Blog - May 2015

Birth photography at Portland Hospital, London
23rd May 2015
This week I had my first ever birth photography shoot at the Portland hospital in London. I was a little apprehensive as I've never been present at a c-section birth before, but it was an amazing thing to witness. I captured photos all the way from the moment of incision, the birth itself, weighing the baby and some gorgeous first images of newborn James with his mummy and daddy. Those first intimate moments made me want to cry! I am looking forward to his newborn photography session next week where I can take some family pictures with his big brother :-)

Here are just a few of my favourite photos taken at the birth.

Sara-Jane x



To book a newborn, baby, child, family, pregnancy or birth photography session in London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Christening photographer in Clapham, South West London
23rd May 2015
Last week I photographed the christening of 3-week old newborn Delilah-Rose in Clapham, South West London. Vicars don't normally allow baby & child photographers into the church so I was extremely lucky that he was so relaxed about it. I love being able to capture those special moments through reportage style photography, as they are a lot more natural than the staged photos taken with parents, godparents, extended family etc. Lighting can be difficult in churches so it's necessary to have a camera which has a wide aperture and can cope with a high ISO. That's why hiring a professional rather than trying to take photos yourself is a great idea!

Sara-Jane x



To book a newborn, baby, child, family, pregnancy or christening photography session in Clapham, South West London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Baby and child photography session in Richmond Park, South West London
11th May 2015
Over the bank holiday weekend I met the lovely 3-year old Hugo and his 1-year old baby brother Solomon in Richmond Park, South West London. Their mummy had won a baby and child photography session which I had donated for a fundraising raffle for my nephew's playgroup in Kingston (he was in the same one as Hugo). We were blessed with the most amazing weather and so decided to do the photoshoot in the Isabella Plantation to make the most of the colourful flowers. I just love the vibrancy in the photos below, enhanced by the boys' beautiful expressions. Which is your favourite picture?

Sara-Jane x



To book a newborn, baby, child, family or pregnancy photography session in Richmond, South West London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Baby photographer in Peckham, South East London
11th May 2015
I'm loving outdoor photography sessions at the moment. Last week I was at a baby photography shoot in Peckham Rye Park, South East London with the gorgeous and smiley 10-month old Hamish and his family. I first met the family at a charity photoshoot I did for Kings Cross hospital and they loved the photos so much they wanted to have some more. The session was so much fun as Hamish has started walking around hand-holding which made him constantly happy :-)

Here are my favourite pictures from the day, I love the way the light catches in Hamish's beautiful green eyes and makes them sparkle.

Sara-Jane x



To book a newborn, baby, child, family or pregnancy photography session in Peckham, South East London please call Sara-Jane on 07958 734184 or email sarajane@shutterbaby.co.uk.
Christening photography in Herne Hill/ Dulwich, South London
10th May 2015
Last week I was in my home town of Herne Hill, South London photographing a christening. The actual service was in Dulwich, but the vicar wouldn't allow photos inside the church, and the rain put paid to photos outside, so the photography session was held at the family home. I have met the family previously when I took Flynn's newborn photos last November when he was just a tiny 3-week old baby. He is now a super smiley and gorgeous 6-month old. He takes after his 2-year old brother Austin in that respect!

Christenings are very different from my normal photography sessions as it's more about the adults than the children!! Below are a few of the pictures I took of Flynn and Austin with their parents and their grandparents.

Sara-Jane x



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