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

Baby photography session in Kingston, Surrey
23rd December 2012
I have recently introduced my Watch Me Grow Package where for £600 you can get three photo sessions over the first year of your baby's life (15 digital images included per session). Last month I went to Kingston in Surrey to meet 6-week old Hazel for the first of her baby photography sessions. Hazel was very smiley and alert and even gave me a cheeky wink. I think you'll agree her photos are beautiful. Sara-Jane x



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Family photography session in Wimbledon, South West London
22nd December 2012
I met 4 month old George at a family photography session in Wimbledon, South West London last month. He was a very cute and smiley baby. I took a mixture of colour and black and white photos, but the black and white ones were the clear favourites of mum and dad. I especially love family photos in B&W, I think they make for a more classic photo.... and you don't have to worry about colours clashing! Sara-Jane x



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Newborn baby photography session in Bromley, South East London
21st December 2012
Last week I went to visit a university friend in Bromley, South East London, for a professional newborn baby photography session. She had given birth to little Evan the month before. Normally with newborns, I get a lot of those cute squishy sleepy photos as they like to sleep a lot. Evan however was totally wide awake, and was the youngest little poser I have ever photographed. He absolutely loved the camera, what a little star. I am so pleased with the pictures below, and mummy was too! Sara-Jane x



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Baby dress-up photography in Wimbledon, South West London
20th December 2012
Never has being a baby and child photographer been so much fun as when I went to Wimbledon, South West London, for my baby photography session with Amelia. Normally I don't use props and take very natural photos, but as Mum and Dad absolutely loved dressing up little Amelia got to dress up too. There were dresses, shoes and feather boas for mum and a mini rugby outfit for dad. Here are some of my favourite (and theirs!) photos from the day. Sara-Jane x



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Child & family photography session in Clapham, South West London
14th December 2012
Taking photos of siblings is always a challenge, especially when there's more than two children. Three feisty kids at my family photography session in Clapham, South West London of 4,6 and 8 was definitely a challenge!!! Especially as the youngest child didn't understand the term "sit still"! The best way to deal with this is to make the shoot into a game.... my favourite is the one where they climb on top of each other. I love this photo, what about you? Sara-Jane x



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Family photography at Dulwich Twins Club, South East London
12th December 2012
It's been a busy few weeks in my life as a baby, child and family photographer. A lot of families have wanted photos for Christmas presents for the grandparents, so my blog posts have suffered. But I am getting back on it now! I wanted to share with you some photos I took in November for the Dulwich Twins Club in South East London. Taking photos of twins is much trickier than one baby, as when one looks at the camera the other looks away, or as one smiles, another cries! But I was very pleased with some of the results. Here are my favourite photos from the shoot. Sara-Jane x



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Baby and child photography with a family of six in Wimbledon, South London
20th November 2012
When my friend asked me to her house in Wimbledon, South London for a family photography session I was up for the challenge! It's the first time since I became a baby and child photographer than I have been asked to photograph such a big family. There are twin boys of 6 months (whose newborn portraits I did when they were a few days old), their 3 year old brother and 6 year old sister. It's always difficult to get that many kids to look at the camera at the same time, but I was happy with the resulting images. Here are my favourite black and white photos from the session. Sara-Jane x



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Baby and child photography in Dulwich Park, South London
19th November 2012
The beautiful autumn weather meant that the family photography session with Ezra and Eve could be held outside. Their mum chose Dulwich Park in South London as the location. Taking photos outside is one of my favourite things about being a baby and child photographer. Firstly, because it's so much fun!! I get to capture the personalities of the children as they are playing. Secondly, all that gorgeous natural light makes for great photos. Sara-Jane x



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Baby photography session in Kensington, London
18th November 2012
Last month I went to Kensington, London for a baby portrait session with the gorgeous 6 month old Finlay. This is one of my favourite ages to photograph as they are able to sit up on their own, have a playful personality, love the camera, but are not moving so much it makes achieving that all-important focus difficult. Here are some gorgeous photos of him on his parents bed, my favourite place to photograph your babies. Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Kensington, London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Monthly family photography sessions in East Dulwich, South London
17th November 2012
My mini newborn, baby, child and family photography sessions at The Dish and The Spoon in Peckham/ East Dulwich, South London are proving to be very popular. The October session was so oversubscribed I am running two in November. Maybe my prices are too cheap :-) October was all about the girls.... one very gorgeous baby and two beautiful toddlers, who could definitely all be children's models if they wanted to. The result was some beautiful portraits. Sara-Jane x



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Baby photography for First Touch, Tooting, South London
17th November 2012
On World Prematurity Day, raising awareness of prematurity and the lives of babies born too soon, it is important to remember the work of charities such as First Touch whose support means babies born early have the care they need. A couple of weeks ago I went along to see them in action at St George's Hospital in Tooting, South London. I visited the premature baby wards and took some photographs for their website and publicity. I was truly humbled by the work they do, the amazing nurses and the parents who cope with such a difficult situation. Days like that make me so happy to be a baby and child photographer. Sara-Jane x



