Baby photography London: first birthday photos on Clapham Common

Last week I went to Clapham Common to do my first outdoor photoshoot since lockdown, my first baby photography session in London in about 3 months! It was so amazing to be out with my camera again, photographing babies – during lockdown I did take my camera out but to take photos of flowers and squirrels (which I became obsessed with, such cuties!!).

This was my final photo session with Harry – I had previously photographed Harry at a week old and at 6 months old as his parents had taken out my Watch Me Grow Package (which is three photoshoots in the first year of a baby’s life). He was the cutest newborn and smiliest 6 month old. They are some of my favourite images which I use for my website and marketing!

After the most amazing spring weather the heavens opened for the first hour of our session, and we were worried we would have to postpone but luckily for us the sun came out. Harry had turned one the day before so his parents really wanted to capture some birthday photos to mark this amazing milestone in his life. The balloons proved hilarious in the wind as they kept hitting Harry in the face! We got there in the end though. I am so pleased at the way the images came out (with a mix of birthday and natural images) and I know mummy and daddy loved them too.

I am used to being very hands on in my photoshoots so it was very odd for me to not be able to go near Harry or his parents. I use a long lens though and so am able to maintain a safe 2m distance at all times. This will be the new normal for a while, definitely through my summer and autumn outdoor sessions.

Here are some lovely words from Kim after Harry’s 6-month session: “We had a second photoshoot at 6 months old having been very pleased with our baby’s newborn photos. Once again Sara-Jane did an amazing job. She captured our little boy’s personality perfectly and was ever the professional to deal with. We received our gallery on the same day and all the edited photos and album designs within a week – amazing service. Sara-Jane can’t do enough to help you select images and works collaboratively with you to get the album finish you want. I have thoroughly enjoyed the whole process again and would recommend her to anyone.”

For information and pricing for a baby or first birthday photography session in London please visit my session page. If you have any questions about this/ my Watch Me Grow Package or would like to make a booking please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184, email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk or use the contact form. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sara-Jane x