Blackheath Newborn Photoshoot
I am very happy to share this mother and baby portrait taken at a recent newborn photoshoot in Blackheath London.
Parent and baby portraits form an important part of my newborn photoshoots. It is tender moments like these that will be treasured by both mother and child for years to come. If my Clients don’t feel camera-ready that is not a problem. I have many other ways of including parents in the photoshoot to show the gentle care and love they have for their new baby. Such as using hands to cup the perfectly tiny feet or cradle their hands.
On the day of the photoshoot, I will arrive at your home with my portable studio, lighting, backdrops and my suitcase of beautiful handmade baby outfits, headbands, and hats. All items are carefully selected for softness, material and the natural look they will give the photographs.
Once I have found the best spot in the home to set up the first part of the session is often spent chatting whilst we get your baby ready. I like to get to know my Client’s and put everyone at ease, even the most camera shy! I am very used to working with new parents as well as newborns. As a mother myself, I can relate to the emotions and anxieties of those first few weeks. I want to make the experience of a newborn photoshoot easy and enjoyable for everyone. This starts with travelling to my Client’s home. Taking any stress out of the day.
When to Book
Newborn photoshoots are best scheduled during the first three weeks following the birth. This is the ‘newborn’ stage and it is incredible how quickly they change! If possible please book your photoshoot in advance. I recommend after your 20-week scan. This ensures that I will be able to fit you in when your baby is born. I will reserve a time period around your due date for natural deliveries. For planned deliveries, we can pre-book the photoshoot date.
For further details and full price list please contact me via my booking page, I would love to hear from you!
Mother and Baby Portrait
Capturing moments of joy with family photography in your home
I loved returning to Wimbledon in South West London recently to photograph a family a first met two years ago when they asked me to capture the pregnancy and newborn pictures for their first baby.
This beautiful moment was captured at their home during the newborn photo-shoot for baby number 2! Whilst Dad was soothing and feeding the new arrival I quickly took the opportunity to take some pictures with these two. Making sure they had some special mother/daughter time together. You can see how much fun they were having and how relaxed they both felt in front of the camera. I love that this shines through in the picture.
Like most mothers I often feel that I’m not very often in pictures with my children. It is always me after all who is behind the camera making sure I capture all those precious milestones. I love creating a record of my children’s childhood for them to look back on. However, I can’t help but notice how often I hear from my friends and Client’s that there just aren’t enough if any pictures of them with their children.
For this reason, I like to make a point of capturing some special Mum pictures in every photoshoot. After all these are the ones that your children and grandchildren are going to treasure the most.
I would love to hear from you and capture your next milestone for you, please get in touch here
Family photography in your home
I’m in love with these shots! Thank you to my Client for permission to share some of the beautiful photographs I took at newborn photography session at her home in Holland Park.
As requested by my Client as well as the classic black and white shots, I included some beautiful colour pictures for her. I’m really pleased with the results. I have also added a few more to my instagram. I would love to know what you think!
On request I am including these with all of my classic black & white photoshoot’s at home. I bring everything that is needed to you so that you don’t have to leave. Including these beautiful handmade props for newborn photography session’s. Silks and lace for pregnancy photography session’s are also provided by me. Using my portable studio and lighting guarantee’s perfect results in your home every time.
I would love to hear from you and capture the next important stage for you and your family. Please contact me for further details here
My Client’s come back to me year after year to capture their family portraits. This is the biggest compliment for me and I love returning to see them again. I have lots of reviews both on my testimonial page and on my google review page.
So valentines day is fast approaching! I have had many orders for valentines day gift vouchers already. There is still time to purchase yours! Gift voucher’s are personalised and can be made for bespoke packages. There is nothing more romantic than a family photoshoot or pregnancy photoshoot together with the loved one’s in your life. As well as a beautiful experience you will have the photographs to cherish for a life time.
My gift voucher’s are presented in a gift box with a set of miniature green & blacks chocolates. Silver embossed and tied with a bow! I will take a picture of my next one ready to send once I’ve finished my preparations! Purchases can be made here
Please include your home address or the delivery address for your voucher and any personal message when placing your order.
Thank you xx
Newborn Photography Session Holland Park London
“I have always been a bit wary of these types of photos but Elle took beautiful pictures and is so gentle with your baby that you’re so happy for her to coax your baby into positions. She just knows babies and you don’t feel under any time pressure if your baby needs feeding or changing. I now have beautiful pictures of my beautiful little girl to treasure forever.”
