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Family Photographer Richmond-Upon-Thames

I can't believe I haven't shared this shoot before now because it's one of my favourite family sessions of last year. I'd photographed Serevine and her family a year before this shoot at their home in Putney, London. Then last Spring she got back in touch to say she wanted to do another shoot, this time, outdoors in the wilds of Richmond Park.

We met early one evening in May with a picnic and three eager children all ready to explore Richmond Park. The light was soft and pretty and the children climbed trees, blew dandelions and gathered handfuls of long grasses as I shot their session.

This is a family full of love and with a great sense of humour, I can't wait to capture them all again, this Spring, one year on.

I really love shooting in beautiful London locations like Richmond Park. Late Spring is a magical time for photoshoots and taking a picnic for an early evening session means you get a relaxed and informal collection of images during the golden hour.  Whilst I'm based in Richmond and do most of my work on location in the park here, I'm always happy to travel too to other wild and beautiful spots. If you'd like to find out more about booking a shoot with me, whether it's a family photographer you're looking for or you're interested in capturing your pregnancy or newborn, 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.

Newborn Photographer, Ealing, London

Florence was about 4 weeks old when I visited her and her family at their flat in Ealing for her newborn shoot. She was a little unsettled that morning wanting to be held and cuddled and rooting to feed lots. People often worry that if they're newborn is unsettled during a shoot then their photos won't work out, but I love the connection and intimacy you get when a baby is being craddled, comforted and soothed. I also love that shoots like this tell a really honest story of these early days. Life is not about perfectly swaddled babies lying in a nest prop, I want to show you the real moments, the ones that take you right back to this season in your life. To remind you what an intensely powerful time this is and how selfless and bonding and love led and life affirming, becoming a mother or father is. I think this shoot does just that.

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 newborn photographer you're looking for or a maternity or family photographer, 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.

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.

Family Photographer at Home in Richmond-Upon-Thames

I spent the morning with this lovely family in Richmond-Upon-Thames for a relaxed and informal family photoshoot with their one year old baby daughter in their home and garden.

I love shooting in client's homes across London and beyond. There is something intimate and understated about capturing a family in their own environment.  If you'd like to find out more about booking a home session for your brood send 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.

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.

A Family Photoshoot in Richmond Park, Richmond-Upon-Thames

I had so much fun shooting this family in Richmond Upon Thames, just before Spring turned into Summer recently. They were playful, giggly, and so full of love, making my job to capture them easy as pie. 

If you'd like me to capture you and your loved ones I'd love to hear from you. You can get in touch here

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

Maternity photoshoot in Richmond-Upon-Thames, London

Pregnancy is a vulnerable yet beautiful and empowering time as a woman. I will never ever tire of shooting it. Every mother to be I meet and photograph gives off this indescribable energy - a sense of knowing and yet not knowing all at the same time.

As a woman who has carried two babies, I remember how much you have to give in to, and trust in your body when you're growing a baby and as birth approaches how everything is heightened. So when women invite me to capture the beauty in their pregnant form, to preserve in images their blossoming, it is one of the greatest honours as a photographer. I feel so lucky to have met such strong and trusting women, who've allowed me to capture them just as I see them, and who've believed in my vision despite their physical insecurities or emotional vulnerabilities.

Sometimes we can't control everything, we just have to be, just as we are, and embrace it, never more so than when we are pregnant.

This session was shot in conditions I fear the most as a photographer - bright, hostile, midday light, out in the open in Richmond Park with very little shade.  It was damp underfoot, boggy in patches but we embraced the elements and laid blankets in the grasses. Rachel was serene and gave into it all, letting me do my thing, so very open to my suggestions.

She lay down on my old, antique lace throw, the warm sun on her face, gentle shadows swaying over her from the blowing grasses all around, and basked in her pregnancy while I took her portraits. As we worked away she said, "this is so lovely, to lie here like this". And I really think you can see that when you look at these pictures... the simple sense of joy she took in these still moments... while awaiting her little one.

Her pictures are ones I keep finding myself coming back to since I finished the edit, they make me so happy as a creative. I hope you like them too. And I'm looking forward to meeting and photographing her newest addition later this month once they've arrived safely.

Whilst this was not a sponsored shoot Rachel has very kindly shared her thoughts on our session over on her personal and rather lovely blog The Little Pip if you'd like to take a look. 

All photographs are copyright LittleKinPhotography. Little Kin Photography specialises in the natural-light photography of pregnancy, newborns, babies, toddlers, children and families in West London and Surrey (Richmond upon Thames, St Margarets, Twickenham, Teddington, Hampton, West Molesey, Kingston upon Thames, Surbiton, Kew, Chiswick, Barnes, East Sheen, Putney, Fulham, Wimbledon, Dorking, Clapham, Battersea, Kensington, Chelsea, Esher, Weybridge and Cobham)

Dress Like A Mum: Mother Daughter Shoot: Petersham, Richmond-Upon-Thames

I met Zoe through instagram. She writes a successful fashion blog called Dress Like Mum and has two young children around the same age as my own little ones. We decided to meet at Petersham Nurseries for her mother, daughter photoshoot. It's such a lush and leafy space with plenty of quirks and felt like a good fit for her wild and colourful personality. It was a really fun morning with some amazing wardrobe choices including a tulle skirt which she twirled about in much to her daughter's delight.

I really loved her shoot. You can see her write up including links to her outfits on her blog here...

All photographs are copyright LittleKinPhotography. Little Kin Photography specialises in the natural-light photography of pregnancy, newborns, babies, toddlers, children and families in West London and Surrey (Richmond upon Thames, St Margarets, Twickenham, Teddington, Hampton, West Molesey, Kingston upon Thames, Surbiton, Kew, Chiswick, Barnes, East Sheen, Putney, Fulham, Wimbledon, Dorking, Clapham, Battersea, Kensington, Chelsea, Esher, Weybridge and Cobham)