Pregnancy Photographer, Chelsea

Pregnancy Photographer, Chelsea

I’m very excited for Binky & JP who welcomed their beautiful baby girl into the world earlier this month.

It was fantastic to be part of their new show and to have taken Binky’s pregnancy portraits.

Watch the trailer and read the press release at the Daily Mail online here

you can also catch the trailer at Hello magazine online and the metro online

Coming to E4 soon!

Elle x

 

Newborn Photographer SW1

Newborn Photographer SW1

Sharing a few from this lovely newborn session in South London.

I love including personal items in my newborn pictures and was delighted to use this beautiful wedding veil. Such a special and delicate item to use. It’s lovely to link their wedding day to their newborn baby pictures. I imagine this veil will be passed on to this darling little girl and loved dearly.

Capturing the little details like the tiny and perfect little feet inside Mums heart shaped fingers. The size of their tiny little hand on top of Daddy & Mummy’s hand create a lasting and precious memory of this fleeting time. It’s incredible to see how she is only a tiny bit bigger than her Daddy’s hand curled up next to it in this shot.

I still can’t believe how quickly this time passes. My two children are now 6 and 2 years old. I try to hold onto every memory, every moment, each sweet little change and the happiness the sound of their voices brings to my day. I like to capture these precious moments for my Clients. Whether I am photographing their pregnancy, newborn, baby or family portraits with older children. My aim is to cerate a lasting memory of that time in their lives. Capturing their expressions naturally with elegant portraits that will last a lifetime.

I take time during all of my sessions to ensure these moments are captured perfectly. After each session I prepare a private proof gallery and each selected image is carefully retouched. Providing high quality professional images is always my top priority. I am very sensitive to my Clients needs and requests. I work with them continuously to ensure their finished images and products match all their needs. These pictures are going to be in their families for generations to come and it’s important to get it right.

Working with families across London I always enjoy chatting about local parent and baby groups. It’s great to exchange tips and ideas. One of my favourites is still netmums. Covering a whole range of London boroughs and full of tips for baby groups to go to which are great for meeting other new parents.

Becoming a parent can be quite a challenge and having the support of other parents local to you is wonderful. Especially in a big city like London.

I hope you enjoy these beautiful newborn portraits. It is a pleasure to share them. As always shared with permission.

Elle x

Newborn Photographer SW1

 

 

Pregnancy and Newborn Photography Session Clapham

In a rare quiet moment between photoshoots today I thought I’d quickly share a few pictures from this beautiful Pregnancy and Newborn Photography Session Clapham.

Some weeks my feet don’t seem to touch the ground but those are my favourite weeks! It has been glorious this week as I have returned to many of my pregnancy photoshoot clients for their newborn sessions. Being one of the first to meet their new arrival is definitely one of the perks of the job!

It’s a thrill to capture the beauty of pregnancy and then meet the little person who was curled up inside the bump. Celebrating new life in this way is an incredible joy.

I think these pictures create a lasting memory of a very special time. There is something so effortlessly elegant about black & white maternity portraits. This mamma to be looked absolutely stunning. I am sure these pictures will be kept in the family for generations.

I was talking to one of my Client’s recently on a photoshoot about the importance of taking time to capture these moments with professional photographs. In a time when we are saturated with i-phone images and selfies it is important to have photographs that will be valued, printed, put into albums and framed rather than disappear into Facebook. I am so glad that people feel as passionately about photography as I do. My family albums are my most treasured possessions. I feel it is important to give my children the same. Beautiful albums full of pictures of important moments in our lives.

The newborn photographs from this session always make me smile. This little man was not sleepy at all. So we captured many of him awake. The middle shot is my favourite. I bundled him up in a swaddle to keep his little arms still for a moment. He has the sweetest little round face. You can see him just gently peeling it away with his tiny hands.

As always shared with permission….

