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Baby Sara: a family photoshoot at home in Richmond-Upon-Thames

I'm catching up with some long overdue blog posts and this little shoot from last year with baby Sara at her home in Richmond-upon-Thames always makes me smile. Those baby leg rolls and the look of utter love and devotion on her parent's faces - just priceless.

I love shooting in client's homes across West London and beyond. There is something intimate and understated about capturing a family in their natural environment. I know I say it time and time again but it is a great privilege to do what I do and meet so many amazing families through my work. 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.

Getting in the frame: Capturing motherhood as much as childhood

As a photographer I rarely feature in our family photos since I am usually the one behind the camera. It seems the greatest irony to me and is the unfortunate downside to having a professional camera that baffles my husband.

I'm really passionate about the importance of capturing motherhood as much as childhood. My own childhood albums are very special to me, there is magic in seeing my mum at my age now, dressed in an 80's jumpsuit and holding a little me in her arms.

Photos are part of our legacy, they transport us back to a moment in time. By keeping ourselves absent from our family albums we aren't recording one of the most precious and wonderful of seasons in our life - early motherhood. 

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I wanted to celebrate mothers and the incredible job that they do by running some mother and child sessions, specifically to capture mums with their babies and children. There is a tenderness, an instinctive protectiveness that exists between mothers and their little ones and it's palpable in these pictures. The way a child leans into the warmth of his mother's knook, close to her comforting heartbeat gets me every time I photograph it.

It's these images, of you with your children, that deserve a place on your mantlepiece and in your family albums. You, after all, breathed life into your children, grew them inside of your own body and nurtured them when they were their most vulnerable. Treasure these years and capture them as much as you can, weave your way into your picture books and make sure you're visible in your memories, and theirs in the years to come.

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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)

Baby Genevive: Chelsea and Kensington Newborn Baby Photography

It was lovely to spend some time with this adorable American family living in London and photograph them with their newborn baby girl, Genevive.  I love photographing newborns and babies because of the tenderness between parent and baby and because I get to sneak a few tiny baby snuggles in. I arrived at their home in Kensington to find baby Genevive snuggled up in her moses basket. She was calm and content throughout our photoshoot and the resulting pictures I feel really capture the happiness of this new family ;-)

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)

A winter's mother, daughter shoot: Richmond Park baby photographer

Alda and Anaiya braved the winter's cold one Sunday early last month in Richmond Park and let me take their portraits for a mother and daughter family photoshoot. I love these intimate pictures, the tenderness between mother and child and the way you can almost feel the cold seeping through the colours and tones. 

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)

My favourites of you { 2 0 1 5 } Baby and Family photography in and across London

2015 went in the blink of an eye. I got to meet and photograph so many wonderful families and babies, a magical winter wedding party, capture blossoming bumps and new mamas and papas, cuddle lots and lots of sweet babies and shoot the most beautiful midsummer wedding. 

I am so grateful to all of you who chose me to preserve some of your memories last year and I'm looking forward to seeing what magic we can capture together in 2016.

It was almost impossible to choose my favourites from last year but here are a handful, every single one of these images brings a smile to my face.

Thank you, really, thank you! xo

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)

 

 

Let's play! A fun filled family photoshoot in Putney, West London

Serevine wanted me to capture her children in the most natural way - at play. It wasn't hard - they were such fun kiddos, full of energy and so very playful with each other. As soon as I waled into their stunning West London home, I was being pulled at the arms to come and see what they'd been making in their garden studio that morning. Serevine has created a dreamy space for her children to grow up in. The studio out back was full to the brim of toys and crafting inspiration and materials and the kiddos set about showing me their latest creative endeavours. I felt like part of their gang while I photographed them happily playing away. There were giggles, and tickles and lots of light hearted play. It's work like this that really doesn't feel like work at all, because I get to hang out with some amazing London families and be a fly on the wall as they do just what they do, making magic everyday. 

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)

Giggles galore at this family photography shoot in Wandsworth, West London

It was so lovely to be invited back to this sweet Wandworth based family after my newborn photoshoot with baby Elodie last year. This time I was there to capture the whole family as they went about their busy Saturday morning. There was so much energy at this shoot and of course the odd but of mischief thrown in for good measure.

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)

Celebrating Maya and Jack's First Birthday in the woodland at Pembrooke Lodge, Richmond Upon Thames

Roanne contacted me a couple of months ago looking for a baby and family photographer who could help capture the playfulness and craziness of life with her 4 year old and almost one year old twin babies. She'd had a really tough first year after a difficult birth with the twins and months spent in hospital afterwards. It must have been very difficult for them all, especially sweet Isabella who was the most devoted and doting big sister I've ever met.

We met at Pembrooke Lodge in Richmond Park where the blossom and daisies were in bloom and the temperatures were warm enough for lay out a blanket. Mother and daughter wore matching Charlotte Olympia kitten ballet flats much to the delight of Isabella.

You'd never know to look at them all now just how rough things had been for them in those early months. This family were so full of life and energy - there was giggling, flower picking, singing, clapping and of course a few tears here and there. I was so touched to be able to photograph such a positive family dynamic and capture these dearly loved babies on the eve of their first birthday.

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)