Archive for the ‘Family portraits’ Category

London children’s and baby photography: Sleeping babes and family portraits

I photographed this set back in the Autumn, but have only just sat down to add these to the blog – the wait has been worth it for me though and revisiting these images to compile this post has been gratifying as I had forgotten how much I like these images – so it gives […]

 

I photographed this set back in the Autumn, but have only just sat down to add these to the blog – the wait has been worth it for me though and revisiting these images to compile this post has been gratifying as I had forgotten how much I like these images – so it gives me great  pleasure to share them.

So we roll back to October and a trip out to Hertfordshire to visit this young man and his parents for a portrait shoot. Before I arrived, I had been asked to capture some strong black and white portraits and general documentary shoots of the family.   A sleeping baby greeted me, which made for a relaxed start capturing some detail and making the most of a still baby.

 

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London newborn photography: Baby Isabelle

This is baby Isabelle at 9 days old.  I had the pleasure of shooting maternity portraits of Isabelle’s parents at the end of June and recently went back to visit them and their newborn baby for the second half of their bump to baby photography session.  Here are some of the highlights of the couple […]

 

This is baby Isabelle at 9 days old.  I had the pleasure of shooting maternity portraits of Isabelle’s parents at the end of June and recently went back to visit them and their newborn baby for the second half of their bump to baby photography session.  Here are some of the highlights of the couple of hours we spent together.

 

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St Albans child portraits

Newborn photography in St Albans

St Albans newborn photographer

Winchmore Hill newborn baby portraits

Winchmore Hill baby photography

I especially enjoyed photographing baby Isabelle as it feels like a stage of a very pleasurable journey (of being photographer for her parents engagement, wedding and maternity portraits)  has ended and a new one has begun with this newborn shoot. I am looking forward to going back to visit this lovely family and to shooting them again- as her dad said to me when we sat down to view these baby portraits, ‘this is great, it’s like having your own official  family portrait photographer‘ – which to me was a great compliment.

 

You can see more of my family and portrait work HERE, view my portrait pricing HERE (with shoots from £75) or contact me HERE and talk to me about booking a shoot for your family or children to update your family photographs.

 

 

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London Portrait Photographer: Bump to Baby Portrait session in St Albans. Part 1.

I feel really privileged to have been booked by this lovely couple for a ‘bump to baby’ portrait session – having been party to their wedding preparations and wedding day in early 2010, to be invited back to capture their growing baby bump a few weeks before the birth of their first child was a […]

 

I feel really privileged to have been booked by this lovely couple for a ‘bump to baby’ portrait session – having been party to their wedding preparations and wedding day in early 2010, to be invited back to capture their growing baby bump a few weeks before the birth of their first child was a great honour.  We met in their new home and after a quick cup of tea braved the truly atrocious wet weather to head out to the local park. The ruins of St Albans’ Sopwell House (a former nunnery from pre-dissolution days)  provided some much needed shelter from the rain and meant we could dispense with the umbrellas.  We had already decided in pre-shoot discussions that we wanted to break with convention slightly and make this a truly family affair involving Dad too and to capture not only the beautiful baby bump but also the bond between our prospective parents.

I’ve always thought it important to record the first few months of a babies foray into the world, and having captured my own partners baby bump during her pregnancy with our son, I know what an amazing time this is – recording it has allowed us both to remember what it was like at that time and also show our son the amazing creature he was when he was that bump.

I hope you enjoy looking at these images from their shoot – I am really looking forward to being called and asked to capture part two as well as meeting the new addition to their family.

 

 

Pregnancy portrait pghotography in a St Albans Park

St Albans baby bump photography session Maternity portrait shoot in St Albans park

 

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London baby bump portraits

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Bump to baby portraits in London

Pregnancy photography in London

I am now offering parents to be (I always like to get the Dads involved too) the opportunity to book a ‘bump to baby’ maternity portrait  session followed by a newborn session shortly after the arrival of your little one.  Please take a look at my investment guide for further details.

To book a shoot email at andrew@photographyonthehill.co.uk or call me on 07970734175 or use the contact form below.

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Documentary Newborn and Children’s Photography: Zack and Mia

Family and baby portraits are always great fun to photograph and this latest shoot was no exception – two very relaxed parents and two great children, including the new baby.  Before I arrived I had approached Mum & Dad with a view to using a more documentary style on their shoot.  I wanted to capture […]

 

Family and baby portraits are always great fun to photograph and this latest shoot was no exception – two very relaxed parents and two great children, including the new baby.  Before I arrived I had approached Mum & Dad with a view to using a more documentary style on their shoot.  I wanted to capture real, honest moments as they happened with the whole family doing what they normally do.  I love those cutesy posed newborn shots that are so in vogue these days – but there is something about getting everyone involved and just capturing the normal everyday life of a family that is so much more involving for me.

This approach came about because when my own son was born, I really felt we missed out in some-ways – being new parents meant that more often than not other needs were more pressing than capturing the events surrounding us. Whilst we have some lovely baby photos, there are moments we simply missed and it would have been great to occasionally have someone to capture things as they happened, whilst we wrangled our newborn and got on with learning on the job.

 

 

Documentry childrens photography in London and Hertfordshire

London and Home Counties Portrait Photography

Documentry family and childrens portrait photographer in London

Child and baby portrait photography in London and Hertfordshire

Newborn baby portraits in London

Family portrait photography in Hertfordshire and Essex

Baby photography in Enfield, Winchmore Hill, Southgate and North London

 

This style of photography is, in my opinion, well suited to turning into either an album or book or a box of mounted prints – something tangible, telling the story as photographed.

 

If you are interested in some stylish family, children or baby portraits then please get in touch using the CONTACT ME button below. Prices for sessions start at £75 and can be found here.

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Family Portrait Photography on Location around North London

Shooting family photographs on location is great – not only does it provide lots of interesting backgrounds to shoot portraits against whilst having some fun doing it, it also creates a connection between the subjects and the location, creating a tangible memory that is brought to life in the image and can be treasured forever. […]

 

Shooting family photographs on location is great – not only does it provide lots of interesting backgrounds to shoot portraits against whilst having some fun doing it, it also creates a connection between the subjects and the location, creating a tangible memory that is brought to life in the image and can be treasured forever.  Living right on the edge of London we are fortunate to have access to some great outdoor locations which we can use at any time of the year – and yet achieve markedly different results.

Both the following sets of family and children’s portraits were photographed at Trent Park, Enfield. The first set, of some lovely clients whose baby photographs I also took, were shot in December, just in time to be turned into fantastic framed prints as Christmas presents for Grandparents.

fun family portraits in Trent Park, Enfield

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The second family were shot the previous summer, making the most of the sunshine and warm weather to explore further into the park.

London family portraits in the summer

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summer family portraits in North London

London family portraits on location

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With summer approaching now is a great time to get outside and get some great family portraits. If you are based in Barnet, Enfield, Winchmore Hill or anywhere in North London, Herfordshire or Essex and you are looking  for a photographer for your family portraits, please give me a call on 07970734175 or use the contact me button below to see how we can create some fabulous images and treasured memories at affordable prices.