Samantha

Notting Hill Newborn Photographer

Notting Hill Newborn Photographer

So lovely to see this family again after 3 years and to welcome their second baby into the home!

Somehow I always seem to forget when I visit a  family for the second or third time that I will get to see my artwork on their walls! This for me is always an exciting time. It always takes my breath away when I see my own work in peoples homes especially when they have chosen stunning pieces that suit their walls.

And this is how I felt when I walked around this family’s home.

I’m sure their new wall prints will fit perfectly with the existing ones from the first session.

SB x

Notting Hill Newborn Photographer

Notting Hill Newborn Photographer

Notting Hill Newborn Photographer

Notting Hill Newborn Photographer

Notting Hill Newborn Photographer

Samantha is an award winning London Newborn and Portrait Photographer, she specialises in home based sessions.

London Newborn, Baby, Child and Family Photographer covering North London, East London, some West London areas, plus Herts, Essex and Bedfordshire. er

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North West London Newborn Photography

North West London Newborn Photography

One thing I love about photographing Newborns at home is that I get to meet grandparents, maternity nurses, helpers, siblings and of course Mum and Dad. I cannot tell you how from interested onlookers and I welcome it always.

I am always conscious of is working safely. Each baby is different so I just go with the flow and adapt to each baby.

Some parents prefer a more relaxed newborn session and other would like something more traditional. I can do both and home sessions really does give me flexibility in this respect.

Samantha x

North West London Newborn Photography

North West London Newborn Photography
North West London Newborn Photography

North West London Newborn Photography

North West London Newborn Photography

North West London Newborn Photography

North West London Newborn Photography
North West London Newborn Photography

Samantha is an award winning London Newborn and Portrait Photographer, she specialises in newborn sessions within your own home.

London Newborn Photographer covering North London, East London, some West London areas, plus Herts, Essex and Bedfordshire.

I cover Queens Park, Kensal Green and some areas of North Kensington.

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Calming the Mind – Mindfulness in Children

Mindfulness in Children

Many people live in a cycle of stress, some just experience it now and again. I can safely say that I have experienced significantly less stress and more calm since I began my mindfulness and mediation practice earlier this year. I am more mindful in my everyday life, and now in my work and even though it may not be ‘ideal’ it truly is a notable difference.

There are ways to remove stress completely from your life and for it to also impact your children’s lives too.

Sometimes we are guilty of wanting our children to calm down, relax, concentrate and pay attention.  Yes I know I am. Are they experiencing something too? And are you also reacting to them?

The first step for moving towards less stress for your children (and yourself) is to being practising your own mindfulness and meditation because when you are in that space, it’s easier to bring mindfulness into your children’s daily lives.

Just a little a day.

And this is simply about having more mindful moments.

It’s really simple, no pressure.  Just remind yourself to be present, to be aware and to notice.  Sometimes it can help to use a a helpful reminder like every time you look at your phone, or every time to sit down, or to wear a wristband and every time you look at it, it reminds you to bring your attention back to the present moment.

Meditation is also really beneficial for stress, again just a little a day to begin with.  You needn’t have any expectations but to sit, breathe and be present.  There are so many ways to learn how to meditate and lots of resources and apps out there, but it really is that simple.

One way to be more mindful with your children is to sit and play, or draw or make, bake or sew, whatever works for you, but be present with them.  Create, build, laugh but be there. No phone calls, no internet…no distractions, just be there with them.  It’s surprising how easy it is to find ways around this but, if you do this already then you will know the benefits. To be honest, to give your children all of you when you are with them is all they really want deep down. And whilst you play, just play, whilst you draw, just draw, be there, and only there and enjoy every moment.

Can you make more moments of the day mindful ones? Can you incorporate meditation into your daily life?  If you can then this is the first step towards releasing stresses and, allowing  more of the ‘good’ things into your life like increased awareness and clarity, a sense of calm, less anxiety, enhanced and deeper connections, and most important a healthier mind.  It really can improve mental health dramatically, and by focusing more on the now than the past or present you become less obsessed with success and self esteem so the connections you make with others really can be so much more than they were before.

Samantha


Natural Child Photography London

Child Photography Islington

Child Photography Islington

Child Photography Islington

Natural Child Photography London

Samantha is an award winning London Newborn, Child and Portrait Photographer. She specialises in home based sessions.

London Newborn, Baby, Child and Family Photographer covering North London, East London, some West London areas, plus Herts, Essex and Bedfordshire.

Contact me to discuss how I can help you achieve timeless images that you will love forever.

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Newborn photography North and East London

Newborn Photography North and East London

If there is one thing I know I can do and that is to find the best natural light within your home. As a home newborn specialist it’s something that I have become very used to.  I love to make it my business to find the absolute best light in your home.

Meet baby Nikhil

That face. That hair. Yes I love his hair 🙂

Thank you Mum and Dad for having me to capture this face – just for you.

