Blog - Jun 2013

Newborn baby photography in Hackney, East London - 4 week old Archie
30th June 2013
Earlier this month I went to Hackney in East London for a baby photography shoot with 4-week old Archie. Not quite being a newborn (newborn photography is done in the first 10 days) it is always hard to predict how babies that age are going to be. Asleep is great; awake is great.... but sometimes at 4 weeks when they are awake they are not happy, or so tired that their eyes are not open properly. But I needn't have worried with little Archie as he was a dream from start to finish. I managed to get photos of him in various different outfits, some naked shots, he went on his tummy, we had pictures with mum, pictures with dad (who took his top off for some great skin-on-skin images) and family portraits.... all in two hours. Definitely one of the most chilled out babies I have ever photographed!

Archie's parents had a great range of outfits... which ended up being some of my favourites pictures. What do you think?

Sara-Jane x



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Baby and child mini photography session at the Dish and Spoon, Nunhead
30th June 2013
Last month I did another one of my mini baby and child photography sessions at The Dish and Spoon cafe in Nunhead, South East London. This involves a 15-minute photo session per baby/ child for £10, with prints starting at £5 and digital images at £15. The children at my May session were particularly gorgeous, and some of them had been to see me before so it was lovely to see how they had grown up. The mummy of little Lilla (first picture below) submitted the portrait of her afterwards to a baby and child modelling agency, and Lilla was signed up. Such a proud moment for ShutterBaby Photography!

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Sara-Jane x



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Baby and family photography session in Chelsea, SW London
29th June 2013
Last month I was in Chelsea, South West London for a baby and family portrait photography session with the very gorgeous 1 year old baby Matteo and his family - German mum and Italian dad. It was a beautiful sunny spring day so we were able to get some lovely natural light pictures. The one difficulty was that Matteo had just learnt to walk and so wasn't happy to stay in one place. As half of the garden was in the sun and half in the shade, it was difficult to capture every image perfectly. So we moved inside.... to the bath! With bubbles and splashing Matteo was very happy and the final photos were amongst the family's favourites :-)

Sara-Jane x



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Baby photography session in Denmark Hill, SE London - 6 month old Anna
29th June 2013
You can tell when I've had a busy month... as there are very few blog posts about my lastest photography sessions! So over the next couple of days I am going to try my hardest to catch up. Here are some pictures I took at a baby and family photography session with 6-month old Ana in Denmark Hill, South East London. She was such a sweet baby and had a great range of expressions for the camera. I took some photos inside on the family bed and some outside in the garden. It was a perfect day for it, overcast but with a bit of sun poking through. You don't want it to be too sunny as then your child will squint and you will get shadows falling across their face.

I have also introduced a new product, a multi-image storyboard picture. If you buy the digital images this can be printed for you in 12x8 for only £20. This can be done with any newborn, baby, child or family photos from your session, in colour or in black and white. The portraits of Ana looked great in B&W as you can see below.

Here is what the parents had to say about the session: "We were completely impressed with Sara- Jane and loved the pictures. She put us all at ease during the shoot and was very flexible, allowing us to take a break for lunch. Will definately use Sara-Jane again."

Sara-Jane x



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Family photography session in Surrey Quays, South East London
15th June 2013
Last month I went to Surrey Quays in South East London for a family photography session with the gorgeous 6-week old baby Robbie and his parents. Robbie was so awake and alert for the whole two hour session, so I managed to get some absolutely gorgeous photos of him staring directly into the camera. I also captured some of my favourite belly shots, which is unusual in an almost newborn baby!! Usually you have to wait until they are at least 3 months old for that! However, my favourite pictures from the day were the family ones, which I converted into black and white for that classic timeless feel. My favourite photos are posted below.

Sara-Jane x



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One-year old baby photography shoot in Bickley, South East London
15th June 2013
I am very behind with my blogging but will attempt to catch up in the next couple of weeks!!! Last month I went to Bickley in South East London and met the very gorgeous baby Harry, for his first ever professional photography shoot. He didn't have one when he was a newborn so his parents wanted to make up for it!! One-year old babies are one of the most difficult ages to photograph, as they just want to be on the move all the time, and are too young to be given direction. So I have a new trick which I use - putting them in the bath!!! This contains them in one place, they normally absolutely love it so you get the gorgeous natural smiles and the white provides a perfect backdrop and great light! Here are three of my favourite pictures from the photo session, which the family also loved!!

Sara-Jane x



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