Forever portraits I call them.
Forever portraits for me are those really special moments between a father his newborn, baby or child.
If I’m honest, my upmost favourite portraits I have of my second child when he was a newborn was one that I took of him and my husband (first image below). And 4 and a half years ago when my son was born I wasn’t a professional newborn photographer. Even so, it was the portrait that I knew I had to have.
And I don’t regret it for one second.
Some of the portraits you see below are quite posed, others are less so. But whichever portrait style I am photographing, I can guarantee there will be that one moment when I can sense that feeling. Sometimes it’s awe I see, or laughter in their eyes, maybe is just pure love, or sheer happiness, but there is always something… and I will always notice it. Because I love it.
It’s probably why I love my job so much. I get to witness moments like that. Priceless.
Even in between the awkward moments of baby accidents (which can sometimes happen during a dad shot!), it’s there.
So, if you are not sure whether a portrait like this is for you, hopefully after reading this, you will know one way or the other.
I’m Samantha. I’m a London and International Lifestyle, Portrait and Commercial Photographer.
I create authentic meaningful family portraits that resonate with your soul. I also help conscious brands better connect with their tribe through honest storytelling and impactful imagery.
Mindful Mama of 2, leaning into conscious living. Lover of plants and light. I also share mindful notes, stories of wonder and soul lessons I’ve learnt along the way.