Photo-a-day project 2019 {Carshalton family photographer}

A personal project where I take a photo of my children, myself and what I’ve been up to on a daily basis. This is my third January project and I’m hoping to extend it this year to cover 365 days.

Wish me luck!

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Competition winning image by Michaela Strivens {Family photographer, Surrey}

I'm delighted to announce that a photograph I took of my two girls monkeying around at bath time has been awarded first place in a Tea Break Togs community competition! 

Each week, hundreds of photographers are invited to submit a photo demonstrating their interpretation of a designated 'theme'. My image was selected as the best 'documentary' photograph. I'm so pleased as although I wouldn't necessarily call myself a documentary photographer, I absolutely adore this style of photography and would love to incorporate into my family photography sessions.

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For me this is everyday documentary photography at its best. Just look at that expression of complete and utter joy on the left! If you don’t smile at this – you’re dead inside!

But there is so much more to this than the emotion captured. I love the black and white conversion – it has just the right amount of contrast to make it pop. The image is beautifully sharp and expertly exposed AND the horizontals are straight – hallelujah!

This is such a treasure Michaela Strivens. If these were my kids this would be HUGE on my wall.
— Julie Christie - Tea Break Togs


If you would like me to document your family life then please do get in touch!

Indoor and outdoor family photography session {Family photographer, Carshalton}

I love photographing families - both at home and outdoors - and so I was very happy to photograph this gorgeous little girl and her family in their Carshalton home followed by some fun with mum and dad at the park.

We started the session in the main bedroom where this incredibly cute little girl just made me melt! She was so happy for me photograph her as she played on the bed. After a more few shots in the nursery, where little one proudly showed me her standing skills, we went out to the garden where her parents and grandparents joined us.

While the family was getting ready to go to the park, I learned all about the city in China her grandparents had come from and despite my lack of Chinese language skills, I think I managed to understand that it was a beautiful place known for its magnificent gardens! 

We ended the session with a trip to the local park where we had just enough time for before nap time for me to photograph little one and her parents enjoying some cuddles and bubbles.

I'm so glad I could capture some precious moments and lovely portraits for this family. Here are a few of my favourites.

Newborn, big sister and family photography session at home {Newborn and family photographer, Wallington}

I absolutely loved photographing this lovely family in their Wallington home. Big sister warmed to me almost immediately and really enjoyed showing me her selection of favourite soft toys. While mum was busy preparing baby for the shoot, we snuck in a few lovely shots with daddy before it was snack time for big sister.  Baby was really awake for a one week old - perhaps she knew it was a special occasion? We even had an impromptu visit from the family dog which resulted in some of my absolute favourite images from the session...