Newborn portraits | Rory

I had the pleasure of photographing Lynsey and Craig’s wedding last year – and was excited to meet their baby Rory for his newborn portraits, aged 12 days. Guarding the new arrival was Angel Cakes the German Shepherd.
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And given that she pre-dated Rory as the first member of Lynsey and Craig’s family – her own portrait.

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There were lots of signs of a baby:  cards, balloons, new toys … and a tired dad.

London portrait of dad of newbornLondon newborn portrait photographer - baby cards And here he is – on his own, with mum, dad and together. The second one was especially taken for Lynsey, as she described his hand movements while sleeping as ‘casting spells’.

London newborn portrait - baby boy with dadLondon newborn portrait - baby boy with dadLondon newborn portrait - baby boy with dadLondon newborn portrait - baby and parentsLondon newborn portrait - baby and parentsLondon newborn portrait - baby and parents London newborn portrait - baby and motherLondon newborn portrait - baby asleepLondon newborn portrait - mother and babyLondon newborn portrait - sleeping babyLondon newborn portrait - son and father And finally, Rory visits his local so landlady Judi can have a cuddle (note dad Craig and Judi’s husband propping up the bar behind) and his parents can have a meal without cooking.

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London family portraits | Islington

I photographed Jo and Manoj’s wedding about six years ago and since then, they’ve had two delightful daughters – Isabel and Ava. We recently did some family portraits of them in and near their London home in Islington.  They had a selection of reportage style photographs of them reading stories and playing games and and some more formal portraits of them in a nearby park.  Here are some of my favourites.

Wimbledon family portraits | Monica and family

Monica wanted some casual photos of her family taken in the park near their Wimbledon home to capture where her children spend so much of their life, as well as having a more formal portraits for a grandparent’s 80th birthday present.
We started with a family group.

Wimbledon family portraitsThen moved onto the important task of Jedi warfare. Wimbledon family portraits - sword fighting

Wimbledon family portriats - jedi knights fightingNext up, some running along favourite paths and scooter action.

Wimbledon family portraits

Wimbledon child portraitThe games don’t stop: girls versus boys in trying to get to the other side of the square without being caught.

Wimbledon family portraits

Wimbledon family portraitsThe wonder of a bug … but if you put your arms like THIS (Jedi warrior stance, obviously), you are safe.

Wimbledon child portraitA hill means running, if you’re a small boy.

Wimbledon child portraitOr a bit of a meander in your favourite stripey socks. London family portraits Amazing how tiring this all is.

Wimbledon family portraits

Wimbledon child portraitAll too soon, it was time to collect our belongings and return home.

Wimbledon family photographer

Wimbledon family photographer

Finishing the afternoon with Looney Tunes cartoons on the TV and Hula Hoops on the fingers.

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Small people and sunshine

I last saw Peter and Amanda several years ago when their son Henry was a baby. Now they have baby Sasha and Henry is very much a young man, seriously interested in sticks, transformers and investigating locked gates. We got together this morning before his school sports day in Dulwich, taking some relaxed family group photos. Children are usually a delight to photograph anyway, but when they are playing and cuddling with the rest of their family, it’s really special. I often wonder how treasured those photographs will be in the future for the children themselves.

Chelsea baby portraits | Thea

Almost five years ago exactly, I was photographing Patrick on his first birthday. Now he’s running around with a Nintendo game … and it was his sister Thea’s turn this week on HER first birthday in Chelsea. What’s amazing is how similar they look at the same age. Here are a few from their session which are going into a feature album with one selected as a large wall portrait.
Chelsea family portraits

Chelsea baby portraits

Chelsea baby portraits

Chelsea baby portraits

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Chelsea family portraits

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Kensington baby portraits

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West Sussex family portraits

I’ve known Bronwyn since I was about 10, when our families were in the local choral society together.  We would spend our weekends ‘helping’ to paint sets, make props and bang nails into pieces of wood and many week nights with our homework in the local town hall while our parents rehearsed their singing. So it was brilliant to do family portraits of her, her husband Phil and daughters Amelia and Freyia recently at their home in West Sussex.
When I arrived, we saw the weather closing in and immediately put on boots to walk through woods near their home across a footbridge, where the girls watched passing trains.

West Sussex family portraits

The cloud cover gave us very gentle light for some portraits.

West Sussex family portraits

Amelia was very keen not to miss any opportunity to get close to the camera, even when the photographer was, ahem, ‘hidden’ in the grass.

West Sussex family portraits

And she was completely delighted with a tree stump just made for her to climb and play the king of the castle … although getting down took almost as much effort as getting up.


Freyia was completely chilled throughout our session, enjoying her scenic perch in the arms of either Bronwyn or Phil.

West Sussex children's portraits

Autumn leaves – something the family is going to miss when it returns to Australia next year.

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The edge of the woods had a perfect seat for a formal family portrait.

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In another woodland gap, Amelia found a log to use as a horse.

Child portraits

Then home while Bronwyn whipped up a lemon delicious pudding (a recipe we both have and use from our school home economics classes) and Amelia and Phil entertained the rest of the household – i.e. me, with a rock chick version of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

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Before the chefs came for more music. Family portraits West Sussex