Ever wondered about the close ups in baby photography? I’d love to share how this North London Baby Photographer captures the detail.
I don’t have a standardised approach
No surprises there then? Look I’m a pretty organised person but the way I shoot comes largely from a purely creative place. This is always how I get the best results – by just being in the moment, reading what I see and going for it.
My main focus is to highlight your baby’s features, skin, details. Whatever it may be that I see. I don’t really think too much about it though because whenever I look at a baby I just know what I need to get, for that baby. Yes, I do have a few standard shots but they are never the same.
I don’t light every shot the same
I love that aspect of what I do. And that’s partly down to the fact that I don’t shoot in a studio. My lighting conditions are always changing in peoples homes and I love that. It creates so my interest and challenges me too. I just love natural light on babies so I really wouldn’t want it any other way.
I do love shadow and light so I’ll work it the best way I know how to!
Those of you who have been following my work for some time will know that I love shadow as much as I love light. I would actually go as far to say that I search for the shadows as much as I search for natural light. And it’s in these detailed shots, close ups where I love them the most.
I don’t know what makes a shot special for you, but, this is what does it for me. As I said, I am a lover of shadow AND light…
Oh and you’ve got to love those wrinkly feet..
Baby lashes, and I can only wish mine looked like this.
The scrunch I love
That face, that hair!
Samantha is a multi- award winning Portrait, Family, Maternity and Newborn Photographer based in North London. She covers London, Essex and Hertfordshire. Samantha can travel to your home or a place of your choice for your session.
I would love to discuss how I can help you achieve timeless images that you will love forever.