Photographing Children & Babies

Your children will be adults in the blink of an eye. My aim is to create beautiful, timeless images for you and your family to treasure.  As a portrait photographer I understand how a photo shoot can sometimes be stressful for families – from wondering whether their children will be well behaved, to what to wear or the choice of location.  A portrait session with me will be fun for your children and relaxed for you. During the portrait photo shoot I will be able to capture your children’s personalities and emotions whilst they are playing. I always allow plenty of leeway in case we need to take breaks for cuddles, snacks or tantrums. I don’t charge extra if the shoot takes longer than planned.

I love posing newborns and babies in a simple, natural style using soft, natural window light for classic, timeless portraits. By photographing your newborn or baby in the comfort of your home, my photography sessions are relaxed, and geared to work around feeds and changes. Newborns are best photographed between 3-15 days old when they tend to be sleepy and curly, so please contact me during your pregnancy to schedule an approximated date. After two weeks babies can start to give eye contact which can also be very beautiful to photograph.

I will bring with me a variety of soft, neutral-coloured wraps, blankets and cute hats which we can use to swaddle the baby, if you are happy to do so,  or use any any of your items that will make your photographs personal to you.  It is also lovely to involve older siblings in the newborn or baby portraits.

Before the photo shoot, I would like to create a plan for your children portrait session. The PRE-SESSION consultation will help me to get to know you and your family and what you would like from the photo shoot. We will discuss what to wear, the location, the look, feel and time of day of the photo shoot. As I specialise in offering bespoke, beautiful presentation artwork, I will also  be able to advise you on different ways  of displaying your portrait photos. The Pre-session will also be a good opportunity for me to meet your children so I that I am not a stranger on the day of the shoot. 

The PORTRAIT PHOTO SHOOT is designed to produce images that "tell a story", alongside children portraits which are natural and relaxed. It can take place in your home, at a location of your choice – such as a park, beach or woods where the children can run around and be themselves – or a combination of the two. As a London based portrait photographer all the most beautiful parks  and favourite locations are on my doorstep but I will be able to recommend suitable outdoor locations to match your vision regardless of where you are.

The ORDERING APPOINTMENT: Within three weeks of the photo shoot, you will be able to preview your images via a private online gallery. This is when you will finalize your portrait presentation products order and we will be looking at suggested album designs, framed images, canvases and wall art that will look best with your dècor. To make the decision process easier, I use software that enables me to show you what your images will look like in different spaces in your your home.

 Please refer to PORTRAIT PRICING for more information and options.