SB

Newborn Photography North London

Newborn photography North and East London

Newborn Photography North London

Newborn photography North and East London

Newborn photography North and East London

Newborn Photography London

Samantha is an award winning London Newborn and Portrait Photographer. She specialises in home based sessions.

London Newborn, Baby, Child and Family Photographer covering North London, East London, some West London areas, plus Herts, Essex and Bedfordshire.

Contact me to discuss how I can help you achieve timeless images that you will love forever.

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Pregnancy Massage and Post Natel Care North London by Kristina

Pregnancy Massage North London

Pregnancy Massage, Labour support and Post Natel care by Kristina at KMM Serenity Therapies in Highgate, London.

I’m not one to post huge amounts of recommendations my blog. I am truly a believer in doing and having things, and using using services which  truly add value and meaning to my life.  Anything else feels just periphery. I guess I have to feel like I really do trust and believe in the service or product before I can recommend it to anyone else.  So much so that I would feel safe and secure  to use it myself, or any member of my family.

Therefore, I felt had to give my dear friend and wonderful holistic therapist Kristina a mention. Her clinic is based in Highgate and I cannot recommend her enough for her holistic treatments and therapies. Please scroll down to see a short video from Kristina herself.

Kristina is trained in practices such as Person centred NLP, Holistic massage, deep tissue massage, Hot stone therapy and  Aromatherapy. Moreover, she offers Pregnancy massage and Post Natel care.

Natural Maternity Photography North London

 

Pregnancy Massage, Labour support and Post Natel support Highgate

Kristina can offer “relief, support and guidance throughout your pregnancy and labour, as well as assist you with the recovery after giving birth. Massage can help with relieving muscular pains and aches, get the lymph flowing to take care of those swollen ankles and relax the body to offer more comfort to the mum and baby.”

Kristina goes on to say  “Aromatherapy can assist with all sorts of symptoms including pain and aches, water retention, nausea, morning sickness, stretch marks, cramps, varicose veins, broken veins and more.”

Here is a short video from Kristina, she truly is lovely!

 

You can find out more about what she does on her website  or email her:  kmmserenitytherapies@gmail.com

Please do let her know that I sent you.

 

Samantha is a specialist Baby and Newborn Photographer based in North London. She is also a Maternity, Family and Children’s Portrait Photographer. Samantha covers North London, East and West London, Essex and Hertfordshire. Samantha can travel to your home or a place of your choice for your newborn, Baby, Family, Maternity or Lifestyle Portrait session.

I would love to discuss how I can help you achieve timeless images that you will love forever.

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And then there were two – Newborn and Baby Photographer London

And then there were two.

Brothers and sister relationships can sometimes be really some of the most challenging at times for some and, at the same time of the most special bonds we form.

It’s that level of closeness that sometimes causes friction, but the love is still unquestionable.

Sibling bonds are in many ways untouchable. We can be best friends and we don’t even realise it…yet they are not to be taken for granted. Admittedly we do sometimes take them for granted, but it is because of that bond and that love that we also overlook or turn the other cheek.

This is what it means to love and be loved.

I have photographed both of these babies and loved every moment. Thankful to be able to photograph baby number two and in this way.

 

Newborn and Baby Photographer London

Newborn Photographer London

Newborn Photographer London

Newborn and Baby Photographer London

Newborn Photography London

Newborn Photographer London

Newborn Photography London

Newborn Photographer London

London Newborn Photography

London Newborn Photography

Newborn and Baby Photographer London

Samantha is an award winning Newborn and Baby Photographer in London, she specialises in home based sessions.

London Newborn, Baby, Child and Family Photographer covering North London, East London, some West London areas, plus Herts, Essex and Bedfordshire.

Contact me to discuss how I can help you achieve timeless images that you will love forever.

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Newborn Photography

Newborn Photography

When it comes to finding the light in many of my families’ homes, I have become so used to finding and using it to my absolute advantage.

I love the look and feel of natural light and I love the challenge of making it work in different settings each time. But most of all, I love that I’m working in someone’s home.

Yes it’s personal. Yes it’s their space, and yes it can be challenging at times, but I love it and it just feels right to me.

For some clients it also means they can incorporate a natural home look or feel to their session, or it may be that they just prefer be in the comfort of their own home.

Sometimes when it comes to children, families and babies there is no set plan, or if there is one, a plan has to change. I have become very used to adapting to what works in terms of the lighting, baby, family etc. And I absolutely love when out of that something truly special. I look for sheer value and meaning in an image. An image like this, for both the parents and children, will be of absolute value. I don’t think it is even possible to quantify how much.

This image really sums up the relationship I saw in the tiny glimpse I had of this brother and sister. Most of what I saw was from sister to brother, since Neo, was just a couple of weeks old. But I believe, wholeheartedly, that she will be someone who Neo truly looks up to. She is kindness, compassion, light, soul and love all wrapped up into one.

Samantha is an award winning London Newborn and Portrait Photographer, she specialises in home based sessions.