Thank you so much to my Client for this beautiful review and for permission to share these beautiful shots I took of her newborn baby girl! Isn’t she beautiful!
In my opinion it doesn’t matter when you choose to photograph your new baby. It will always worth capturing them at any stage. Some of my Client’s manage to book before their baby has been born. In this instance I can guarantee I will be available to photograph their new baby in the first 2-3 weeks following the birth. However for some of my Client’s they simply hadn’t thought of newborn photography until their little one arrived. It is after all hard to think of everything when you are becoming a parent for the first time! My advice is to get in touch at any stage. After all even though they are rapidly growing before your eyes they will never be this small again.
I have photographed new babies up to 5 & 6 weeks old and the results have been just as lovely as the first two weeks.
If you have missed the newborn stage it can also be worth waiting until they are a little bigger. When they are able to sit unaided or push themselves up on their tummy’s. For example between 4 – 6 months old. These session’s are also great if you have older children and you would like to have pictures of them altogether. If the older siblings are still quite small (ages 2- 4) and unable to safely hold the new baby, waiting for the baby to be a little stronger and sturdier means that they will all be able to comfortably sit together. It is a great way to capture some beautiful family moments. Also at this age there will be lots of beautiful baby smiles and the children will have had time to all get used to each other and create the brother and sister bond.
First Year Photography
Another option is to capture all the key stage sin the first year! These year book session’s are very popular and need to be booked as far in advance as possible. You will receive three photoshoot’s spread over one year at stages as you choose. To capture your family developing and changing.
Booking details on my contact page
I love this newborn photograph from one of my recent session’s in Maida Vale, London. Mixing my classic black & white style with some colour images. For families who would like a little colour with their session’s.
These are becoming increasingly popular and I’m really enjoying the results. This little one is photographed wearing my gorgeous forest green tassel hat which has matching shorts (off camera in this shot). This set looks equally gorgeous in my classic black & white style. I’ll be adding more colour pictures from recent photoshoots to my website soon. I’d love to know what you think!
You can contact me for further details about my classic black and white photoshoot’s and my mixed colour and black & white photoshoots here
Also I’d like to give a huge thanks to all the families who have been kind enough to leave a review on my google review page. I’m so grateful to have worked with you all and thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback.
Newborn Photographer Maida Vale London
Family and Children Photographer London UK
Is it Friday already! Where has the week gone? Zooming by to February, but I can’t lie I am always glad to wave goodbye to January and February and welcome the warmer months of March & April. That’s if we don’t have March snow again this year!
I’ve been busy the last few weeks welcoming 2019 babies into the world with their first photoshoot’s. It’s been a pleasure and I’ve even had the joy of photographing a few sets of newborn twins. Is there anything more magical than newborn twins sleeping together! I’m sorry if I have mentioned this before but I’m always in awe of the after every photoshoot.
Props for newborn photography
I’m in love with some of my handmade newborn set’s from from etsy. Fresh for 2019 newborn photoshoots. I love starting the new year with some new props and outfit’s for my photoshoots. There are so many incredibly talented newborn prop makers on Etsy.
I choose handmade knitted hats, nappy covers as well as some of the beautiful vintage lace and soft felt rompers. The fact that they are handmade makes them extra special and unique. I bring a suitcase full of them to every newborn photoshoot for parents to choose their favourite look for their baby.
My style is natural and for the colour photo’s I use beautiful pale lilac’s, pinks, blue’s, green’s and silver greys. These work just as well in my classic black & white style which is loved by the families I photograph.
Family and Children Photography
As I was editing recent session’s for my blog and website I came across this beautiful picture from the last photoshoot I shared. The smile on her face brightened my day! I’m sure it will yours too. Captured whilst we were waiting for her new baby sister to be camera ready. (fed and burped!).
I think we were mid dance at this point. Which gave a beautiful, natural movement to the shot. I love to have fun with children. Their photoshoot should feel non pressured and enjoyable for them. It also helps to be setting up the studio in their home. Adding to the excitement and also ensuring they feel at ease.
There are some more older children portraits on my baby and family page here
Thank you for looking, please feel free to contact me for details and pricing.
Family & Children Photographer London
The lovely sausage dog image as mentioned by my client in my previous post. I just had to add it today!
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Stay cosy and have a lovely weekend!
Hello 2019! I can’t believe we are mid January and this is the first time I’ve found a moment to blog.
Pregnancy and Newborn Photography South East London
It’s been a gentle start to the year for me, welcoming lots of beautiful newborn babies and even a few sets of twins into the year. As well as quite a few pregnancy photoshoot’s for 2019 to be babies!
