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

Professional baby, child and family photography in Beckenham, London
12th February 2013
Last weekend I went to Beckenham, near Bromley, in South London for a professional baby, child and family photography session. There was mum, dad and an 8-month old baby girl and 2 year old boy. The photoshoot was challenging with the 2-year old child jumping all over the bed and not taking direction at all! So I pulled my usual trick of getting him to lie on the bed while mum and dad tickled him, to get those gorgeous, natural smiles. The 8 month old baby though loved the camera as you can see from the pictures below. She really liked posing for photographs in front of the mirror in her nappy! What an absolute gorgeous family :-) Sara-Jane x



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Professional baby photography session in South Clapham, London - 7 week old Mariella
11th February 2013
Earlier this month I met the gorgeous 7-week old Mariella at a baby and family photography session in South Clapham, London. At such a session I normally use the parent's bed as my "mini studio" and take a variety of pictures, with different colour blankets as a background, as the images below show. We will have some dressed shots (with outfit changes common), some nappy/ naked shots and use accessories such as hats or hoods to get really cute portraits. Which is your favourite? Sara-Jane x



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Newborn baby photography session in Kingston, Surrey - gorgeous Freddie
07th February 2013
Last week I went to Kingston in Surrey for a newborn baby photography session with the very gorgeous 4-week old Freddie. He stayed awake for about an hour and then had a mid-session nap, which meant I could also capture some of those cute, squishy, asleep pictures that are normally only possible in babies under 10 days old. It's also much easier to capture those beautiful hand and feet images when they are asleep and not wriggling around. Such a little cutie don't you think :-) Sara-Jane x



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Newborn baby photography session in East Dulwich, South London - 7 week old Owen
05th February 2013
I had the pleasure of a newborn baby photography shoot in East Dulwich, South London with the gorgeous 7 week old Owen. He was an absolute angel, and seemed to really shine in front of the camera. When I showed his mum the pictures, this was her reaction "just wanted to say a big thank you as we love the photos of Owen (I have to admit having a bit of a cry when i saw them!!)". I don't think any other job is as rewarding as being a baby and child photographer when you get comments like that :-) Sara-Jane x



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Baby photography session in Putney, South West London
03rd February 2013
In January I went to Putney, South West London for a professional baby photography session with 3 month old Kartar. He had such a crazy amount of hair for such a little baby, I think it was the same when he was a newborn! He pulled the sweetest faces for the whole shoot, such that I didn't want to stop taking his picture. I think you'll agree he's a real cutie... I especially love the black and white images. His family agreed! Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Putney, South West London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Professional newborn baby photography session in Clapham, South West London
14th January 2013
My first newborn baby photography session of the year was with 2-week old Beth in Clapham, South West London. Generally babies are sleepiest within the first week to 10 days so anything older poses a bit of a challenge for baby and child photographers like me! This is because they sleep less and feed more. It took 3 hours to get there between feeding and crying but we managed to get some amazing pictures which the family loved.

The bunny shot is now one of my favourite ever images and is now on the back of my business card! I highly recommend Moo.com for high quality affordable business cards, the ones with rounded corners are just amazing!

Sara-Jane x



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Black and white family photography in Croydon, Surrey
13th January 2013
Between Christmas and New Year I went to Selsdon, near Croydon, in Surrey for a professional newborn baby photography session with 1 month old Nora. I ended up taking a lot of black and white family portraits while I was there, as I love the timeless classic feel of such pictures. Rather than posing the family in traditional, studio-type poses I got them to relax and just play with baby Nora. This resulted in more natural images as you can see from the below. Nora's parents absolutely loved them! Sara-Jane x



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Baby photography in Streatham, South London - gorgeous Milly
12th January 2013
I absolutely love being a professional baby and child photographer, but sometimes I REALLY love it. Taking photos of 3-month old baby Milly in Streatham, South East London was one of those times. What an absolute cutie! She has the most gorgeous blue eyes and the cutest expressions. It's often a good idea to put something else in the shot to show how little your baby is - the photo of Milly with the giant teddy is one of my all-time favourite pictures. The family now has it as a canvas in her nursery. Sara-Jane x



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Baby photography session in Earlsfield, nr Wimbledon, South West London
11th January 2013
Just before Christmas I went to Earlsfield (near Wimbeldon) in South West London to meet 6-month old Ben for a professional baby and family photography session. For the shoot, I kept it fairly simple - Ben stayed in the same cute bear babygrow and I put my favourite white blanket on the bed to give a clean "studio" look. It's important to use something textured rather than just sheets, as sheets show every single crease in the picture. This means lots of editing post-production in Lightroom, which is time consuming and not all that much fun! Sara-Jane x



