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  • 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…

  • The girl in the red dress

    So I used to only work with neutral colour palettes…. but this past year I’ve definitely found a love for colour in ways I haven’t felt before. In particular warmer colours like mustard, rust, yellows and all shades of red are all pretty much up there for me. They are warm and warming. I love how the editing can also make certain colours even more warm and yummy. I’m Samantha.…

  • London Family Photographer

    Soulful London Family Photographer

    I’d say this style of photographing people is my favourite and most creative way to capture my son. Usually, I’ll sit and watch him play, often we talk as he plays or both of us play. The photos happen in the in-between moments. My sidekick This little guy has been my sidekick for the best part of 6 months, and today he’s gone back to school. There came the point…

  • Black Baby Photographer London

    Saying No

    “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” -Maya Angelou Matt Haig recently wrote a post on Instagram about saying no. Here it is: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDAJhccscmA/ No sometimes has the power to give me life, sanity and peace when otherwise I just can’t deal.  And there’s no shame in it. Let’s be real, though, guilt and other things…

  • Black Lives Matter

    Momentum: Black Lives Matter

    Here is a post I shared on Instagram yesterday about Momentum. I hope you’ll take some time to read it. Are you tired of it all? I’m tired of years of living and breathing it too. It’s become my normal. Let’s talk about where we go from here. Do we all have what it takes to change? This is so much more than one day of silence. I’m Samantha. I’m…

  • Natural Family Photography Islington

    Children’s Photography London

    Documentary Family Photographer, Natural Family Photographer, whatever you like to call me, I don’t mind. What I do is capture children the way I see them. My ultimate aim is to also capture a little bit of their soul. there are 3 things I tend to do when it comes to these sessions: The truth is that I don’t like to stage anything really We do talk styling and locations…

  • Children's Portrait Photography North London

    Family Photography Sessions – what they are really like

    Family Photography can bring laughs and fun, challenges and tears. But the main thing is to capture your family how I intended to and how you’d like me to. So…what are these sessions really like? Well, this is my son looking a bit angelic I’d say. Of course, this calm and angelic little boy isn’t entirely him. As you can see he’s a little wild. Infact he can be more…

  • London Newborn Photography

    North London Newborn Photography and diversity

    North London Newborn Photography Newborn Photography in London is diverse in terms of styles and racial diversity. As a London Newborn Photographer I am delighted that I get to photograph so many babies from very different backgrounds. Very indicative of the city I live in. Indeed, the diversity I see and experience in my every day life is one of the very many pleasures of living in, or around London.…