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  • Pregnancy-Photography-London

    5 reasons Why Maternity Photos are Important

    Sometimes I get asked questions like, what is Maternity Photography? Why is Maternity Photography Important? Or Is a maternity Photoshoot worth it? I guess the short answer goes back to the word value. For me, like anything in life, value is the thing that determines what something means to me. By value, I mean to say, does it brings meaning, joy or genuinely makes a quantifiable difference to me? For…

  • What books should every child read? Books for conscious kids.

    What books should every child read? This is the question I’m trying to answer today, in 2021. I’m drawn to books with meaning, values and messages so you’ll find a list below of books that my kids have loved and I’ve loved reading with them. I’ve collated this list for 17 years, and I’m pretty happy with it. It’s not for every child, I’m sure, but it’s certainly worth a…

  • Pregnancy-Photography-London

    The best lens for maternity photography in 2021

    So, in my opinion, I’d say there really isn’t one lens that’s the best. I’ve taken some of my best portrait shots ever on a very old canon 400d with a kit lens! Ive used focal lengths from 35mm through to 135mm and they all have their sweet spots. However, what I can tell you is the lenses I tend to use most in these sessions. Before I get to…

  • Organic Newborn Baby Photography Herts

    Why I rarely use props in my home Newborn photography sessions

    When I started out photographing newborns 10 years ago, I wanted to learn everything about it. I’d seen these little sleepy humans so carefully posed into beautiful positions, using fabrics, colours and props to create the look, and I wanted to do my own version of that. So with much training and practice, I learned how to pose and work with these brand new babies, create a look and choose…

  • London Black Family Photographer

    20 things you probably don’t know about me

    Anyone that knows me knows I’m a fairly introverted soul. Here are 20 things about me that I didn’t put on my about me page. 20 things you probably don’t know about me I’m a plant Mama to many plants, but I’ve had to strip them back recently. I’m down to 25. In my other life, I’m a professional freediver.  Only, I have a fear of open water, and I don’t…

  • London Family Photography

    Why you don’t have to worry about your kids misbehaving during your family photoshoot

    Why I’m not worried about your kids misbehaving during your photoshoot. Errrm… because basically, I really don’t mind. As long as they stay clear of the camera gear, I’m cool with that.  Let them be kids, run wild, jump up and down and be kids. This is what I really want from them. And sometimes this level of hyper can lead to images like this… Now, if, however, you’re looking…

  • Family Photography London

    Letting your kids fail

    The hidden truth behind mistakes Since the only place where we can truly live our lives is in this moment, perhaps mistakes are actually a gift. Maybe they even arrive to wake us up. They startle us enough to bring us into the now. The Dalai Lama says, “A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret…

  • Natural Mum and Newborn Photography London

    How do I pose for a mother and baby photoshoot?

    I’m asked questions on how to pose a lot when it comes to motherhood sessions. I’d say we get the best when you just come as yourself. Yes, it may sound a little corny but I kind of love it when I turn up, and mum is really herself.  As if it’s just any other day, and I’m popping in to visit. We always get the best work when Mum…

  • Natural Child Portrait London

    8 ways to improve your photographs – for photographers

    I rarely write anything just for photographers so here goes. Here are 8 ways to improve your photographs – for photographers. I hope it helps 🙂 1. Get to know who you’re shooting, and let them get to know you. Sounds pretty straight forward right, but it’s easily missed. In other words, if you’re just in this for the payday, it will show. Be honest with yourself, and then the…

  • Black Newborn Photographer

    Choosing a Newborn Photographer for your Baby – 6 simple tips

    Are you looking for some tips to help to choose the right newborn photographer? 1. Location Would you prefer a home lifestyle session, a home traditional posed session, or a studio session? What feels best for you? Find out about the various options and where the photographer conducts the bulk of their work. 2. Safety, experience and quality Okay, this should be a given, but you need to ensure this…