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Childhood Portrait Photographer London

Childhood Portrait Photographer London: With every newborn or family photoshoot there is always an opportunity to capture some beautiful childhood portraits. I love connecting with young children and making sure that they are completely at ease with me when I arrive.  It helps that I am come to their home. A safe space where they can enjoy watching me turn their lounge into a photography studio. Asking as many questions as they like and of course showing me their favourite toys!

This portrait was taken at the start of a newborn photoshoot for her baby brother. Whilst he was being fed by Mum we had plenty of time to spend capturing some very special portraits. This is one of my favourites – but there were many! I love the old fashioned feel of this portrait. Her ringlets and the beautiful lace dress and flower. Also her sweet far away gaze. This definitely takes me back to Hollywood portraits of a time gone by. The very portraits that drew me into photography in the first place!

Black & White Children’s Photography

With this photograph I wanted to highlight the beauty of classic children’s photography. A true black & white portrait that will stand the test of time. Bringing back memories of how she was at this age. It will look absolutely beautiful framed and displayed with loving care in the home of her parents and no doubt her Grandparents – possibly even her own children one day! i love to think of the life my photographs will have.

Booking a Family Photography session in London

Individual childhood photography sessions are a wonderful way to document the changes in your children. It’s lovely to combine these with some family portraits as well. With each photo-shoot I am always happy to accommodate family members, grandparents included!

For details please contact me via my booking page and I will be happy to send through details and answer any questions you have.

Childhood Portrait Photographer London

Maternity Photography in Pimlico London

Maternity photography in Pimlico London

It’s always an honour for me to be asked to photograph maternity & newborn portraits for a family. To be part of the journey from bump to baby is just a beautiful time to share.

With my work I get to meet and work with so many families across London, Kent & Surrey. No photoshoot is ever the same and I love learning their stories, sharing time with them and of course capturing beautiful memories that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

What strikes me most in each maternity photoshoot that I do are the different moments I capture. There is an ease that always comes mid session. When we have been chatting for a while and sharing our stories. (I am known to chat a lot about pregnancy and things that I found helpful when I was expecting). It’s in that moment that I often capture a beautiful effortless portrait that just has a flow and energy to it.

This portrait has that for me! There is joy and celebration to it which I love! It happened quickly. I said ‘whoosh it out a bit at the side!” and that was it! This was taken at my Client’s home in Pimlico London and I was very excited to return a few weeks later to meet their newborn baby.

My Client’s are often surprised to hear that these pictures were captured at home. I bring my portable studio complete with backdrop, lighting, reflectors, wind machine and silks all to you! There is no need to leave your front door. That’s very important to me with all of my photoshoots. As a mother of two I want this experience to be joyful and memorable.

Maternity photography in Pimlico London

Maternity Photography in Pimlico London

Is Maternity Photography right for me?

There are key moments in our lives that we would want to have a record of and to look back on in years to come. Photography for you and your family is a beautiful investment to make and one you will enjoy for the rest of your lives.

I view maternity portraits as a celebration of becoming a mother. A present to yourself and a record for your children of how you embraced carrying them for 9 months. How much you treasured them before they were born.

I like to capture natural and elegant moments. These can be tasteful maternity portraits that shoe the belly or more covered shots, whatever you prefer I will work with you to achieve the portraits you would like.

When to Book?

I am always happy to try to squeeze in last minute bookings if I have space although if possible early booking is recommended. Bookings are now open for maternity photoshoots from August onwards, for availability click here to contact me

I would love to hear from you and to share in your journey.

My Gallery of images can also be viewed on my instagram page, this also includes weekly updates  Elle_Fallon

 

Newborn Photographer Chelsea & Kensington London

Newborn Photographer Chelsea & Kensington London

Newborn Photographer Chelsea & Kensington London

As a newborn photographer I am so lucky to be able to spend my weeks photographing incredible babies in and around London.

I work in all areas of London and regularly travel to Chelsea & Kensington for baby, newborn, family and children photoshoots on a weekly basis. With lots of families that I return to year after year to add to their growing gallery of family portraits. Working in colour and black & white photography allows me to produce a variety of beautiful images for families to choose from.

