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Children’s portrait Photographer London

Children’s Portrait Photographer London

Even though I have entitled this post Children’s Portrait Photographer London. This picture was actually taken during a pregnancy photoshoot in Kensington.

And what a wonderful treat it was to photograph this lovely young gentleman and his sister. Their Mum told me that she hadn’t had maternity pictures when she was expecting her first two children. She had also missed out on newborn pictures after their births. For this reason, it was very important to her that she captured her third pregnancy and the arrival of the newest member to their family with special family portraits.

This can so often be the case and I can relate to this. When you are expecting your first baby, the list of things to think about is endless. Sometimes you forget to capture what is truly a special time. This is why it is wonderful for me when I am asked to photograph a second, third, fourth or even fifth pregnancy!  Each pregnancy is truly unique and there is always a multitude of reasons why my clients have chosen to capture that special time.

When there are older children it is wonderful to include them in the photoshoot. After all, it is about connecting the whole family. During every photoshoot I do I will always make time for individual portraits.

After our pregnancy photoshoot, I returned to photograph their beautiful new baby brother! What a treat for me! There are so many that I love from these photoshoots that I will no doubt share some more soon. If you would like to see some I have actually already added a few to my Instagram page. If you would like to follow me you can do so here 

I generally update my social media pages a little more frequently as it is quicker to do so when I’m on the go!

Taking Children’s Portraits

When you take a portrait there is always an important connection between the photographer and the person they are photographing. With children I always want them to feel happy and relaxed. It comes across so much better in the photographs when the smile isn’t forced. This is why I chat a lot before the session, whilst I’m setting up etc. I try to engage with them straight away and to work out what makes them happy. It is very funny to think of some of the conversations I have had! Perhaps one day I’ll make a book of them. “Conversations with a Children’s Photographer!”

There is nothing better than getting to know young people or returning for a future photoshoot and being greeted like an old friend! I am so grateful for all of these moments. It is a gift to get to meet so many families across London, Surrey & Kent.

I like to create natural portraits, pictures that capture in an instant something of that person. It’s wonderful when it happens. There is no one who knows their children better than the parents. This is why I always provide a good selection of portraits in the viewing gallery. The final edit and choices are always made by the family. There will be something, a certain smile, a look, a giggle that instantly connects them to the portrait. That’s what makes it special.

 

Children's Portrait Photographer London

For photoshoot bookings and photography gift sessions – contact Elle 

Photography in the comfort of your home

Photography in the comfort of your home

A beautiful newborn baby photographed at home at just three weeks old.  Sleeping peacefully throughout our photoshoot, this little one was an absolutely perfect baby model!

I have been honoured to have been asked to photograph three newborn babies for this family over the years and so as you can imagine I have many favourite pictures from their selections.

There is no better compliment as a photographer than being asked back repeatedly to capture special moments like these. I will be sharing some more from this session and others on my Instagram page which is updated more frequently.

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Newborn Photography in the comfort of your home

Family Photography – what it means to me

It’s a wonderful gift to be able to do what you love and to give people something to cherish for the rest of their lives.  I started Elle Fallon Photography over ten years ago now. It grew out of my love of photography and wanting to offer something truly and special and unique to families.

With each passing year, my appreciation of family photography grows stronger. It comes with experience but even more so as I watch my children grow. Childhood is so incredible and so very fleeting. I have lots of talks with my daughter about this at the moment!

The photographs I have taken of them over the years are lovingly displayed in albums and frames around my home. A little git for me and for them and for future generations of our family. They genuinely bring me so much joy every day. A reminder of our special times and their beautiful faces!

During the lockdown, I made sure that I took the time to photograph my children. I was so happy to capture them as they are now. There is a simplicity to black & white photography that I have always loved. The energy between my two came across beautifully in the pictures and I couldn’t wait to add them to the collection of cherished pictures around my home. They also made fantastic gifts for Grandparents and family, particularly as we hadn’t seen them for so long.

