Ava Rose – 5 weeks old

As a devoted auntie myself, I was touched when Ava’s auntie got in touch to arrange a family photoshoot as a gift to celebrate Ava’s birth. At 5 weeks old, Ava was content and settled and Adam & Laura were relaxed and enjoying every minute with their new daughter. I was able to photograph Ava with some gorgeous blankets gifted by family, including a beautiful patchwork quilt. I like to capture all the little details – tiny toes, curled fingers and chubby chins – as well as baby portraits, and its always so special to photograph the bond between new parents & baby.

When I sent over the images I received a lovely message from mum Laura: “thanks so much Hannah, the photos are beautiful… We had a lovely morning with you and it was clear to see how much Ava loved it too. She likes the camera! Thanks for being so patient with her”. Photographing new babies at home means everyone can be relaxed and comfortable and allowing 3 hours for newborn sessions ensures there’s no rush or pressure, plenty of time for feeding and settling, so it’s stress-free and everyone can enjoy the experience.

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You can see more of my family photography on my website, and if you’d like to arrange a relaxed family portrait or newborn session in your home I’d love to hear from you.

Lizzie & David’s St Paul’s Engagement

Lizzie & David both work near the river and their first dates often included walks along the South Bank, so it was only fitting that we headed there for their engagement shoot. We managed to find quiet benches and spots to sit in, as well as enjoying the incredible backdrops of St Paul’s and Tower Bridge. Before we met, Lizzie explained that she and David didn’t like having their photos taken and that they weren’t photogenic… Happily these pictures proved them wrong – this is why I love prewed shoots! It gave them a chance to get used to being photographed (the first time I asked them to kiss they both just looked at me in horror and then burst out laughing!), to learn to relax in front of the camera and even enjoy it. And the beautiful, natural, relaxed portraits give them the confidence that they look great in photos so that on their wedding day they won’t be worrying about how they’ll look in the photos, and can just lose themselves in the excitement of the day – I can’t wait!

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If you’re just engaged please get in touch so we can plan a relaxed and romantic engagement session that fits your story. Or if you’re planning a special proposal I’d love to find a way to capture the moment, whether you’d like to propose during a couple shoot or arrange for me to be in your chosen location to photograph it discreetly.

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