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Baby photography in Clapham, South West London - 4 month Gaia
10th January 2013
I met 4 month old baby Gaia at a baby and family photography session in Clapham, South West London in December. Her mum is American, with Hispanic roots, and her dad Norwegian which makes for a very beautiful baby! We got some extremely cute images of her in various different outfits and natural ones in her nappy! Some of the portraits even made their way around the world for Christmas presents. These will be my first pictures to grace an American wall :-) Sara-Jane x



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Baby photography in Forest Hill, South East London
09th January 2013
Just before Christmas I was at a baby photography session in Forest Hill in South East London with the beautiful 2-month old Lucia. She was a very happy little baby girl and such a delight to photograph. She also really loved the camera so I was able to capture some gorgeous pictures of her and her family. Her dad is from New Zealand so I put together a frame with their three favourite images to send to the grandparents there. Sara-Jane x



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Professional baby photography in Sutton, Surrey - 4 month Zak
08th January 2013
I loved 4-month old Zak who I met at a baby photography session in Sutton, Surrey. I love being a professional baby & child photographer when babies are this smiley and easy to take pictures of. He didn't cry once during our two-hour session, even though we had lots of outfit changes, and was quite happy playing on mummy and daddy's bed as I snapped away. An absolutely gorgeous little boy! The portraits below were the family's favourites - and mine! As you can see from the images below, bright colours really pop! Sara-Jane x



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Professional baby photography in Wimbledon, South West London
07th January 2013
In December I went to Wimbledon in South West London for a professional baby and family photography session with my first Finish baby. She was such an adorable little 4 month old. This is one of my favourite ages to photograph as not only do you get lots of gorgeous smiles, but a variety of poses which you don't get with younger babies. Lying down, sitting up and my favourite - the cute tummy time pictures :-) Isn't Lumi's outfit also so adorable? Sara-Jane x



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Child photography session in Clapham, South West London
06th January 2013
As much as I love taking photos of cute little babies, I sometimes love being a child photographer even more. I met William at a family photography session in Clapham, South West London and he was such a beautiful little boy. He smiled for me, smiled for his mum and smiled for the camera. We also had a lot of fun running around and playing with his toys. An absolute little superstar! Sara-Jane x



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Newborn baby photography session in Beckenham, nr Bromley, South London
05th January 2013
10-day old Isla was a little angel at her professional newborn baby photography session in Beckenham, nr Bromley, South East London. Normally I find at that age there is lots of sleeping but she was wide awake for most of her session, and very alert for such a young baby. In fact she didn't go to sleep until I was there for 2 hours! This meant I was able to take a good mix of awake and asleep portraits. Here are mine and the family's favourite pictures. Sara-Jane x



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Nursery photography session in Bromley, South East London
04th January 2013
Back in November I did my first ever nursery photography shoot in Bromley, South East London. Before I went I thought I would do the traditional posed shots, but as I started I decided that I would rather stick to the more informal and fun shots that are typical of my work as a baby and child photographer. I am so glad I did as the parents were very happy with the images of their children. Sara-Jane x



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Child & family photography session in Wimbledon, South West London
03rd January 2013
I would say that about 80% of my work as a baby & child photographer involves newborns and babies under 8 months so it was an absolute pleasure to go to Wimbledon in South West London for a child photography session with 2-year old Jack and his family. I got to indulge my silly side and play with him, and make taking photos into a bit of a game. The end result - gorgeous, natural looking photos. Sara-Jane x



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Baby photography in East Dulwich, South London - baby Scarlett
03rd January 2013
The gorgeous Scarlett was just 9 weeks old when I met her for our newborn baby photography session in East Dulwich, South London. She was the smiliest, happiest little baby. These are my favourite photos of the day, taken just after mum had fed her and was interacting on her rocking chair. This is the reason why I prefer to hold photography sessions at my client's home rather than in a studio... it's much easier to get natural beautiful photos. Sara-Jane x



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Baby photography with my nephew in Leatherhead, Surrey
02nd January 2013
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. I got to spend a few days with my favourite little baby muse (my nephew Bobby) at my parent's in Leatherhead (near Epsom), Surrey. As well as playing lots, we had a mini photography session with his mummy (who is very happy to have a baby and child photographer in the family!!). Here are my favourite photos - I think you'll agree he's a gorgeous little boy. Sara-Jane x



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4-month baby photography session in Wimbledon, South West London
24th December 2012
I know I've had a good session as a baby and child photographer when all the photos I get back make me go awwwwwwww. Those images I took at my baby photography session with Tristan in Wimbledon, South West London were such photos. Tristan has the most crazy amount of hair for a 4-month old and really loved posing for the camera. His photos are some of the most beautiful I have ever taken. Sara-Jane x



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