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...

Wallington at home family photography session at home {Family photographer, Wallington}

I love this time of the year but as the weather gets too chilly for even the bravest little adventurers an at home family photography session is a cosy alternative to heading outdoors.

I really enjoyed capturing this family of four in their lovely Wallington home. Mum initially just wanted some nice photos of her two girls but I always encourage parents to take advantage of the fact that I'm there so they end up with some great family portraits too! Here are a few favourites from the session...

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!