My portable studio, lighting and suitcase of delicate baby outfits enables me to work freely and produce natural portraits. I love to create images that celebrate the sweet little details and feature of your newborn.

When I first began as a newborn photographer I was myself a new Mum. I can remember every moment of those first weeks clearly. As a new Mum I remember feeling completely overwhelmed. It was in a way wonderful exhaustion. Like all new Mums I needed time to recover and adjust to being a parent. To be looked after and to look after our new baby in the comfort of our own home.

This was one of the key factors in deciding that I wanted to bring my photography into the homes of the families I photograph. There is enough to do and to learn as a new parent. If I can make one thing easier for you and help to create an experience that you will remember as joyful then that is what I want to do!

Over the past 12 years I have gained so much knowledge & experience as a newborn, baby & family photographer. (As I write 12 years – I can’t actually believe I have been doing it that long!). Every photoshoot I do feels as new and fresh as the last. With each family I meet bringing a unique perspective to the work I do. I can’t imagine ever doing anything else.

Booking your newborn photoshoot

If possible I recommend booking before your baby is born. This is a great way to ensure that I will be able to fit you into my diary during those first few weeks. When you book I will make a note of your due date and reserve a time period around that date. Then I will wait for you to contact me after the birth to arrange a convenient date for your photoshoot.

There is never any pressure to reserve the “correct date” for your newborn photoshoot. I want to ensure that the entire experience is relaxing and enjoyable from start to finish. I have photographed new babies as late as 6 weeks before and the results are just as beautiful as at 2 or 3 weeks old. It has to be what you are comfortable with and when you feel ready as a family.

Can I make late bookings?

Late bookings are also possible! I often have calls from parents when their babies have arrived or even when they are already two or three weeks old. I will always try to fit you into my diary as soon as there is space available. Please don’t worry or think it is too late to book. Whenever you choose to have professional baby photography it will be worth it to capture them as they are at that moment in time.

For more details and my full pricing list please contact me via my booking page: Make a Booking 

Email is the best way to contact me as I find it hard to answer calls in the day. I am often busy at a photoshoot, dashing back to collect my children from school or cooking them dinner! I am always happy to chat by email initially and then arrange a convenient time to have a chat over the phone.

From my Clients

Kind words from the families i have photographed over the years can be found on my google review page: Elle Fallon Reviews

Baby Photography in Islington N1

Baby Photoshoot in Islington N1

I recently had a wonderful baby photography session in Islington with this beautiful 7 and a half month old baby boy. It is an absolute joy to photograph babies at all stages during the first year with each milestone bringing a new development and chapter to their personality. When I am contacted to ask “what is the right time to photograph my baby?” my answer is always any time!

This family were sad that they missed out on the newborn photoshoot due to other commitments and adjusting to becoming a new family. I reassured them that we would be able to capture equally beautiful moments of their baby at this age. Pictures that celebrate him as a 7 and a half month baby. Full of character and fun!

Baby Photography in Islington with a 7 month old baby

At this age I always arrange a time of day that works with the babies natural pattern of naps and feeds. Arranging to arrive at a time of day that works for the family. If everything has gone out the window that day in terms of nap times etc (as it often does!) there is no stress as I only book one photoshoot per day and I am always happy to wait whilst baby is fed and even has an extra nap. In fact this often provides the perfect opportunity for some beautiful nap-time photographs!

The photograph I’ve chosen for my blog today just sums up this photoshoot so well! I absolutely love his cheeky expression. It was such a thrill to photograph him and to capture this special shot.

What I love about photographing this age is the different shots that can be achieved. As well as family portraits, mother & baby photography and father & baby photography. I am able to photograph the baby sitting down. These are often referred to by baby photographers as sitting sessions. I like to experiment with different positions, finding what makes the baby happiest.

Baby photoshoots are lots of fun. Of course most of the time we are all being very silly just trying to coax those smiles out and make the little one laugh!

Being in their own home environment helps the baby to feel calm, safe and relaxed. I love to bring my photography studio into the home of the families I photograph. Making life as easy as possible.