New beginnings ..

“There is sweetness in bitter leaf, at the end” – a Yoruba proverb that means good things can come out of unpleasant experiences.

This resonated with me when I read it in an interview with Emeka Frederick of Chuku’s restaurant for Time Out London

We have all been through so much over this past year. I am grateful to be able to be here with my family and I am very happy to be preparing for reopening on the 12th April 2021

Returning to what I love to do most with a Spring in my step and hope for the year ahead. I can’t wait to meet you all!

For bookings please contact me via my booking enquiry page

Simply fill in your details and I will be in touch within 24 hours to assist with your booking.

Children’s Portrait Photographer

Children’s Portrait Photographer

I love working as a children’s portrait photographer and returning to photograph families year after year. This beautiful picture was taken at a newborn photoshoot for her baby brother. It is the third time I have been happily invited to photograph them at their home in Islington.

Each time is a wonderful celebration of the new addition to their family. The pictures I have taken over the years are lovingly displayed around their home. Providing the sweetest reminder for them to cherish.

The children greeted me with bright smiles and much excitement with the eldest remembering me from the last time. He had many questions and wanted to help me set up! Arriving with my portable studio provides a great adventure for the day. The photoshoot is as much about creating happy memories of the day and experience as the beautiful pictures that follow. I like to keep everything relaxed and fun. My approach is to gently encourage them to want to participate. There is no rush or time pressure, I like to allow children to play, dress up and dance around as much as possible. Things can get a little hectic but it all adds to capturing special moments and their true personalities.

I love the positioning of her arms in this picture and the gentle contemplation on her face. A thoughtful & natural portrait that captures her at this tender age. I have many beautiful shots of them together and some capture that childhood energy in one shot! I’ve added a few more to my instagram

Please do stop by to have a look for more examples of recent work. You will find this page is regularly updated with pictures from recent photoshoots.

Childhood Portraits

I am currently taking 2021 provisional bookings for the Spring with dates from April onwards. If you would like to discuss your photoshoot with me please contact me via my booking page

I will always aim to reply within 24 hours and would love to hear from you.

Elle x

Newborn Portrait Photographer

Newborn Portrait Photographer

I’ve been getting lots of requests for colour newborn portraits recently so I wanted to add a few here. This gorgeous newborn portrait would look equally beautiful in black & white. It’s the same classic pose that I love to do. Natural, comfortable and without too many distractions. I love the oversized flower hat which is a regular feature at my newborn sessions as it really makes them look extra tiny!

I bring a suitcase of delicate handmade outfits for your baby to each photoshoot. Every item is handpicked by me and handmade using the softest yarns perfect for babies sensitive skin. As these outfits are handmade to order they are each unique. I even have some beautiful new items made lovingly by my own Mum which I can’t wait to use at my next photoshoots.

Everything is gently washed by hand and carefully packed fresh before each photoshoot. Needless to say that extra care, time and preparation is required before each photoshoot which is why I limit the number of sessions I take on each month. For this reason, early booking is highly recommended.

If for any reason you have missed the newborn age slot please don’t worry. Whatever age you choose to capture your family will be truly unique and special. After all, they will only be that little once.

I love photographing children of all ages and I would love to hear from you to discuss your photoshoot. Please contact me for availability and details here

 

Newborn Portrait Photographer

Newborn, baby and one-year-old photography London

Newborn, baby and one-year-old photography London

This is one of the most wonderful parts of my work for me. Photographing a little one from newborn to the 6 months to the all-important one-year-old celebration birthday!

I love to create beautiful portraits that capture this incredible time. Perfect to look back on in years to come and to be treasured by all the family.

This series shows some beautiful colour options for your pictures. With each photoshoot I will include a mix of colour with black & white image options. These actually work just as well in black & white as they do in colour but I also love the colour tones in these.

