Turnham Green Maternity Shoot

Turnham Green Maternity Shoot
West London

Shot on Pentax 645N
Developed & Scanned by Carmencita Film Lab

Pretty late blogging this gorgeous, late autumn maternity shoot, but it looks so lovely I’m sharing it now! I had the pleasure of meeting the oh-so beautiful Sian at Chief Coffee Shop/pinball cafe in Turnham Green, West London. Since coffee is a pretty big passion of hers – (seriously, if you need a coffee shop recommendation in London, this girl knows!) – we thought it would be sweet to begin her bump shoot at Chief, before making our way to the local park.

You wouldn’t believe this shoot is at rush hour time, right by busy Turnham Green Station, in a little corner of the park as the sun peaked out from behind the trees. It’s amazing how you can find little nooks in the city where you wouldn’t know you were surrounded by crowds of London commuters! I loved this relaxed shoot – and Sian is absolutely glowing! Clearly ready to be a first time mum, and I am so, so happy with the results of this  gorgeous shoot with her, bump and Tim.

West London is such a great part of the city to capture your maternity shoot, with cute mews, independent coffee shops, and scatterings of parks everywhere! Drop me a line if you fancy a Mum & Bump shoot, or a full maternity session, and check out some other beautiful family & maternity images over in my portfolio.

Baby Bump shot drinking coffee

Dyptych of Sian & tim in Turnam Green Park maternity photographs in warming orangeSun flare on close up of bump in Turnham Green ParkCouples close up dyptich of bump in Turnham Green

Newborn Shoot | Rosie, Ali & Angus

Newborn Shoot, County Durham
With Rosie, Ali & Angus
London Newborn Photographer

Shot on Pentax 645N
Kodak Portra 400 & Tri-x 400
Developed & Scanned by Carmencita Film Lab

Since I had not only photographed Rosie for her private Mummy & Bump session but also captured a super sweet, outdoor maternity session with both expecting parents – it seemed only fitting to pop round and capture some pictures of baby Angus when he arrived in to this world. And it’s days like these  – and pictures like this – that remind me why I love, love, love being a photographer – being able capture moments that are so incredibly important and special.

As a London Newborn photographer, it is not that often I get to visit my childhood home in the North East, so I am so glad to have such strong connections that when I return I can spend my limited time there surrounded by special people – and also photographing special moments.

Little Angus, 17 days old, tiny and full of the most brilliant and inquisitive, facial expressions! It was a pleasure to finally meet this little man in the flesh! Spending time with these natural parents was such a treat and it was beyond easy to sit with these three, enjoy a coffee and capture these beautiful moments as they happened. We talked about life as grown ups, Harry Potter and what a joy little Angus is! Slow paced home sessions are the best, best way to shoot a new family!

And I just adore shooting newborns on film too.

Black and white film just renders absolutely beautifully and shows off soft touches, shiny eyes, wispy hair and perfect little toes in the most gentle and tender way. On top of that, I am soon to offer one off, darkroom prints from black and white sessions (but more to come on that later!)

Anyway, I’ll leave you with my favourite images from this day and if you’re interested in a newborn session check out what to expect from a shoot here or get in touch! As I am predominately a London Newborn Photographer, I am available throughout the year in the city & beyond, but keep a look out when when I am visiting County Durham if you’re a fabulous Northerner after a shoot!

Finally, huge thanks to Rosie & Ali for letting me be involved in their journey. You guys made the most perfect little human!