Baby photography memories captured for your home

Photographs like these deserved to be beautifully framed and hung on the wall. To make you smile every time you walk past. The family have chosen some wonderful pictures including this one and many more. A mixture of black and white baby photography and colour baby photography was included with this session. I can’t wait to see the finished prints hanging on the wall in their home.

I’ve recently received this lovely feedback from the family following our photoshoot. You can read it here with other google reviews 

I can’t wait to update my website with lots of my 2022 baby photoshoots when I have some more time but for now for the most up to date gallery please do check out my instagram page

For baby photography details please do get in touch, I would love to hear from you and meet your family soon x

Maternity Photography Bexleyheath London

Maternity Photographer Bexleyheath London

I have many favourite images from this maternity photography session in Bexleyheath. This gorgeous little family pet, I have to say almost stole the show! I am often asked to include family pets in my maternity, newborn, baby and family photoshoots. After all they are an important member of the family! This gorgeous dog waited patiently all session until his big moment! He was delighted when it was his time to shine!

I absolutely love this shot. A sweet moment captured before the new arrival enters the home! Over the years I’ve included many pets in photoshoots, mostly dog portraits but occasionally cats if they agree to join! It’s always lots of fun and adds another element to the photoshoot. I love animals so I’m always happy to include them and spend time with them during the session. I have to say this little fella was very well behaved through both our maternity & newborn photoshoots. The perfect model!

As well as classic maternity portraits using my silks and more natural portraits that show the beauty of the belly I like to include a few clothed pictures as well. This fitted black dress looks great with my white backdrop. I shoot against a white and a black backdrop during these sessions. There are always plenty of images to choose from and it’s often hard to edit the images down as there are so many! I love classic black & white photography. It gives the images an edge and work particularly well with this portrait.

A trick of light

With a clever change of lighting beautiful affects can be created during your maternity photoshoot. I bring everything that is needed to your home to create professional studio results like these. I love working with light and creating a different feel to the images.

Working from the homes of the families I photograph also means we have access to their own personal wardrobes as well as the items I bring. Allowing us to create individual styles that suit their personality and reflect much more of who they are. Each photoshoot is unique and I’m always thrilled to see how the pictures turn out after my sessions.

I like to take my time to get to know my subjects which is why I only book one photoshoot per day. So that I will never be rushing off to get to the next person. It’s a very personal and individual experience.

Book a maternity photoshoot

Get in touch to book your maternity photoshoot with me as soon as possible after your second scan. Maternity & newborn photoshoot packages are also available and make thoughtful gifts for maternity leave gifts and for baby shower gifts.

For more information and pricing please send your details to me via my contact page 

You can also follow me on instagram for more regular updates Elle_Fallon

 

 

Maternity Photographer Oxshott Surrey

Maternity Photographer Oxshott Surrey

For this maternity photoshoot I travelled to the very pretty and leafy suburb of Oxshott in Surrey. These portraits go back to my initial love of photography. The reason I started taking pictures was to create classic black & white portraits. I have never fallen out of love with this style of image.

I’ve chosen one shot from our photoshoot for this blog post. With a pure silk wrap and my wind machine. This maternity portrait is simple and yet effective. There is nothing more needed to capture the beauty of pregnancy.

Maternity Portraits – a celebration of motherhood

Maternity portraits are a celebration of becoming a mother. Recently I have absolutely loved looking at the iconic portraits of Rhianna and how she has embraced her pregnant shape. Isn’t it wonderful to see!  Photographed for Vogue by none other than Annie Leibovitz. Bringing back powerful memories of Demi Moore in the 90’s on the cover of Vanity Fair. Also photographed by AL of course. This was the shot that broke the mould! That created a stir and gave women the confidence to celebrate their pregnancies. It was never intended to be the cover. I love how AL talks about that moment in her book Annie Leibovitz At Work. If you haven’t read it yet I highly recommend checking it out.

