Baby and parents in home photography session {Sutton baby and family photographer}

Photographing babies when they’re around four or five months old is such a treat. At this age, babies really come alive and engaged with both the camera and their parents. And let’s not forget those sweet, squidgy baby features. For me it’s just as important to capture the joy of parents and so I always encourage mum and dad to get in the frame. I had the pleasure of visiting this gorgeous family at their home in Sutton, South London a couple of weeks ago. Here are a few favourites…

The gift of memories {Baby and family photographer, Carshalton}

The only regret I have about the first years of both my daughters' lives is that we didn't invest in professional family photography. Like many busy mums, it just wasn't something I saw as a priority at the time. I didn't really know how to use a proper camera at that stage of my life and so I just snapped away on my phone with varying results! But I do think back now and wish that I had some really nice photos of myself and my husband with our daughters...(don't worry - I'm more than making up for it these days).

One of the many things I love about my photography journey is being able to capture beautiful memories for others and I'm so glad that a close relative of this gorgeous Carshalton family gifted a photography session to them. Tickles with mummy, kisses from daddy, those chubby little arms and legs, and just the pure joy of early family life is something they will now be able to look back on and cherish forever. Don't let these years pass you by! They're just too important not to capture. 

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An at home baby and parents photography session {Baby photographer, Wallington}

I was delighted when these lovely new parents got in touch to request an at home photography session with their 7 week old baby boy. Having just moved into the area a couple of months beforehand, they were keen to capture some special memories of this new chapter in their lives.

At this age, babies start to become wondrously aware of their surroundings and just how much they are loved and this little one was no exception. It was so lovely to be able photograph the very special love and connection baby, mum and dad had developed in such a short time...

2017 {Newborn and family photographer, Surrey}

They say that when you find your passion you'll never work another day in your life and I've found this to be amazingly true since starting my business just over a year ago. I've met so many lovely people - both new clients and fellow photographers - attended some inspiring workshops, won four Bronze Awards in the The Guild of Photographers Image of the Month competition, as well as having my work featured several times on The Teabreak Tog community pages.

I'm really proud of my achievements this year and I thank each and every person who has liked or commented on my work or referred me to a friend. Your support means so much to me. I'm especially grateful to all the wonderful families I've had the joy of photographing throughout the year - it's been a huge honour to capture so many memories for you. It's impossible to share something from absolutely every session but here are just a few of my favourites from the year...

Video produced by Ben Strivens