Jennifer’s maternity album

Jennifer booked in for a maternity portrait session last week – and decided that she would like a Queensberry digital (coffee table) style album. We took quite a number of images in the studio and also went on location in Narrow Street, near where she lives in east London. I pre-designed her album and today we made a few changes so it’s just about finished. Below is one of my favourite images of her and her bump.

A ‘missed’ appointment

I was expecting to do a maternity studio shoot today with Andrea, whose baby was due on September 3. I say ‘was’ because Andrea missed her appointment today with the best excuse in the world – her baby arrived this morning. So a big welcome to Summer, who is expected to be allowed home in a couple of weeks … when we can do some newborn shots!

Art deco to dogs

This week has been a great time for location shoots. I did a maternity shoot with Nouf on Wednesday at her art deco styled home, which was great fun. She’d seen the shots of Tia with a pink translucent scarf and liked that style, so chose a number of floaty dresses and scarves for her shoot. Two oriental screens made amazing backdrops and the art deco mirrors were just stunning. We also had oodles of natural light and Nouf looked great.

Yesterday, I photographed Polly and Humphrey Wood and daughter Kate Reardon with Polly’s two dogs – it was most definitely a family photograph of five! We took some family shots inside, some outside in the garden (dodging the builders) and then went for a walk in nearby Parsons Green. Kate was celebrating the success of her website Top Tips for Girls which has been live for about a week. The site’s members answer such questions as “How to be happy” and “How to remove chewing gum from hair” – and can rate contributions from others.