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Calming the Mind – Mindfulness in Children

Natural Child Photography London

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.

Contact Samantha

Portrait Photography London

Portrait Photography London

Portrait Photography London

Every time I do a session like this I am reminded exactly why I am in love with doing portrait sessions.

SB x

Portrait Photography London

Portrait Photography London

Portrait Photography London

Portrait Photography London

Samantha is a specialist Baby, Newborn and Fine art Portrait Photographer based in North London. She is also a Maternity and Family Photographer and covers North London, East London, Essex and Hertfordshire.

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

Contact Samantha

Child Portrait Photography London

Child Portrait Photography London

The lovely Ciara came for a portrait session with me.

We had such fun and Ciara was just so lovely to work with

I absolutely love how her images turned out

SB x

Child Portrait Photography London

Child Portrait Photography London

Child Portrait Photography London

Child Portrait Photography London

Samantha is a specialist Baby and Newborn Photographer based in North London. She is also a Maternity, Family and Children’s Portrait Photographer and covers North London, East London, Essex and Hertfordshire.

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

Contact Samantha

Natural Family Photography London

Natural Family Photography London

I love these 3

Weekends like this. Families like this.

Forget fun in the sun, this is a typical wet and cloudy day in London, but that didn’t stop these guys from doing what they do best.

It never does.

These kids certainly know how to have fun together, and that’s where the magic is at.

But even beyond that they have something special between them and it’s so good to see it at times like this.

Real life, no frills, down to earth, gritty family shots, that just tell it like it is.

Samantha x

Natural Family Photography London

Natural Family Photography London

Natural Child Photography London

Natural Child Photography London

Natural Child Photography London

Natural Child Photography London

Natural Family Photography London

Natural Child Photography London

Natural Family Photography North London

Natural Family Photography North London

Urban Family Photography London

Natural Child Photography London

Samantha is a specialist Baby, Child and Newborn Photographer based in North London. She is also a Maternity, Family and Children’s Portrait Photographer and 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, Child,  Family, Maternity or Lifestyle Portrait session. Some of the areas she undertakes sessions includes include Children’s photography in North London,Children’s Photography in London,Children’s Photography in Enfield, Children’s Photography in Highgate, Children’s Photography in Hamsptead, Child Photography in London,Natural Family Photography in North London and Natural Family Photography in Hertfordshire

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

Contact Samantha

Children Photography London

Children Photography London

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Child Portrait Photography North London

I’m Samantha

I specialise in creating portraits that will last a lifetime.

What I love about these type of sessions is they can be wither really natural or quite stylised. I can do either, it’s really about what suits you and your child, what you want to get out of the session and what you think your children will be happy with doing.

I will aim to capture your children in the way you want to remember them. We will laugh, play, be silly, whatever, however but I will want to truly capture the essence of your child/children.

Without being ‘salesy’ or pushy, I will then make it my business to show you how to make the most of your images once you have them because for me, your session is something I truly want you to remember.

I don’t want you to walk away, put your images on the computer and they get forgotten about.  That really is not what I want for any client I work with. So I will find out more about you, what you like and how you see yourself enjoying your images in years to come in order to help you get to the right place in terms of how you will eventually enjoy your images.

So whatever you choose, it needs to be representative of your family, your child, your baby and furthermore, you need to be reminded of this time when you go about you daily lives in the future.  Whether it is seeing portraits around your home, prints on the wall or furniture or even having a beautful book designed which you can keep on the bookshelf or coffee table to leaf through when you feel like doing so.

Whatever you choose, it really must be something that suits you, and your family.  You have to visualise how you see yourself getting the most enjoyment out of your images.

Here are a few example of my child portrait sessions

Autumn – brother and sister session

Child Photographer Barnet

Child Photographer Barnet

Child Photographer Barnet

Child Photographer Barnet

Spring/summer child session

Child Photographer North London

Child Photographer Enfield

Child Photographer North London

Child Photographer Enfield

Child Photographer North London

Child Photographer Barnet

 

Twins – Spring outdoor sessions
Child Photographer North London-40

Child Photographer North London-40

Child Photographer North London-40

Child Photographer North London-40

Child Photographer North London-40

At home play

Child Photographer Enfield

Child Photographer Enfield

Child Photographer Enfield

Child Photographer Highgate

Child Photographer Highgate

Child Photographer Highgate

Child Photographer North London

Child Photographer North London

Child Photographer North London

Autumn Child session

Child Photographer North London-40

Child Portraits

Child Photographer North London

Child Photographer North London

Child Photographer Enfield

Child Photographer Winchmore Hill

Child Photographer Winchmore Hill

Child Photographer North London

Child Photographer North London

Spring stylised child portrait session

Child Photographer Winchmore Hill

Child Photographer Winchmore Hill

Child Photographer Winchmore Hill

Child Photographer Winchmore Hill

Autumn – friends

Child Photographer Winchmore Hill

Child Photographer Winchmore Hill

Child Photographer Winchmore Hill

Child Photographer Winchmore Hill

Child Photographer Winchmore Hill

Samantha is a specialist Baby, Child and Newborn Photographer based in North London. She is also a Maternity, Family and Children’s Portrait Photographer and 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, Child,  Family, Maternity or Lifestyle Portrait session. Some of the areas she undertakes sessions includes include Children’s photography in North London,Children’s Photography in London,Children’s Photography in Enfield,Children’s Photography in Islington,Children’s Photography in Hamsptead,Child Photography in London, and Natural Family Photography in Hertfordshire

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

Contact Samantha

Autumn adventures of a 4 year old…. Family Photography London

When I look back at these images of my little boy and his friend it almost feels as though I didn’t even take them myself.

