Indoor Family Photography | Chalfont St Giles

The Smith Family
Chalfont St Giles

Shot on Pentax 645N
Kodak Portra 400 & Ilford Delta 3200
Developed & Scanned by Carmencita Film Lab

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of heading to Chalfont St Giles, a beautiful little village just outside of London to photograph the Smith Family. Luck had been against us in pretty much all the planning of this shoot (terrible weather, poorly children!) and on this day, as soon as I stepped outside of the train station – it began to rain. The plan had originally been a lovely family walk – a great way to capture everyone together – but alas today was not the day! Instead we opted to head indoors and try a shoot in the house. It was a little tricky with the grey clouds hiding the sun and limiting the natural light – but it doesn’t matter because we had such a ball! This set of images perfectly captures the energetic, fun and bubbly vibe in the Smith household.

Inside, I got to capture gorgeous, laughing photographs of the girls playing with their dad, and everyone cuddling up on the sofa and telling stories. I absolutely love the peaceful pictures, all together reading through books, quiet and calm.

So rain, I am pretty sure we had the last laugh – because just look at how sweet these pictures are. I love them!

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Newborn Photography | Hertfordshire

Newborn Photography

Shot on Pentax 645N & Nikon F100
Kodak Portra 400 & Kodak Tri-X 400
Developed & Scanned by Carmencita Film Lab

Just 17 days old and absolutely perfect. I love, love, love  these special photographs of baby Rufus.

 Newborn photography sessions are probably my favourite. I love the fact my job lets me capture such important memories – and any parent can tell you how fast their baby grows and changes in that first year (even those first few weeks!)

So, at 17 days old, Rufus is a charmer already. Incredibly well behaved, extremely sleepy and dressed up in an adorable, hand knitted cardigan made with love by his Grandma (another reason to get newborn pictures – the items that may get lost over time are recorded forever.)

I headed out of London, to Herts, to photograph this little family of three.  We kept the shoot simple and relaxed, using natural window light, lovely hand knitted clothes and blankets – and simply focusing on organic moments between them all. Capturing the little details that change so quickly – his hands, his feet and his head full of hair! It was one of the most enjoyable and peaceful sessions I have shot. And the reply I received – after seeing their online gallery – is proof enough why a newborn shoot is so important:

“..thank you so much for giving us these memories. He’s changed so much already, it’s such a special time and so worth doing.”

Throughout the shoot I used a mixture of black and white and colour film and I can’t tell which I love more! Black and white offers so much in terms of honest, timeless images. But then the colour  – especially his gorgeous, colourful nursery – looks pretty fabulous as well!

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If you want your little one photographed, drop me an email at Bear in mind that it’s best to shoot a newborn when they are under three weeks old! Have a look at what you can expect from a Newborn Photography Session here. I also offer Year One | Story of Their First Year packages – a great option if you want newborn, 6 month and one year images. You can find out more here.