Working as a maternity photographer and of course also as a newborn, baby and family photographer there is always a certain level of intimacy to my photoshoots. I like to travel to the homes of the families I photograph. Not only does this help to create a relaxed atmosphere for the photoshoot. It also provides privacy & comfort for these portraits. Not to mention taking the need to travel across London away from the new or expectant parents. I’ve always wanted to help as much as possible to make the experience as stress free as possible in that respect. My aim as soon as I enter the home is to put everyone at ease. I hopefully succeed most of the time!

I’ve always looked at maternity portraits as creating a wonderful record for the mother and her children. To celebrate everything that she did to bring her children into the world.

Maternity Photoshoot Booking

For maternity photoshoots I recommend booking as soon as possible after your second scan. You can contact me with your details via my booking page

Maternity & newborn photography packages are also available and a wonderful way to create a lasting record of the moments before your baby arrives and the first weeks following the birth.

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog today, I hope to meet you soon!

Elle x

 

Family photography Dulwich

Family photography Dulwich

The sweetest big sister photographed at her home in Dulwich with her newborn baby sister.

As a family photographer I am so lucky to get to experience moments like this. Sharing in the joy of a new member of the family. It is the greatest privilege to be invited into the family home to photograph precious moments like these.

When I meet children I want them to feel at ease straight away. My aim is to help everyone to feel relaxed and to ensure the photoshoot is a wonderful experience for the entire family. With an 11 year old daughter myself I felt an instant connection with this little girl. She was natural in front of the camera and with her new baby sister. She became a valued photography assistant!

When I work with older children and newborns it is truly magical. They are able to engage and to hold the new baby with care and ease. We chatted and giggled throughout this photoshoot and it was wonderful to photograph the two sisters together. I can imagine these two being inseparable, can’t you?

The results of this photoshoot took my breath away and it is with thanks to this wonderful little girl for her ease in front of the camera. The family chose a beautiful handmade album with digital images for their favourite pictures. What a true treasure to have!

For details of my family albums, hand crafted frames, cards, prints and professionally prepared digital images, which are all in addition to the session fee, please contact me for a price list.

I would like to thank the family for their wonderful review following our photoshoot!

“Elle is an amazing photographer. She is gentle, kind and professional. She is very good with babies and handled our baby very well. My babies pictures are BEAUTIFUL! Thank you Elle for being a supper photographer!” 

Newborn Baby Photographer Dulwich

Newborn Baby Photographer Dulwich

As it is close to Easter I thought I would share this darling picture of a newborn baby girl with my little hand knitted bunny! Isn’t it sweet the way her face is turned upwards towards the bunny, as if she is about to give him a little kiss or share a secret or two!

I believe that newborn photography should be simple and natural. I tend not to use too many props in my photographs but I’m not against a sweet little hat, headband or sweet little toy to add to the image. In this case it’s a little bunny! I have a suitcase of newborn accessories that I bring to each photoshoot. Everything I use is handmade and made with the softest, gentlest wools to ensure comfort for your newborn. many of you ask where I buy my wonderful outfits and little toys and I’m happy to be able to share the details with you! I can’t recommend her enough! Everything I use is from the wonderful and very talented Knitlandia

Please do check out her Etsy page. Each item is handmade to order so you do have to wait whilst she works her magic. It’s well worth the wait!

The start of this year has been incredible. I can’t believe how many babies I have already photographed and we are only a quarter through the year! I will be sharing more on my blog and instagram / facebook pages when I have a few moments. I’m incredibly grateful to the families I have met so far. It is wonderful to be invited into their homes at such a special time. Here are a few of the kind words I’ve received so far this year: Elle Fallon Reviews

Thank you for looking, I hope to meet you & your family soon!

Wishing you all a very happy Spring break!

Elle x

Newborn Photography in Greenwich

Newborn Photography in Greenwich

There are so many beautiful moments of calm during a newborn photography session. This picture sums those moments up perfectly for me. Also how these precious moments as a parent feel. You wait for ages (or so it feels!) for your newborn to finally rest their weary eyes and then when they do fall asleep you spend that time staring in awe at them or looking through photographs of them. They are just too precious and to quote another parent recently “newborns are pure magic!”

