Baby Photographer; Kew, London

I'm catching up on some long overdue blog posts, I had an amazing year in 2017 band got to work with some beautiful families across London and Surrey. It's hard to know where to begin getting them all up on my site but I'm starting up with this lovely newborn session featuring baby Penny and her parents in their flat in Kew.

I love shooting people in their own homes. There is something intimate about capturing a family in their cosy space, seeking out some pretty light and documenting the connection between parents and their little ones. If you'd like to find out more about booking a home session for your brood send me a note or give me a call on 07557883079. I'd love to work with you.

Creative Newborn Photographer, Victoria Park, London

As newborn lifestyle shoots go, this one is right up there in my memory bank of keepers.

I find the bigger a family is, the more colourful and flamboyant the shoot. I loved the light and quirks in this house. The way each family member had their turn holding teeny tiny Darcy close and sitting for me to take their portraits with her.  Whilst those images were more traditional portraits, I love how each is unique reflecting the personalities of each family member.

In between the moments of calm there was a lot of life in this session - inevitable with 2 older kiddos darting about the room. I really like that sense of movement, after all life with kids is messy.

The result of our time together is a higgeldy piggeldy collection of images full of light, love and playfulness. Just as all good family sessions should be ;-)

 

 

Mother & Baby Photographer in Shepherds Bush, London

I can't believe I'm only just sharing this session now, almost a year after I shot it. A mother and baby mini session with Line and Liam in their amazing home in Shepherd Bush. It was hot, there was a lot of nursing, cuddling and playfulness, and best of all, a baby in nothing but a nappy, which makes me so happy. 

I love capturing one on one sessions with my mother and baby shoots. If you're interested in booking a session like this one drop me a note, I have a couple of spaces left for August ripe for the picking.

Maternity Photographer; Richmond-Upon-Thames

Mireille wanted natural shots to capture her pregnancy in the wilds of Richmond Park. Whist she lives in Hampstead Heath, Mireille came down to visit me in Richmond, and together we walked through the long grasses and across the meadows, stopping every so often for me to capture her in a gentle and peaceful way.

I'm in awe of what women are capable of, how strong our bodies are and how focused we can be when awaiting the unknowns of labour, birth and beyond. And I love the anticipation and excitement in maternity photography, it is such a fleeting part of our journey as mothers and so rarely do we take the time to celebrate what we are capable of through images.

Documenting the journey from inside to outside the womb is truly the greatest gift and I was very lucky to capture Mireille after her baby had arrived with a newborn shoot. I'll share her newborn shots soon but for now, here are some of my favourites from her Maternity session.

Whilst I'm based in Richmond-Upon-Thames, I work all over London and beyond. I'm happy to travel if you're excited about having me and my eye capture you and your loves. If you'd like to find out more about booking a home or location session with me, whether it's a maternity and pregnancy photographer you're looking for or you're interested in birth, newborn or family photography, do drop me a note. I'd love to work with you.

All photographs are copyright Little Kin Photography: Baby, newborn and family photographer in Richmond, Surrey, London.

Mama & Baby Photographer in Richmond-Upon-Thames

So many mothers miss out on getting in the picture with their baby or kids. They hide behind the camera instead and rarely make their way into the family albums. My mother and baby mini photoshoots are designed to capture the amazing bond between a mother and her child, and to make these women feel special, valued and important enough to make it into the frame.

I offer a limited number of my mama & baby shoots each month and on occasion, if it works best for my client, I invite them into my home to have the shoot here where they can relax and enjoy being on the other side of the lens a little while.

Polly and Walter came to my home a few weeks back and the photographs we made together that morning really make me smile. Such bright blue eyes Walt has and such a sweet bond they both enjoy. Here are a few of my favourites.

All photographs are copyright Little Kin Photography: Baby, newborn and family photographer in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, London.

Family & Baby Photographer in Richmond Park, Richmond-Upon-Thames

The majority of the shoots I do for client's outdoors are set within Richmond Park in the pretty pocket of London, Richmond-Upon-Thames. It's not just because it is local to me that I love to shoot there. It's because there are so many hidden corners to get lost in and ample space to loose the rest of the world for a while and find a quiet spot to relax and just be. Children seem to feel at home when they are surrounded by nature. Simplicity, it seems, is both calming and familiar to little ones, and with acres to explore within the park itself and the fact it is left wild in so many places rather than manicured like many other London Parks, there is always something to see, animals to spot and open space to explore.

This peaceful family photoshoot with baby Ernest and his parents was one very bright and hot morning in August. I was worried it would be too hot for a baby and too bright for me to get really great shots but we found a beautiful shady tree to curl up under, and the rest of the magic this family conjured up themselves.

My favourite kinds of photoshoots are the ones where people let themselves forget I am there for most of it and allow me to be an observer of their time together. That is always when I find myself catching the purest of emotions, the most intense chemistry and the true spirit of a family.

If you'd like to me to capture you and your baby or family, either in Richmond Park or elsewhere in London or Surrey, please get in touch. I would love to hear from you.

All photographs are copyright Little Kin Photography: Baby, newborn and family photographer in Richmond, Surrey, London.

Holly & Jay, Family Photoshoot in Richmond-Upon-Thames, London

Holly and Jay got in touch back in the Spring to ask about a family shoot with their one year old daughter and their loveable puggle Snoop (a Pug, Beagle cross breed). 

On the day of their session the wind roared and it poured with rain but we braved the elements determined to capture them all come rain or shine. We headed to Petersham Meadows just outside Richmond Upon Thames, making the most of the breaks in wet weather and giggling over the mud, cow pats and puddles. I love their shoot so much, their devotion to this little girl was incredible to see and their good sense of humour despite natures attempts to dampen things really warmed me to them. As we wrapped things up and headed back to our cars we realised a herd of cows had decided to barricade us into the field. Some quick moves from snoop and we managed to escape in tact. 

Here are my favourites from their shoot.

If you'd like to book me for a family session, do get in touch, I'd love to hear from you. Your pets are most welcome to come along too!

Nature Inspired Family Photographer in Richmond-Upon-Thames

Helene and her family were holidaying in the UK from Arizona when they called on me last minute to help capture them while they were over. Despite jet lag, they were one of the chirpiest family's I've photographed. Richmond Park in Richmond Upon Thames, was the perfect location for their family photoshoot where their daughter could explore freely, looking for butterflies and ladybugs and collecting pretty leaves and flowers. 

All photographs are copyright Little Kin Photography: Baby, newborn and family photographer in Richmond, Surrey, London.