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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • The End of Lockdown is in sight – Mother and Child Photography London

    So I’m taking bookings for babies due around September onwards plus family, portrait and any other soulful, warming session that comes my way. I can’t wait for the cuddles and emotions, the tears and laughter and the complete craziness that come with what I do. And Mamas, please I’m dying to shoot more Mamas and their babes, so please, if you’re looking for an intimate session with your baby or…

  • 20 Children’s Portraits I still love!

    I’ll never stop loving these…. all were taken during outdoor Family Photography sessions or Portrait Photography sessions in the last 8 years. I love looking back at my work. I’ve been a photographer for almost 9 years. I can’t even believe it because my style has changed and I’ve really found my groove. I’m also starting to get the itch to help others more and more. Something I never really…

  • Who here has lost count of the weeks?

    Who here has lost count of the weeks? For me, this is my daily. I don’t know when things will improve and what will be the next step. I know they will. And I’m good with that. Sometimes I forget that it really doesn’t matter where we are. Quarantine or not, ‘here’ is just fine. But what about you? What’s going on for you? I’ve spent the last couple of…

  • London Family Photography

    Spoiling our children

    What does it mean to spoil our children? When we ‘spoil’ our children we often refer to material gifts and over indulging our kids. Gifts however can include material gifts and, can also include sacrificing your own time and freedom to give your kids whatever it is you want to give them. Put simply, it’s overindulging your kids. It’s sometimes tricky to make the distinction between what is ‘too much’…