Pregnancy and Newborn Photography Session Clapham

 

 

 

 

West London Newborn Photographer

West London Newborn Photographer

This was a lovely newborn photography session in West London. After photographing their first child two years ago at only two weeks old. I couldn’t wait to return and meet his new baby brother. He was just as beautiful and I love the results of this session.

I’m delighted to share a few of my favourites from our photoshoot.

The first is a perfect little tummy pose from this gorgeous newborn baby boy. Just look at his little folded arms. This is a classic newborn baby portrait. I can imagine it being treasured for years to come by all the family.

It can be challenging getting a toddler close enough to kiss a newborn safely. This little one was a dream though! He couldn’t wait to kiss his new baby brother. Just at the moment he leaned in for the kiss the baby had a quick peak to see what going on. I loved capturing this sweet moment.

The next shot I’ve chosen is the “tiger in the woods”. I took the same photograph of his older brother at two weeks old. They will look amazing next to each other in a frame.

The final picture I’ve chosen is this beautiful mother & baby portrait. I often take shots whilst parents are soothing and settling their babies. It was towards the end of our session and the baby was becoming a little unsettled. I took this just as she was shhhing and settling him. It just seemed so natural and captured the moment perfectly.

As a mother I find pictures of me with my children are rare and even more so as they grow up. These tender moments should be captured and treasured. Your little ones will thank you for it and hold them dear.

With special thanks to my Client for permission to share these special moments.

Elle x

West London Newborn Photographer

 

West London Newborn Photographer

 

 

 

 

Newborn Photographer South West London

Newborn Photographer South West London

This sweet little newborn was photographed at just two weeks new. I love the shot I took with the beautiful handmade blanket, made by her great Grandma. It was lovely to capture something so personal for the family. With her little fingers gently resting by her face.

Newborn Photographer South West London

For this next portrait I used a soft handmade bonnet and wrap from my collection of handmade newborn props. These are always firm favourites with my Clients. The beautiful cobweb affect of this wrap is stunning. It’s very fragile and delicate. This little one was such a dream to photograph.

I always photograph the little details like the hands and feet. One of my favourite ways to capture perfect toes is cupped in their parents hands. Like a little clam. For this one I used Daddy’s hand on top and mummy’s underneath.

There is nothing quite like the memory of your newborn baby grasping onto one of your fingers. Their ting fingers wrapped around one of yours. Possibly the best feeling in the world. Definitely one that you never forget and it is so lovely to create a lasting memory of this.

It is hard to resist a double pom pom hat! This is another favourite with my Clients. It’s just so gorgeous in this adorable folded arm position.

Choosing the perfect time for your newborn session

I like to take the lead of the new parents on this one. My guide is to book your newborn portrait session before your baby is born. This is so that a time period around your due date can be reserved. It ensure that I can fit you in within the first 1 – 3 weeks following the birth. This is the ideal time for newborn portraits. It is when your baby is still sleepy and we can achieve these beautiful newborn poses.

The reason I say I like to take the parents lead is because this is simply my guide. Births are unpredictable and sometimes there is a little more recovery time needed. I always listen to my Clients and work with their needs.

You can find further details on my frequently asked questions page.

Pregnancy Photography Session, Notting Hill, London

Pregnancy Photography Session, Notting Hill, London

Another lovely pregnancy photoshoot in Notting Hill, one of my favourite pockets of london!

This session was such a pleasure to do with this beautiful mother to be and her husband. Excitedly preparing for the arrival of their first baby. We had a very relaxed afternoon at their home in Notting Hill. I love taking my pregnancy photography studio to my Clients homes. The studio can easily adapt to any space. I am very used to working in London homes of all shapes and sizes. The results are always professional, studio quality portraits. Taken in the comfort of your own home.

A photoshoot at home in my opinion is the setting is perfect for pregnancy photography. It is completely private. Allowing my Clients to relax and enjoy their photoshoot. With no time pressures or limitations. I am very open to ideas and like to incorporate all portraits they would like to achieve. Often reviewing and discussing ideas before and during the session. I also bring plenty of fabrics with me which work well in black & White.