Isn’t it wonderful to see how she changes over the first year. From tiny newborn to sweet smiling baby and beautiful one-year-old girl! I love the picture with her Mum as the final one in this series. For me, the first birthday of my daughter felt like a big celebration. Not just because she had reached one year but because I had made it through all the changes and challenges. I grew so much that year, I think all parents do. You all grow and learn together as a family. The end of the first year is also the new beginning. The start of the next stage and the wonderful toddler years! The chatterbox years and the start of the next big adventure!

If you would like more information please do contact me via my booking enquiry page. I would love to hear from you and discuss what you would like from your photoshoot.

To make life as easy as possible for you I will travel to your home with my portable studio. I have everything that is needed to create a beautiful calm, newborn and family studio in your home.

Newborn Photoshoot

6-month baby photoshoot

One-year-old photoshoot

Baby Twin Photographer London

Baby Twin Photographer London

There is a special magic that takes place when photographing newborn twins. As a photographer, it really is a special and rewarding experience. I have learnt a lot about twins over the years from observing them during these photoshoots. Even though these sessions do often take longer the results are always worth the extra patience.

These two little darlings were a pure joy from start to finish. I feel so lucky to have captured this fleeting moment in time for them and their family. Isn’t it amazing to think of them curled up like this inside their mother just under two weeks before our photoshoot. I’m so glad that this image captures that incredible bond. The unbreakable twin bond. The indestructible sister bond. What a wonderful friendship these two will have and what adventures to come!

Baby Twin Photography

Twin Baby Photographer London

Health & Wellbeing

Now more than ever, I feel very fortunate to be able to provide families with the convenient option of capturing pregnancy, newborn & family portraits in the safe and controlled environment of their own home.  My top priority has always been and continues to be the health and safety of the families I photograph.

As well as my usual high standards of hygiene during each photoshoot I have taken time to add additional precautions to mitigate any risk for your family and myself.

Photoshoot procedure
  • I have always and will continue to schedule only one photoshoot per day which will allow time to fully clean and sanitise all my props and equipment after each photoshoot.  You can also choose to provide your own outfits and props for your baby if you prefer and I am always happy to discuss the best options.
  • I will wash my hands thoroughly on arrival at your home and frequently throughout the photoshoot.
  • I will use my own hand sanitiser throughout the session.
  • All family members taking part are also requested to frequently wash their hands and use sanitiser to maintain hygiene through the session.
  • On arrival at your home I will remove my shoes and leave them at your front door.
  • I will also wear a fresh face mask and clean new cotton gloves when handling your baby during each session.
  • Your private viewing appointment for image selection after your photoshoot will be conducted via zoom.
  • If I am unwell I will postpone your photoshoot for the recommended safe amount of time.
  • If you or a member of your family are unwell please let me know with as much notice as possible to reschedule your photoshoot.
  • I will continue to monitor the Government guidelines to ensure I am always up to date.
  • Session dates may need to change if appropriate and I will provide flexibility for rescheduling dates.

I hope this will give you the peace of mind to pre-book your session.

If you would like to keep up to date with my recent work and information you may like to follow me on Instagram or like me on facebook 

Maternity Portrait Photographer London

Maternity Portrait Photographer London

I am so happy to share this portrait of a truly radiant mother-to-be. This was such a joyful maternity photoshoot and I think this image captures the mood perfectly.

Preparing for your photoshoot

I am always very conscious that there may be some nervousness about the photoshoot. Particularly if you are someone who is not used to standing in front of a camera. You may even feel a little self-conscious about how your body has changed and yet still want to capture your pregnancy as a personal record.

My aim is to always make you feel happily relaxed throughout your photoshoot. I believe that to truly capture the energy of the moment you have to be completely at ease with me as your photographer. Some of my favourite portraits that I capture are what I call the ‘in-between shots’. There is always a moment in every photoshoot when it’s almost as if everyone has forgotten the camera is there but I’m still constantly taking pictures. This was one of these moments. You can just see her laughter and happiness and that we were completely at ease.

