Because they grow up so quickly

Welcome to my child photography page. I am a South London child photographer and I have been photographing children and families in London for the last 12 years. 

Do you wonder where the time has gone – your children have already grown into amazing little humans with their own individual personalities. Do you want to take photos yourself but find they move too quickly or give a fake “cheese” smile? Then I can help! In my child photography sessions in London, my style is fun and relaxed, which puts your little ones at ease and allows their personalities to shine through. I believe in letting children just be themselves so I can capture their real smiles.

Sara-Jane x

Smiling girl on bed taken by South London child photographer
Putney child photography session - 6-yr old girl strikes a pose in West London
Portrait taken of three siblings at a child photoshoot in Fulham, South West London
"Sara-Jane's photos of my son are my all-time favourites. She comes to your home for the photoshoot, where your children feel naturally most comfortable, jumps right in and will do whatever it takes to get the best pictures, horsing around as though she has known your kids forever. Her photos will capture the spirit and personality of your children so well that you can't help but pause and smile every time you walk past."
Photo of smiling child in Balham, South London
South London
"Sara-Jane was helpful and professional throughout my experience with Shutterbaby. She had the challenge of trying to capture 3 children in an outdoor setting and managed it beautifully. She provided suggestions and tips about what to bring and what to wear and answered all my questions quickly. A very happy experience and I would thoroughly recommend her as a child photographer in South London."
Photo of three children hugging on the grass in East Dulwich, South London
South East London


Smiling sisters in hats at child photography session on Clapham Common by South London photographer

Children often like to play and run around, rather than sit in front of a camera and pose. So I go with what they want. If they want to pose, great. If they don’t, great! I have lots of tricks to get kids to cooperate so don’t worry if you think they won’t play ball! Your child photoshoot is held at yourLondon home, which is more relaxing for you than taking your child to a studio, as they are in familiar surroundings and can take a break if they get restless. If the weather is nice, we can also have the photography session in your local London park, my preferred location for active kids.

For children under 18 months please go to my Baby Photography page. For info and photos about family photoshoots see my Family Photography page.




Includes pre-session consultation, 1-2 hour child photoshoot in London, preparation of your gallery and in-person/ online ordering appointment. This is payable on booking and does not include digital images/ prints. Once you have seen your images, you choose from one of the following options. I know you will love your images but there is no obligation to buy if you don’t. Note that your session fee will be deducted from the collection cost. 

Children must be over 18 months – for younger children please see my Baby Photography page.



Portrait of blond girl at children's photography session in Barnes, West London

1-2 hour session

20 digital images

10 prints up to 12×8

Personalised mobile app

£50 wall art credit 

Most popular



Child photohoot in Bromley, SE London - smiling boy under blanket

1-2 hour session

10 digital images

5 prints up to 8×6*


* from chosen images



London child photoshoot in Notting Hill - boy posing on tummy on bed

1-2 hour session

5 digital images

Birthday Parties £499

Includes one hour session fee plus all digital images on USB.

£99 per additional hour.

Photo of 3 children jumping at lifestyle outdoor session in Croydon, Surrey
Sisters holding hands on bed at child photoshoot in Greenwich, SE London

Prints & Products

A range of prints and products are available to buy after any session, check out my product page for more info.


I am a South London child photographer but your child photography session can be held at your London home in South London, East London, West London or Central London. This is much more relaxing than a studio for your children as they are in their own familiar surroundings. I will normally take photos in your bedroom or spare room, putting a blanket over the bed to make a background and use a blank wall for  family photos. I can also take photos of your child playing in their bedroom or in the garden.

Your child photoshoot can also be held outside in your favourite London park. I prefer this with active kids as it’s always a lot of fun!

Child photoshoots can take up to 2 hours. I only book one child photography session per day, so it feels super relaxed and not rushed. Your session isn’t timed and I won’t leave until I know I have taken all of the images you want!

I will take a variety of images – close ups, full body, with your child’s favourite toy/ book etc. I will also take photos of your children playing and running around, whatever it takes to get those smiles!

Parents can be included in photos too. With family photos I can take both traditional posed portraits and natural images of you playing with your baby. 

Although I am a South London child photographer I also provide child photography sessions in Central London, West London and East London too. I will travel up to an hour from Herne Hill, anything over this (c10 miles) will incur an additional travel charge.

Lighter colours work well – they don’t need to be totally plain but it’s best to avoid too many bright patterns/ tops with logos. Siblings should be coordinated! 

For mum and dad, it’s best to wear light, non-patterned clothes which are coordinated with each other and your child/ children. I recommend similar tones especially if you want black and white photos.

If you need help, I am happy for you to send me a screenshot of your proposed outfits before the session. .

I have spent a lot of time with children so I have lots of tricks to get kids to cooperate so don’t worry if you think they won’t sit still! I will make friends with them and be very silly to get those natural smiles.

In the rare occasion that they don’t play ball I will rearrange your session to another day..Your session is also flexible if your child is sick on the day – there is no point in trying to get images of a poorly child. 

The child photography session fee must be paid when you book. Additional payment for digital images, prints and products is payable at the time of ordering. 

After your session, I will show you 20-30 images  in a mix of colour and black and white. Viewings are either via an in-person ordering appointment or an online gallery. I usually get your photos ready for you to view within one week of your photoshoot.

Orders must be placed either on the day of the ordering appointment or within a week of your gallery being posted. I sell a variety of products – digital images, prints, albums and wall art. 

All digital images will be professionally retouched with blemishes, scratches, background etc fixed. High resolution photos with full printing rights will be supplied to you via We Transfer download or on a posted USB.

Photo of smiling child in Balham, South London


If you would like a child photography session in London to capture beautiful memories of your little angels, please get in touch using the form below, email me at sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk or call me on 07958 734184. I look forward to hearing from you.

Sara-Jane x

Photo of four children on the bed Beckenham, South London