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Black & white newborn baby photography in Epsom, Surrey
02nd November 2012
I am torn between loving taking photos of newborn babies in colour to show that beautiful pinkness, or taking them in black and white for a timeless classic feel to the portraits. On a newborn baby photography shoot in Epsom, Surrey that choice was taken out of my hands... as the parents wanted some black and white photos of their 10 day old boy to match those taken of his 2 year old sister when she was a baby. Austin was a delight to photograph and slept for most of his session. I absolutely love the finished images. Sara-Jane x



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Gorgeous newborn baby at photography session in Sutton, Surrey
02nd November 2012
It's been a crazy few weeks so I've not had a chance to blog about the gorgeous babies I have been photographing. Expect a load of them in November! A few weeks ago I went to Sutton in Surrey to photograph the gorgeous newborn baby Mya, who was only a few days old but had the craziest amount of hair! She absolutely loved being photographed and really did not want to go to sleep!! But this meant I could get a lot of gorgeous awake shots as well as those beautiful squidgy newborn ones... enjoy :-) Sara-Jane x



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Child photography on Clapham Common, South London
15th October 2012
Last week I went to Clapham Common in South London for a child photography session with the gorgeous 3 year old Maisie. It started raining almost as soon as we got there but that didn't stop us having a lot of fun and getting some great photos. Posed close-up shots are beautiful, but contemporary lifestyle photography on location is something I love doing even more. It really shows up the personality of the children and documents the little things they do in everyday life. Being a baby and child photographer in London rocks :-) Sara-Jane x



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Christmas Shopping Event in Wandsworth, South London
13th October 2012
For all mums in SW London:

Little Print Jewellery is having a Christmas shopping event on Monday 12th November from 9:30 - 12:30 at 35 Melody Road SW18.

Little Print Jewellery takes finger, hand or footprints of your children and creates beautiful sterling silver bespoke pieces. In addition to LPJ, Phoenix Traders, Emma Levine, Stella and Dot, Liberty Belle and ShutterBaby Photography will be there. I will be offering mums the opportunity to have a photo taken of their baby or child for £10... a great Christmas gift idea.

A chance to pick up a few treats, do some fingerprint jewellery and have some photos taken of your baby or child.

Coffee and biscuits will also be available and a small entry charge of £2 will be made for the local charity First Touch.

We do hope you can join us all to make it a fabulous morning!

Sara-Jane x

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Baby photography in Balham, South London: gorgeous Henry
10th October 2012
I had the pleasure of photographing the gorgeous Henry at a baby photography session at his parent's house in Balham, South London. The light was amazing as they had an upstairs bedroom with skylights, so I was able to shoot at a low ISO and a high shutter speed for those super-sharp eyes. For such close up portraits this is an absolute necessity and shows the difference between professional and amateur photos. Check out those beautiful blue eyes. Sara-Jane x



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Baby and child mini photosession in East Dulwich
30th September 2012
Last week I was at the fourth of my very successful mini photo sessions at The Dish and The Spoon in East Dulwich, South London. It was the busiest of all my sessions with 14 mums along with their gorgeous newborns, babies and children, which made it a challenge to finish on time.... I didn't!! Luckily the cafe has such gorgeous coffee and cakes that no-one minded overrunning and a total of 58 photos were ordered! This made it very hard to choose the ones I wanted to share with you as so many were beautiful. These ones really stood out for me though, hope you love them. Sara-Jane x



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Gorgeous girlie at baby photography session in Balham, South London
28th September 2012
Last week I was at a professional baby and family photography shoot in Balham, South London. Clara (yes, another one!) is one of the prettiest little girls I have ever had the pleasure of photographing, and she was an angelic child for the whole hour and a half of the session. Although I managed to get some beautiful portraits of her smiling, I actually prefer her more serious staring-at-the-camera look. These are my favourite pictures from the day. What do you think?!

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Balham, South West London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Cute and squidgy - newborn photography in Dulwich, South London
25th September 2012
I love being a photographer when I get to take photos of newborn babies. I went to do a shoot in Dulwich, South London, when Clara who was just 9 days old. She was so awake and inquisitive for most of the shoot, so we got some great wide-eyed pics. However, my favourite were the ones I took at the end when she was asleep, all cute and squidgy. Clara's parents love them too :-) Sara-Jane x



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Summertime family photography in Hyde Park, London
22nd September 2012
Last weekend I made the most of the last warm sunny day of summer by having a family photography session in Hyde Park, London. The cute little 11 month old is an early walker so I managed to capture some pics of him toddling unsteadily, plus some natural shots of him playing with his parents. I wish that it could be sunny all year round, as location shoots are by far my favourite. Not looking forward to the long dark months inside! Sara-Jane x



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