I do think that having your photoshoot at home also helps with this. It is private, familiar and of course comfortable. With access to your own bathroom, robes, make-up, accessories, and clothes. I am very used to adapting my studio to fit the space when I arrive and I can make it work every time.

Pregnancy & newborn photography

My most popular photography package is without a doubt my pregnancy and newborn package. It is a wonderful way to create a record of your bump to baby journey.

I have a natural and classic style of photography and I like to create pictures that complement each other beautifully. Images that would work well displayed as a series of framed fine art prints on the wall or in a beautifully handmade album. However, you choose to display your finished images I have lots of options available.

For further details and how to book your session please get in touch via my contact page I would love to hear from you and capture this special journey.

For further examples of recent work please see my instagram and facebook page

Recent reviews from Clients can be found on google

Maternity Photographer London and Kent

Newborn Twin Photography

Newborn Twin Photography …

Photographing newborn twin’s is a truly magical experience. For a newborn photographer, it is one of the biggest joys and I am lucky to have photographed many sets of twins over the years. Working with twins is very different from a single newborn session. Both require experience but it is important to be prepared and to know how to position them safely together.

It takes time to achieve these shots, sometimes one is settled and the other one not and so on. But with a little patience, tenderness and a calming atmosphere, we get there eventually and the results are worth the wait. Two beautiful little babies curled up sweetly together.

Featured picture …

These two were photographed at their home in Kensington London at just two weeks new! I have many favourite shots from this session and it was hard to choose just one for my post today!

My style of newborn photography is very natural and classic. What I love about this shot is that there are no distractions, just a gentle white backdrop and the two of them sleeping peacefully. Mum chose a soft grey outfit for the baby boy and a soft white outfit baby girl. I have a suitcase of freshly washed handmade baby outfits that I bring to each session. You can see some of the other outfits on my Instagram page

Although I have plenty of sweet hats and headbands I do believe that simple is best. I like to focus on the beauty of each newborn, elegant shots that create a lasting memory of this precious fleeting time. The outfits I have chosen are soft and gentle enough not to hide their delicate features.

Timing of a newborn photoshoot …

I understand how private and precious those first few weeks after birth are and I am sensitive to new parents and siblings. I try to respond to how everyone is on the day. Appreciating that everything is very new, that the night may have been sleepless and that they are still getting to know their new arrival or arrival’s! I take time to get to know the family I am working with. Working tirelessly to ensure the atmosphere is calm and relaxed throughout the photoshoot.

I also make sure that the selection process is easy and straight forward. To help as much as I can I offer a complimentary viewing appointment again in the privacy of your own home to help with choices and product selection.

A newborn twin photoshoot takes approximately three hours. Sometimes more sometimes less! I am very flexible and I don’t really like to put a timescale on my session’s. I just know when all the shots have been achieved and everyone is happy. It sometimes requires more time sometimes less. It is very difficult to put a timescale on a newborn baby! I prefer to follow how they are responding on the day.

This week I returned to photograph these beautiful twins again! This time as a family photoshoot with Mum, Dad, and their beautiful older sister. It was a real treat to see them all again, now at that gorgeous cute 3month baby stage but still perfectly small just with cute cheeky baby smiles which were a delight to photograph!

Newborn Twin Photography

For booking and further information please contact me via my booking page

Newborn Photography Session in Greenwich London

Newborn Photography Session in Greenwich London

It has been a while since I’ve had a moment to add to my blog and I apologise for the silence! I have been updating my Instagram and Facebook pages when I can with recent newborn photography session’s. But it is hard to find the time to sit down sometimes!

2020 has got off to a wonderful start with lots of beautiful newborn photoshoots in and around London. I have loved meeting lots of new families on my journies so far and photographing their beautiful new arrivals. There is no greater joy than meeting a new baby and for me having the opportunity to create a truly special record of that time for the family.

