Musings of a professional newborn, baby and child photographer in South London

Pregnancy photography session in Balham, South West London
25th October 2014
I recently met Yasmin at a pregnancy photography session in Balham, South West London with her 16-month old daughter Maya. Yasmin had booked my Bump to Baby package which includes a pregnancy photo shoot and a newborn photography session in the first 10 days of her new baby's life.

Pregnancy photography sessions in a client's home can sometimes be challenging due to the available space and light, but Yasmin's home was perfect, with a white wall and a window on the side for some beautiful side-lit bump pictures. Maya was also a little angel, running up and cuddling mummy's bump when requested. I love the resulting images :-)

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child, family or pregnancy photography session in Balham, South West London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Newborn baby photographer in Crystal Palace, South East London
20th October 2014
I recently met 12-day old James at a newborn baby photography session in Crystal Palace, South East London. He was a little superstar during the whole session, with some happy awake time and some sleeping soundly time. During a newborn photography session I will give the family a choice of 30 photos from which to make their selections, but the type of pictures included depend on the mood of the baby. With James I was able to include some smiley awake images, photos using my newborn props and my favourite, the sleeping-on-the-tummy portraits. Which is your favourite?

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Crystal Palace, South London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Baby and family photographer in East Dulwich, South London - twin brothers
14th October 2014
Last week I met the gorgeous 3-month old twin babies Sam and Olly for a baby and family photography session in East Dulwich, South London, not too far from where I live. I don't often get to take photos of twins in my role as a baby and family photographer so it was a real treat. Double trouble!! I took some photos of the boys individually, some of them together (which is quite challenging ;-) and some of the whole family. Just beautiful :-)

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in East Dulwich, South London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Baby photographer in Penge, South London - model photos
12th October 2014
One of my favourite baby photographer clients is Lilla, whom I went to photograph at a baby photography session in Penge, South London last week. I have met Lilla a few times before, as she is signed to a modelling agency and periodically needs photos updating for her portfolio. You can tell she is used to the camera as she sits still for the pictures… but also has the cutest cheeky personality. I love being able to convert a baby's personality through my photography :-) Her family (and the agency!) were pleased with the photos below.

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Penge, South London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Family photographer in Clapham, South West London
08th October 2014
I love being a baby, child and family photographer but the family part can be a bit difficult, especially when you have siblings close in age and when the eldest is still a baby themselves. Trying to direct a toddler who does not yet understand the concept of bribes is hard!! But when I met 23-month old Leo and his 7-month old baby brother Max at a recent family photography session in Clapham, West London they made it easy for me. Leo was very happy to sit and cuddle his brother and pose for pictures. The photos below show how much he loves his brother :-)

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Clapham, South West London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Baby photographer in Brockley, South London
06th October 2014
7-week old babies can often be tricky to photograph, as you don't get the sleepy squishiness of newborns, but normally they don't smile on demand or do many different poses. Little Edward who I met on a baby photography session in Brockley, South London was different. Such an interactive and smiley little boy, who loved the camera. His family loved all of the pictures below, how about you?

I love being a baby and child photographer when I meet babies like Edward :-)

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Brockley, South London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Newborn baby photography session in Fulham, South West London
03rd October 2014
This week I went to Fulham in South West London for a newborn baby photography session with the very beautiful 10-day old Imogen. She was so alert for the beginning of the session, so I managed to get some gorgeous awake portraits. After a good feed and a cuddle she went to sleep for the traditional curled up sleepy photos. A lot of newborn baby photographers stick to very neutral colour palates and tones but I love the pop of colour that the below images show. What do you think?

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Fulham, South West London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Commercial baby photography session in London - Cuski
27th September 2014
Last week I did my second commercial baby photography shoot in London for Cuski, an online company selling organic muslins, wraps and baby comforters http://www.cuski.co.uk. I love their products - they are so soft as they are made out of bamboo and have lots of bright, fun designs. I especially love the fish ones per the photo below :-) I used 4 week old baby Flora for the photography session and she was so well behaved, even though we wrapped and unwrapped her many times. A future model in the making :-)

Sara-Jane x



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To book a commercial baby photography session in London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Family photography session in Herne Hill, South London
26th September 2014
Earlier this month I met the gorgeous 2 year old Xav and his 5 month old baby brother for a family and child photography session in my home town of Herne Hill, South London. I love only driving a minute down the road for a photoshoot, as I can sometimes drive for up to an hour!!

2 year old children are one of the hardest ages to take photos of, as they don't take direction that well and are not yet old enough to understand bribes! However Xav posed very nicely for me, and was quite happy having his picture taken with his baby brother, as you can see from the smiley photo below.

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Herne Hill, South London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Family photography session in Dulwich, South London
22nd September 2014
I first met this beautiful family for a baby photography session when Isobel was a 4-month old baby. Her brother Jamie is now the same age, and Isobel has grown into a gorgeous, cheeky 22-month old child. I visited their home in Dulwich, South London for a family photography session earlier this month. Luckily the weather was kind to us so I was able to take photos outside. I love this as it means I can take more natural pictures rather than the studio type portraits I take inside. Below are my favourite photos of the family. What do you think?!!