I love getting to know my Clients and we often end up laughing a lot. It’s great when these moments are captured on camera. The in-between moments that are natural. These always stand out to me.

I love the sheer joy on their faces in their couple portrait. The smile I captured in her silk fabric portrait. These are pictures tell a beautiful story of their journey through pregnancy together.

Client Comments:

” Thank you so very much for the wonderful pictures! It was lovely doing this photoshoot with you. Such a wonderful time in my life and I’m so happy to have had it photographed by you. I will definitely be in touch for a Mommy/baby shoot!”

Pregnancy Photography Session, Notting Hill, London

Pregnancy Photography Session, Notting Hill, London

 

 

 

Newborn Twin Photography Session London

Newborn Twin Photography Session London

Before I leave for my Sunday pregnancy photoshoot I had to just share these two little beauties. Photographed at a recent newborn twin photography session near Tower Bridge, London.

Two peas in a pod. The perfect shot for a lovely lazy Sunday afternoon! I hope you are all enjoying yours. The sun has been in and out today and it’s been the ideal weather for the London Marathon. I’ve been thinking of all the runners today. We usually try to make it down to Greenwich for our two children to high five the runners. Unfortunately this year with our schedule of photoshoots it’s just not been possible. We’ve had our own mini marathon in the garden though. My two love to have races up and down whilst we time them. Obstacle courses are another firm favourite! A great way to wear them out before bedtime!

I wonder if these two will ever run in the London marathon or perhaps the Olympics?! I wonder what their path will be. They look so perfect wrapped up in this little pod and it was a wonderful newborn session.

I love newborn twin photography sessions. It is incredible to photograph two tiny babies together and an honour to be one of the first to meet them. They were both as dreamy as they look in this picture.

Twin sessions do take longer than single newborn sessions. I recommend booking as far in advance as possible (after your 20 week scan) so that the photoshoot can be planned. Please contact me for details.

I’m looking forward to returning in a few months for their 6 month session. It will be amazing to document them as they grow! Watch this space for their next session pictures to see the changes. I will do a gallery at the end of their first year to show the transition. I have a great ‘watch me grow’ programme. Drop me an email or fill in your details on the booking page for details.

Newborn Twin Photography Session London

 

Newborn Twin Photography Session London

Newborn Photographer Canary Wharf, London E14

Newborn Photographer Canary Wharf, London E14

Following on from my pregnancy session post yesterday I’m pleased to introduce the gorgeous new arrival. Another amazing photography session with this lovely family. Proudly holding their newborn baby boy in their arms.

I love my parent portraits. A major part of my newborn, baby or family photography sessions. I feel it is important to capture pictures of parents with their children. These are the shots that their children will hold dearest as they grow up. It is after all these precious moments, cradled in your parents arms as a newborn that you will never tire of looking at. I often have parents shy away from the camera. Asking for pictures only of their baby. It is a natural feeling. Especially after you have just had your baby and are feeling a little sleep deprived. I am more than happy to do this and have done on many occasions. However, I also always gently encourage just a few family and parent shots. I know how loved these pictures will be by the children. The pictures are for them to cherish.

My style of black & white photography focusses on creating images that are flattering for all of the subjects. I am very sensitive to my Client’s and aim to create images that they will be proud of. Not just in the moment but in years to come. I think black & white photography is ageless in the way.

I always make sure that the studio is comfortable, safe and peaceful. This little one was just so dreamy to photograph, he literally slept through our portrait session. One of the most contented little babies I have come across so far!  I have been photographing newborns for years and have often been called ‘the baby whisperer’ which is a huge compliment. It comes with years of experience of handling newborns and babies. Posing a newborn is a huge responsibility, they are very tiny and fragile. Just adapting to life outside of the womb. It is important that you choose an experienced & professional photographer to capture your newborn portraits. All of my portraits are taken in a safe setting with a professional newborn studio that I will bring into your home. I am professionally trained and have photographed hundreds of newborns over the years.

I love working with newborns, it is one of the greatest joys of my work.

