Blog - May 2014

Baby and family photography in Barnes, South West London
16th May 2014
I first met baby Xavier when he was a newborn, as part of my Watch Me Grow package - where I visit the family 3 times in the first year of their baby's life, to document the various stages as their newborn baby grows up! Now he is a gorgeous 8-month old child with amazing blue eyes. The baby and family photography session took place at the family home in Barnes, South West London. 6-8 months is my favourite time to photograph babies, as they can sit up on their own, do tummy time, but can't crawl away! It means I can spend longer actually taking photos rather than chasing around after them!! Therefore, different outfit changes are possible as well as the use of several props, such as the teddy and jump-a-roo as can be seen in Xavier's pictures below. The family absolutely loved these images :-)

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Barnes, South West London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Baby, child and family photography in Nunhead, South East London
14th May 2014
Another baby, child and family photography session which I have recently done outside is with 1 year old toddler Joseph and his baby cousin, Sofia, 6 months. We chose Dulwich Park as the location due to the amazing light, big open spaces but plenty of trees to provide the necessary shade.

Sofia is not yet crawling, but Joseph was running around, so we needed plenty to keep him entertained and in one place. One thing I love about outdoor baby, child and family photography is that no flash is necessary, which means that the shutter speed can be set high enough to capture movement. One of my favourite photos is the one below of Joseph being thrown in the air by his dad :-)

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Nunhead or Dulwich Park, South East London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Child and family photography session in Honor Oak, South East London
11th May 2014
The lovely weather in May meant I was able to do lots of photography sessions outside, which is ideal with older kids who just want to run around all the time!! I met William (6), James (4) and George (2) from Honor Oak in South East London for a child and family photography session last week. We chose Peckham Rye as a location, a beautiful local park with a closed-in garden, perfect to allow the boys to run around without a lot of other people around, and to give me plenty of shade. The one tricky thing for a baby & child photographer when taking photos outside is the light, as direct sunlight causes harsh shadows and lots of squinting. Ideally you want a shady place, with light falling behind the subject on the ground, to get those gorgeous greens in the background.

Here are my favourite family pictures from the photo session, aren't they just gorgeous?

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Honor Oak or Peckham Rye, South East London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Newborn, baby & family photography in New Cross Gate, South London
07th May 2014
Another baby girl for whom I did a newborn photography session this month was 4-week old Ivy, in New Cross Gate in South East London. Newborn baby photography sessions are normally best within the first 10 days while babies are still in the curled-up squishy stage. However, Ivy was determined to prove this theory wrong and slept like an angel for most of her session. I normally don't like using props such as hats but check out the cute picture of her below :-)

Ivy also had about half an hour where she was awake and very happy, unusual according to her mummy!! She loved tummy time and had an unusually strong head for a 4-week old baby, resulting in the gorgeous photo below - which I normally only get with children over 4 months old! Her family loved all of the images and I was a happy photographer :-)

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in New Cross Gate, South East London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Newborn baby photography in Loughborough Junction, South London
05th May 2014
I have done a lot of newborn baby photography sessions recently. One such session was with the gorgeous 10-day old newborn baby Rose in Loughborough Junction, South East London. Babies like her make my job as a baby & child photographer so much easier! She slept really well, despite the changes of blankets and props, and as a result I was able to get the gorgeous squishy sleepy pictures below.

Rose's mummy loved them - here was her feedback "I just want to say thank you to Sara-Jane for this fantastic experience. We absolutely loved the pictures she took of my 10 days baby girl, Rose. She was so patient during the session. She did a great job with editing the photos. I absolutely recommend her to anyone who wants to make a nice memory of her newborn."

Sara-Jane x



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To book a newborn, baby, child or family photography session in Loughborough Junction, South East London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.