Newborn and proud parents {Newborn photographer, Sutton}

When I first decided to try newborn photography I thought I should learn how to pose babies on bean bags, use backdrops and adorn my tiny clients in tight wraps and even costumes. This style of photography requires an incredible amount of skill and I truly admire those who do it well. But after my second or third try at it I took a photo at the end of a session of baby in his mother's arms and saw that this was where my heart lay. Images of parents lovingly connecting with their new baby really make my heart sing and so these are the kind of photographs I try to achieve from every newborn session. The love and adoration for this gorgeous baby boy was a beautiful thing and I hope to have captured some lovely memories for this special family...

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

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...