Yesterday I was as far as Windsor photographing incredible sweet newborn twin boys! It made me so happy to be there with them. The twins were the most peaceful and gorgeous little new beings! It was also my first time in Windsor! Despite living in London for over 20 years, I hadn’t yet ventured that far, and it really isn’t that far!

I can see why the Royal family love it so much. It’s a beautiful place with a special feel. I loved the small alleyways, cobbled streets and old signage in the shops close to Eton. It felt like a step back in time and it was also a bright sunny day which gave me a spring in my step!

Newborn Photography Session in Greenwich London

Another favourite spot of mine in London (which is a little closer to home) is Greenwich. And this is where I went to photograph this gorgeous newborn baby girl. Greenwich is another place like Windsor for me. Steeped in history with views across London and full of memories for me of walks with my children, from babies to toddlers to the bigger children they are now! Greenwich has been and continues to be their playground! And what a wonderful playground it is too!

This little darling slept through the entire photo shoot. I captured lots of beautiful moments with her parents and this is one of my favourite shots. The blanket is hers and I believe was a gift, I love including personal items in my pictures. As well as using my own outfits and blankets it is nice to include some things which have significance for the family. There is a soft and gentle feel to the folds of the blanket and her sweet peaceful expression with little fists clenched tight as she sleeps makes this picture for me.

Lost in that blissful baby world, safe, happy and loved.

If you would like more details about my photoshoots, please contact my via the booking form

Newborn Photography Session in Greenwich London

Pregnancy Photoshoot London

Pregnancy Photoshoot London

Is there anything better than starting the new year and indeed the new decade than with a new family member?! I loved my pregnancy and newborn photography session’s which took place during and towards the end of 2019 and I’m now looking forward to meeting more 2020 babies and their families!

My daughter was born at the end of 2010 and so it was almost a decade ago since I held her in my arms and brought her home from the hospital. My first baby, I have to say, hopefully without sounding cliche! but it really does feel like yesterday and yet so much has happened in the 10 years since her arrival! Including the arrival of my son just 5 years ago. I remember both of my pregnancy’s vividly. How I felt, how I changed and the incredible people I met along the way who have become dear friends. It’s wonderful to reflect on that time and to see where we are now. I am looking forward to this new decade, to new adventures with my family and hopefully lots of positive changes.

I thought this was the perfect image to start the New Year. It is one of my favourites from a lovely pregnancy photoshoot in Hammersmith with this beautiful mum to be! There are moments during each session when everyone is relaxed and we are all really enjoying the photoshoot. These moments are so beautiful to capture. A natural smile, a giggle, a laugh and ultimately a moment of pure joy frozen in time.

A private pregnancy photoshoot at home is a wonderful way to capture this incredible time in your life. Even if you are unsure if you would feel comfortable in front of the camera, these pictures will provide a beautiful record of this time for you to look back on. I always think of my maternity pictures as a celebration of motherhood, a beautiful way to welcome your baby into the world.

Client Review:

” We had Elle take both our maternity and newborn photos and couldn’t be happier we chose her to capture this special time.I was originally reluctant to have maternity photos taken but Elle made me feel completely comfortable and the experience was very uplifting. She returned a few weeks later to capture our newborn baby boy. The images are absolutely beautiful and we will treasure the prints and album for years to come. We would highly recommend Elle as a photographer. She has been warm, caring and professional towards our family and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results! We look forward to having her back to photograph our family again soon. Thanks so much Elle! x “

Pregnancy Photoshoot London

Pregnancy Photoshoot London Details

Pregnancy Photoshoot’s take place at between 32- 36 weeks. Early booking is essential to ensure I can fit you in and I would recommend booking after your 20-week scan. Pregnancy and Newborn photography packages are available and all packages can be purchased as gift vouchers via my gift voucher page

You can also contact me directly for further details and I would be very happy to help: Contact Elle 

 

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