They are definitely accurate and are very representative of the fun we had that day, but we had so much fun, I hardly remember getting these images at the time.  So when I look back at them it’s a little surreal to me.  It’s like I am viewing somone else’s story telling.

I did little editing on them, because I really just wanted the images to be great out of camera so I kept it minimal, which is how it has to be when I take images of my children otherwise it takes me forever to edit them!

That said, even with the minimal editing I more than like them, I love them.

You see, it’s all about him, in his moment, I guess thats why it really doesn’t matter to me.

They are but a moment in time of my little boys life that I will cherish.  He has such a sweet loving nature yet he is wild, outgoing and sometimes pretty fearless.

SB x

Family Photography London

Family Photography London

Family Photography North London

Family Photography London

Family Photography North London

Family Photography London

Family Photography London

Family Photography London

Autumn Family Photography Hertfordshire

Family Photography Hertfordshire

Family Photography Hertfordshire

Family Photography Hertfordshire

Family Photography Hertfordshire

Family Photography Hertfordshire

Family Photography Hertfordshire

Child Photography London

Samantha is a specialist Baby and Newborn Photographer based in North London. She is also a Maternity, Family and Children’s Portrait Photographer and covers North London, East and West London, Essex and Hertfordshire

Family Photography London, Family Photographer London ,Family Photographer North London,  Family Photography Hertfordshire, Family Photographer Herts, Family Photography London, Family Photographer, Autumn Family Photography London, Natural Family Photography London, Autumn Family Photography Potters Bar, Natural Family Photography London

Daisy and Madeleine – Child Portrait Photography North London

Summer in 2015… wellies, sun, rain, more sun, fun, frolics and a whole bunch of energy.

We had fun.. of course 🙂

Hair and make up by Naima Aboulachouaq

Meet Daisy and Madeleine…

You rocked your shot girls

SB x

Cbild Portrait North London

Cbild Portrait North London

Cbild Portrait North London

Cbild Portrait North London

Cbild Portrait North London (1 of 1)

Cbild Portrait North London

Child Portrait Photography North London, Child Portrait Photography Winchmore Hill, Child Portrait Photographer Winchmore Hill, Child Portrait Photographer Enfield, Child Portrait Photographer Barnet, Child Portrait Photography Barnet

Jacob and Freddie

Meet Jacob and Freddie.

2 gorgeous little boys with so much energy.

Mum and Dad wanted natural photos of their boys doing exactly what they love to do as well a one or two photos of all of them together. We visited a beautiful enchanting gardens that the boys love to go to, and it was there that I managed to capture them in their element. Whether running, jumping or exploring, the boys had so much fun and so did I. Plus I felt like I had a mini workout too – always a bonus 😉

 

Family Photography North London (13 of 13)

Family Photography North London (13 of 13)

Family Photography North London (13 of 13)

Family Photography North London (13 of 13)

Family Photography North London (13 of 13)

Family Photography North London (13 of 13)

Family Photography North London (13 of 13)

Family Photography North London (13 of 13)

Family Photography North London (13 of 13)

Family Photography North London (13 of 13)

Family Photography North London (13 of 13)

Family Photography North London (13 of 13)

Samantha is a specialist Baby and Newborn Photographer based in North London. She is also a Maternity, Family and Children’s Portrait Photographer and covers North London, East and West London, Essex and Hertfordshire

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Boys in the Woods – North London Children’s Portrait Photography

Simplicity is…

Two little boys

Two cars

Two pairs of wellies

and lots and lots of mud and leaves

Equals nothing but fun and laughter.

I just love times like this. I love shoots like this.

Creating memories like this is what I love to do, and when I look back at these, I’ll remember just how special this time was for me, for him, for us. I’ll cry tears of joy just because, And I won’t care.

I’ll just smile because I’ll simply be thankful that I never missed recording this moment with him.

Children’s portrait photography

SB x

Children's Photography Cockfosters

Children's Photography Cockfosters

Children's Photography Cockfosters

Children's Photography Winchmore Hill

Children's Photography Winchmore Hill

Children's Photography Winchmore Hill

Children's Photography Winchmore Hill

Children's Photography Winchmore Hill

Children's Photography Potters Bar

Children's Photography Potters Bar

Children's Photography Cheshunt

Children's Photography Cheshunt

Children's Photography North London

Children's Photography North London

Children's Photography North London

 Samantha is a specialist Child, Baby and Newborn Photographer based in North London. She is also a Maternity, Family and Children’s Portrait Photographer and covers North London, East and West London, Essex and Hertfordshire

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Little Man Haaris – Toddler Photography Winchmore Hill

Toddler Photography Winchmore Hill

I had a mini session with this little guy. He just had me the moment I saw him, he ran right up to me and gave me a hug. Yes, I’m easily pleased.

Let me tell you about little man Haaris – he has the most gorgeous big brown eyes, the cutest little voice that makes you want him to just keep talking, oh and I have realised that he has more than found his voice with his extensive vocabulary…

Love him!

SB

Toddler Child Portrait Photography Winchmore Hill London

Toddler Child Portrait Photography Winchmore Hill London

Toddler Child Portrait Photography Winchmore Hill London

Toddler Child Portrait Photography Winchmore Hill London

Toddler Child Portrait Photography Winchmore Hill London
Toddler Child Portrait Photography Winchmore Hill London

Toddler Child Portrait Photography Winchmore Hill

Samantha is a specialist London Child and Children’s Portrait Photographer based in North London. She is also a Maternity, Baby and Family Portrait Photographer and covers North London, East and West London, Essex and Hertfordshire

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