Blog - Feb 2013

Child photography session in East Dulwich, South London
28th February 2013
Earlier this week I was very excited to go to East Dulwich in South London for a professional baby and child photography session with 3-yr old Mimi and her 13 month old sister Evie. Most of my shoots are with tiny babies so I was very happy to be able to take some pictures of older children for a change. Mimi was absolutely adorable, took direction really well and above all instinctively knew how to pose for the camera. She really could be a children's model. I wonder if Evie will grow up to be like her big sis!!

I also got some amazing feedback from the family after they saw the pictures:

"With a curious one-year-old and frisky three-year-old, it's very hard to even get them in the same place at the same time, but Sara-Jane managed it and the results were great. She was so patient and put the girls at ease, capturing their cheeky personalities perfectly. The only problem was trying to choose which photos we wanted, as they were all so lovely!" Awwww.

Sara-Jane x



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Professional baby photography session in Balham, South West London
26th February 2013
Last week I was in Balham in South West London for a professional baby photography session with 7-month old Sofiya. This is one of my favourite ages to photograph as you can get across their personalities a lot more than newborns. I have also started to think about offering additional products alongside traditional prints and digital images - one of which is a storyboard with three square pictures, such as the ones below, in a multi-aperture frame. With the right acrylic frame they will look amazing on the family's lounge wall! Sara-Jane x



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Newborn baby photography in Leatherhead, Surrey - 5 week old Theo
22nd February 2013
Although a newborn photography session is best within the first ten days of your baby's life, in order to get those cute, squishy asleep portraits... older newborn babies offer a little bit more. They are able to focus more so you can get some wide-eyed images and if you are lucky you can capture a windy smile or two. Here are some black and white photos with 5-week old Theo in Leatherhead, Surrey which show the variety of pictures you can get with an older newborn baby.

I also got some lovely feedback from the family:

"We booked a newborn photo shoot for our little boy Theo, and Sara-Jane did a wonderful job and took some beautiful pictures. She made the whole thing very relaxed and enjoyable for us all, and worked brilliantly with his mood. We now have some amazing photos of him and all of us together. Thank you!" Awwwwww.

Sara-Jane x



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Newborn baby photography in Bromley, South East London - 10 week old Jessie
20th February 2013
Last week I went to Bromley in South East London for a newborn baby photography session with the very gorgeous 10-week old Jessie. Unusually for a baby that age, we managed to get a mix of sleeping and awake shots - normally they are just wide awake!! Jessie was great on her belly and very smiley, so I was able to get a good mix of images including some lovely family portraits. The parents' favourite pictures were those images which I took in black and white - a few of them are posted below. Sara-Jane x



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Professional newborn baby photography session in Fulham, South West London
14th February 2013
It's been a busy February so far! Last week I went to Fulham, in South West London, for a professional baby photography session with 3-month old Jiya. This was the first of the three sessions which the family have booked as part of my Watch Me Grow Package. The Watch Me Grow package includes three professional photoshoots in the first year of your baby's life, with 15 high-resolution edited photos on CD from each session. Although she was a little bit sceptical of the big, black scary camera, she was incredibly cute, and I love the final images. Especially the one of her sleeping on her mum's shoulder.... so adorable! I can't wait to take more pictures of her as she grows up. Sara-Jane x



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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.