I’m so happy to share some more pictures from some recent photoshoot’s with you. I am always so grateful to my Client’s for permission to share their pictures with you all!
With my work and also looking after my own two little ones there is hardly a moment left. I am sure all parents can relate to this juggle, whatever age your children are. You are needed in so many different ways. Often feeling like super Mamma or Dad!
” Elle captured both of my pregnancies and thus both of my girls as newborns. There were three years between the two babies, but I wouldn’t have considered going to anyone else the second time. Elle captured gorgeous and flattering pictures, on all occasions.
Elle is very patient, calm and gentle, and puts you at total ease. For me personally, this was needed – after all, few feel their best when heavily pregnant or having just given birth, but also for our second daughter esp. As a severe reflux baby, sadly she generally only screamed at that point in time. But with Elle’s help, we were able to capture some beautiful pictures, with the baby even nodding off for small moments of time.
Elle was also happy to include our miniature sausage dog in some of the photos for all shoots – after all, he’s one of the family too :)”
I’ve chosen a few pregnancy and one newborn photograph for my blog today. I will also have to share the glorious sausage dog picture mentioned in my Client’s review above! I absolutely loved their little dog!
It is always a thrill to be asked to return to capture the second pregnancy and newborn. It’s an opportunity to catch up again and to see the little newborn baby I first photographed two years ago as a bouncy happy little girl getting ready for her new baby sister! I think these shots capture that excitement and enthusiasm without any need for further words!
I hope you enjoy them!
Pregnancy and Newborn Photoshoot, Kensington London.
1 …. 2 … 3!
Photographing the pregnancy and baby pictures for baby number three! Having captured babies one and two for this lovely family it was a joy to be asked to return again! This time for a baby girl after two boys!
I have so many favourites from all of our photoshoots over the years. I will post a little gallery of these when I have more time. For now these are just a few very special bump to baby shots. With mummy and her baby girl.
Each time I return to capture this growing family I am greeted with so much warmth. The pictures from our previous photoshoots are lovingly displayed around their beautiful home. With such care and attention. Taking pride of place in much of the home. There are very few possessions I treasure more than pictures of my children. I am aware of the importance of being asked to capture these precious moments for families. For that reason every photoshoot is completely unique. With different emotions and feelings captured on camera. I am constantly reminded of the enormity of a parents love.
At the moment I’m in the midst of a Christmas rush of orders. I am busy squirrelled away in my office editing, retouching, printing, designing albums, frame layouts, gift vouchers and ensuring that everything is ready to be delivered in time for the big day! Everything is looking so beautiful. I’m enjoying my stunning new Elle Fallon packaging and the incredible quality of my mounted fine art archival prints.
There is still time to order your Christmas gift voucher if you haven’t had time to purchase that perfect Christmas gift!
All gift vouchers are personalised and come in a gift box with a set of miniature Green & Blacks chocolates! Perfect to nestle under the Christmas tree.
Pregnancy & Newborn Photoshoot Gallery
Newborn Photographer Kensington
So happy to share a few of these intimate moments from a newborn photography session in Kensington, London.
I love the size of the rose next to her little clenched fist! A reminder of just how tiny and precious she is. The newborn stage is as fleeting as a rose. Our beautiful babies are not little for long and it is as always a privilege to capture this time.
I always recommend capturing family and parent portraits during your photoshoot. Even if you’re not really feeling camera ready. There are often few opportunities to be photographed altogether and these are the pictures your little one will no doubt treasure the most when he / she is grown.
Daddy popped back from work during our photoshoot, giving me enough time to capture these beautiful family and Daddy shots. Some of my favourites from our session.
One of the best parts of my job is the amazing network of families I have had the opportunity to meet over the years. Sharing in one of the most incredibly happy times of their lives. A small moment in time captured forever. I want the memory of the photoshoot itself to be as happy as the pictures.
This week and indeed the next few weeks on the run up to Christmas are some of my busiest yet. I have a packed week of newborn and pregnancy photoshoots. And there will be lots to do to prepare all the orders and images in time for Christmas gifts. I do love this time of year though! Starting with Halloween this week to kick off the festivities! My 8 year old is going to be ‘Moaning Myrtle’ from Harry Potter this year! I’ve never seen someone so in love with their Halloween costume. Any opportunity she gets the Harry Potter cape is back on!
Have a great week everyone!
Newborn Photographer Kensington