Newborn Photographer Canary Wharf, London E14

 

Newborn Photographer Canary Wharf, London E14

 

 

 

 

Pregnancy Photography Canary Wharf, London

Pregnancy Photography Canary Wharf, London

Another lovely pregnancy photography session in Canary Wharf London. I’ve been looking forward to sharing this one on my blog! Such a lovely couple. The double pregnancy and newborn portrait package was brought as a gift from husband to wife. I thought it was such a romantic and considerate thing to do. It is the perfect way to show you partner that you think they look beautiful right now.

The time together before your first baby is very intimate and caring. I love to try to capture that in my pregnancy session’s. Pregnancy photography sessions are an opportunity for a couple to share that moment in time. It gives you that space and time to take a moment to look forward to meeting your new baby. I always hope that the tenderness of this moment comes across in my portraits. The beauty of black and white photography is that it does eliminate all other distractions around the subject. Helping you to focus on the moment captured.

The first portrait in this series with them creating a subtle heart shape around her belly is one of my favourites. Dad was so amazing during the session.

I am always happy to chat to my Client’s about what they would like to achieve during their session. There are lots of lovely ideas for positions and poses on pinterest and it’s great to create a mood board and refer to these during the session. Equally I am very happy to take the lead and let the session happen naturally. This is often the preference for my Clients. Who like to put their trust in me to create the portraits they would like. I can tell personalities very early on and gently ease any feelings of anxiety before the session. By creating a relaxed environment with no pressure the results are truly natural and elegant.

A few weeks after our session their beautiful baby arrived and I was thrilled to return for their newborn photography session. I will share some of these in my next blog. I think it is lovely to show the before and after so that you can get a feel of my portrait sessions.

Today I’ve had a busy morning preparing for my packed weekend of photoshoots. A mixture of pregnancy, newborn, baby and family sessions this weekend.

Thank you for looking – as always, images shared with permission from my Clients.

Elle x

 

Pregnancy Photography Canary Wharf, London

Pregnancy Photography Canary Wharf, London

 

 

 

Baby Photographer Clapham London

Baby Photographer Clapham London

Hi All,

What better way to start the Easter bank holiday weekend then with this gorgeous little one. Photographs from a recent newborn photography session in Clapham. The follow on to the last pregnancy pictures I posted. Meet their new arrival!

Isn’t he a perfect little button. The newborn stage is so fleeting that I love to capture them cradled on their parents arm. This week I returned to see one of my newborn Client’s and their baby is now 4 months old. We marvelled at her newborn pictures and how she had fitted the length of their arm with her head in neatly in their palm. Now a gorgeous bouncy baby and so robust. They had quite forgotten just how small she was. As a parent you spend so much time in the moment it is wonderful to look back and be reminded of how fragile they were.

Cuddled up with a tiny toy that is half the size of them but will soon fit in their hand. Cradling their tiny toes in the centre of your hands. Having their tiny fingers wrap around yours. All these precious moments that we will hold dear forever.

It gives me a great feeling of purpose to capture these moments. I know how much they will be treasured by their parents.

I hope you are all enjoying the start to the bank holiday weekend! We have the perfect weather for a change and so much happening in London. For the first time in years my family and I are staying in town and enjoying every moment. There is so much to see that we normally miss by being away. The Tall ships in Greenwich this weekend, meeting up with friends for picnics and egg rolling down telegraph hill! I’m so happy to have this special time with my family.

I also have some lovely newborns to photograph in-between my family time this Easter. I do love all the Spring arrivals. Yesterday I photographed a beautiful newborn baby boy in Bermondsey. Just 10 days old! It was so nice to see them all again. The last time I met them was for their pregnancy photography session. It was a pleasure to hear the story of their little ones arrival and to take his first pictures. Sharing in those first joyous moments with them all.

I’ll be adding some more pictures from this and other session’s very soon.

In the meantime wishing you all a very happy Easter in the sunshine!

Elle x

Baby Photographer Clapham London