This picture with the two little teddy bears reminds me of a story book. It’s as if they are going on an adventure together. Of course Michale Rosens classic “We’re going on a bear hunt” springs to mind! I read this countless times with my children over the years and sang it as we walked through parks, woods and holding their little hands as they skipped along the wall. the most beautiful memories that will stay in my heart always. Which is why I entitled this picture ‘Bear Hunt’ on my Elle_Fallon instagram page. Do head over there to see some recent pictures from this and many other newborn photoshoots. I would love to receive your comments and please do follow me for more up to date work.

I can imaging this picture in a beautiful frame on the nursery wall or lovingly displayed in his Grandparents homes. Passed down to future generations and treasured by his parents forever. I’m so happy I was able to capture it for them.

As a London photographer I’m used to travelling to all corners of London and even some parts of Surrey & Kent. I do love south East London though which has been my home for over 20 years since I first moved to this beautiful city from the tiny far away Isle of the Isle of Wight. With Greenwich as one of my absolute favourite corners for a multitude of reasons that those who love Greenwich will know! One of the main reasons is of course the endless days I have spent there with my own children. Exploring the parks, soaking in the history and meeting with friends & families. I don’t think I could ever tire of Greenwich.

As I’m always travelling through different parts of London to visit the families I photograph, I do also get to explore a little. After 11 years of family photography I feel I know lots of corners and pockets of this incredible city. Aren’t we lucky that with every turn we feel we are walking the steps of so many great people before us. With each cobbled street and building telling a story of past travellers, writers, artists, photographers, families, traders and explorers! I could get lost in this city for hours and have done and hope to continue to do so.

I wonder what the adventures of this little one will bring!

Bear Hunt

For newborn photography bookings I recommend contacting me as soon as possible after your 20 week scan. I can then make sure that I reserve a space for you around your due date. There are occasionally last minute spaces available so if your baby has already arrived please do get in touch. Contact me via my booking page and I’d be happy to help

Family Portrait Photographer London & Kent

Family Portrait Photographer London & Kent

To kick off my first blog for 2022 and indeed almost for an entire year! I’ve chosen a beautiful family moment from a recent newborn photography session in London. I love travelling to the homes of the families I photograph. It provides the perfect intimate setting, helps to keep everyone relaxed and makes life easy for the new parents which is always my intention! As I bring my portable studio with me, lighting and a suitcase of newborn outfits, I really am able to create a newborn photography studio in any home.

A question I’m frequently asked is “can we have family photographs during the newborn session?”. The answer is of course 100% “yes!”. I’m also more than happy to include Grandparents and older siblings. Even the family pet has been known to make an appearance! So often now that I am considering adding pet portraits to my website!

The way I format my photoshoots is to work with the baby and that means it is a baby led newborn photoshoot. This means that at different stages I will encourage parents to hold their newborn for intimate family portraits like this or individual parent shots. I love mother & baby portraits and father and baby photography. It’s a big part of the session and also some of the most treasured photographs for the family. Then with a little time, patience and baby magic I work towards those beautiful sleepy newborn poses. Always with gentle ease and consideration to the newborns safety and comfort.

I book only one photoshoot per day. I do this for so many reasons but mainly so that the photoshoot is never rushed. It is important to me that the family I am photographing enjoys the experience as much as the results.

This picture makes me so happy when I look at it. I remember this moment in our photoshoot and both parents look truly happy and relaxed. Their precious new baby gently squished in the middle of their hug. A wonderful moment in time.

Family Portrait, London

I have been quiet on my blog recently, purely because life has taken over a little and I’ve found more time to update my instagram page with new work and less time to update my website. As we head into March 2022 I intend to start building and adding some new content on here. If you would like to view some of the beautiful maternity, newborn, baby and family photoshoots I’ve been working on recently please do head over to my instagram page Elle_Fallon where you can view my gallery of images.

Mothers Day Gift Vouchers

My ever popular mothers day gift vouchers are back for 2022. We are now on a count down to the special day! For details please contact me via my contact page

You can also purchase gift vouchers directly via my online shop 

For any specific packages and requests please do get in touch, I would love to hear from you and help plan your Mothers Day gift for that special day!

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