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Dulwich, South London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Pregnancy and newborn baby photography session in East Dulwich, South London
17th September 2014
My bump to baby package is proving very popular, where I take portraits of mummy between 33 and 36 weeks of pregnancy, and then do a newborn baby photography shoot within the first 10 days of the baby's life. This can either be alone, with older children or with the whole family. Areas covered are London and Surrey.

I met Irene in Dulwich Park, South London on a perfect, overcast day along with her husband Kofi for their pregnancy photography shoot. My favourite picture is below, aren't they are beautiful couple? I then met baby Laurelle at their home in East Dulwich, South London for the newborn baby photography session. She was such a beautiful alert little newborn as you can see from her first photo below. My favourite though was on the traditional kente cloth from Irene's family home in Ghana.

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child, maternity or family photography session in East Dulwich, South London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Newborn baby photographer in Kennington, South East London
05th September 2014
9-day old Tala was the smiliest and most grown up newborn baby I have ever photographed. I met her and her Kuwaiti family last week at a newborn baby photography session in Kennington, South East London. She smiled on demand for her parents and could hold her legs up in the air on her own, like she was a 6-week old baby!! The resulting pictures are just so cute and amazing, unlike any other newborn photos I have taken in the past!

I love the name Tala too, it means "goddess of the stars" in Arabic :-) I got a lovely review from the family too: "Sara-Jane was great! She made me and my wife very relaxed and more importantly knew exactly how to get the best out of our little angel, with some great pics produced for us. We will be in touch again for baby number 2 and maybe even if we have number 3!".

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Kennington, South East London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Newborn baby photographer in Southfields, South West London
03rd September 2014
I met 10 day old Cressida at a newborn baby and family photography session recently in Southfields, South West London. She was such a little angel, very chilled for the four hour duration of the shoot and a very alert and happy newborn. The family loved all of the photos especially the pictures below. My favourite is the one on her tummy :-)

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Southfields, South West London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Newborn baby photographer in Barnes, South West London
21st August 2014
One of my favourite things about being a newborn baby photographer is getting to meet the newborn babies and their families. I met 9-day old Vivienne and her gorgeous 2-year old brother Sebastian at a newborn baby photography session in Barnes, South West London last week. Such an amazing family with the cutest children. Vivienne slept so nicely for me so I could get some beautiful sleepy portraits. What I also love about newborn photos is being able to capture the little details, such as hands and feet. My favourite picture is the one with all of the families hands below.

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Barnes, South West London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Baby photography on Wimbledon Common, South West London
19th August 2014
A couple of weeks ago I made the most of the lovely dry weather to have a baby photography session with 14-month old Avarie at Wimbledon Common, South West London. Her mum dressed her in a couple of very cute dresses for the photos, one of which she had worn for her first birthday party. Avarie posed very well for the pictures as you can see below. What an absolute cutie :-)

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Wimbledon, South West London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Baby & family photographer in Wimbledon, South West London
13th August 2014
A couple of weeks ago I went to Wimbledon in South West London for a baby and family photography shoot with the gorgeous 7-month old Prachi. I first met her when she was a 3-month old baby - she had just as much hair then!! My favourite thing about being a baby & family photographer is being able to see babies as they grow up, and capture their personalities through the first year of their life.

I love the pictures below - 3 different outfits, same beautiful smile :-)

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Wimbledon, South West London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Family photographer East Dulwich, South London
05th August 2014
Last month I went to Dulwich Park in East Dulwich, South London for an outdoor family photography session with the gorgeous 2 year old Alfie and his 4 month old baby sister Lara. The children were absolutely gorgeous which made the session so much fun, especially being able to run around and play with Alfie. It was a very sunny day which made the harsh lighting very difficult to deal with - my trick to alleviate any weird shadows and colour casts is to convert the photos into black and white pictures as per the ones below. The family absolutely loved them!

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in East Dulwich, South London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Baby photographer Honor Oak, South East London
03rd August 2014
Last month I met the beautiful, smiley 14-week old Annabelle for a baby and family photography session in Honor Oak, South East London. She was an absolute pleasure to photograph and I was able to capture some gorgeous pictures for the family to treasure forever. Lots of different poses - my favourite tummy time, sitting up and lying down and in various different outfits - dresses, hats and of course naked!! I love being a baby photographer, it really is the best job in the world :-)

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Honor Oak, South East London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Newborn baby photographer in Bromley, South East London
01st August 2014
I absolutely love being a newborn baby photographer when babies are as cute as 5 day old Alyx was when I visited him and his family for a newborn baby photography session in Bromley, South East London. Alyx was an absolute angel and slept soundly for his entire session, which meant I was able to get some gorgeous pictures of him on his tummy (which isn't possible for all newborns). Below are my favourite photos, showing the different variations of newborn photography poses and props.

The family loved the photos and purchased the whole CD of digital images. Just beautiful :-)

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Bromley, South East London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Baby, child and family photographer in Bromley, South East London
30th July 2014
One of the things I love about being a newborn, baby, child and family photographer is getting to meet babies, see them grow up through their first couple of years and then photograph them with their siblings. I first met Henry in Bromley, South East London 18 months ago when he was a tiny newborn. He now has a baby sister called Ella, 9 weeks old in the photos below. I love the interaction between the two of them, and the picture of them holding hands is just so adorable. It's a shame dad wasn't at home to get the whole family's hands in the photo!!

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Bromley, South East London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.