London Newborn, Baby, Child and Family Photographer covering North London, East London, some West London areas, plus Herts, Essex and Bedfordshire.

Contact me to discuss how I can help you achieve timeless images that you will love forever.

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Newborn Photographer London

Newborn Photographer London

Have you ever been inspired by a child?

I am inspired by children all of the time. Children often possess innocence, curiosity, wonder, excitement, faith and trust, their lack of inhibitions, straight talking, their confidence, their persistence, their sense of worth, their capacity to love.

Their ability to just be… happy.

Their kindness.

Sometimes you meet someone with so much kindness in their heart that it makes you stop in your tracks. It inspires you to be a better version of you.

Sometimes that person is your wife, your husband, your mother, father, sister, brother… your friend. Sometimes, it is just a perfect stranger.

And sometimes that stranger is a child.

This little girl who is now a big sister to little Neo was more than remarkable to me. At just 10 years old her spirit and soul is kind, generous and wise beyond belief. It would appear that she has no idea what she has, but I saw and felt it so vividly, so immensely.

She gave me so many reasons to smile. I know she does this for her mother every single day.

Thank you Leila. You may be only 10, but you really are inspiring and I truly thank you for that.

Samantha x

Newborn Photographer London

Newborn Photographer London

Newborn Photographer London

Newborn Photographer London

Newborn Photographer London

Newborn Photographer London

Newborn Photographer London

Newborn Photographer London

Newborn Photographer London

Newborn Photographer London

Newborn Photographer London

Samantha is an award winning London Newborn and Portrait Photographer. She specialises in home based sessions.

London Newborn, Baby, Child and Family Photographer covering North London, East London, some West London areas, plus Herts, Essex and Bedfordshire.

Contact me to discuss how I can help you achieve timeless images that you will love forever.

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London Newborn Photography

London Newborn Photography

As a London based Photographer I get to photograph babies of many many different backgrounds. Very indicative of the city I live in.

Indeed, for me, the diversity I see and experience in my every day life is one of the very many pleasures of living in, or around London. As someone of mixed parentage, born and raised in London, I ​am proud to be able to photograph all of these beautful babies, and meet so many parents who are from so many different backgrounds.

As Londoners we can be exposed to so much variety in culture, language, cuisine, religious faith, festivals, and so on, just in our everyday lives. I just wanted to take some time out to appreciate where we are right now and what this means to me.

London is undoubtedly one of the most cosmopolitan, multicultural cities in the world. London is among Toronto, NYC and LA and Amsterdam to name a few other cosmopolitan cities. However,  as much as I love to experience cultures and places a new, I also love my hometown. My own roots are in the East London and Islington. Although I no longer live in that part of London anymore, there is always a feeling of nostalgia and with it, a gentle smile that presents itself whenever I’m there.

Honoured and grateful that this London, right here, right now is what I get see daily.  Thankful that my children see and experience every single day.

Even more grateful that I get to show this in my work.

Samantha

London Newborn Photography 

London Newborn Photography 

London Newborn Photography 

London Newborn Photography 

Samantha is an award winning London Newborn and Portrait Photographer, she specialises in home based sessions.

London Newborn, Baby, Child and Family Photographer covering North London, East London, some West London areas, plus Herts, Essex and Bedfordshire.

Contact me to discuss how I can help you achieve timeless images that you will love forever.

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Newborn Photographer

​Newborn Photographer

As a London based Photographer I get to photograph babies of many many different backgrounds.  Very indicative of the city I live in. Indeed, for me, the diversity I see and experience in my every day life is one of the very many pleasures of living in, or around London. Being someone of mixed parentage myself, born and raised in London, I ​am proud to be a Newborn Photographer. One that is able to photograph all of these beautful babies, and, meet so many parents who from so many different backgrounds.

As Londoners we can be exposed to so much variety in culture, language, cuisine, religious faith, festivals, and so on just in our everyday lives. I just wanted to take some time out to appreciate where we are right now and what this means to me.

London is undoubtedly one of the most cosmopolitan, multicultural cities in the world, amongst Toronto, NYC and LA and Amsterdam to name a few.  As much as I love to experience cultures and places a new, I also love my hometown. My own roots are in the East London and Islington. I no longer live in that part of London anymore, but, there is always a feeling of nostalgia and with it, a gentle smile that presents itself whenever I’m there.

Honoured, blessed and grateful that this London, right here, right now is what I get see daily and, my children see and experience every single day.

Even more grateful that I get to show this in my work.

Little lady Shiloh

Newborn Photographer

Newborn Photographer

Newborn Photographer

Newborn Photographer

Newborn Photography

Newborn Photographer

Newborn Photographer

Newborn Photographer

Newborn Photographer

Samantha is an award winning London Newborn and Portrait Photographer. She specialises in home based sessions.

London Newborn, Baby, Child and Family Photographer covering North London, East London and some West London areas. Herts, Essex and Bedfordshire are also areas which I cover.

Contact me to discuss how I can help you achieve timeless images that you will love forever.

Contact Samantha

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