2020 was not a totally terrible year for everyone. Alice and Andy for example were patiently waiting to welcome their little one into the world. Timing has been everything in scheduling any photo sessions with clients ever since the planet has been on pause. I managed to meet them Alice and Andy for Alice’s citizenship celebrations one day before the first national lockdown of the year just when they found out they were expecting. Then again slightly before the second lockdown to capture the waiting and the bump, and finally just a couple of weeks after baby was born –
Meet Lala. Our improvised quick newborn session took place back in March, right before Lockdown I. 2020. I was visiting family and spent some of my time in Budapest with my sister, brother-in-law and baby Lala. He was only about 2.5 weeks old. Newborn sessions at home are the cosiest thing you can imagine. Like with most family sessions involving tiny humans, they don’t always go to plan. In fact we had less than half an hour to take these photos, the entire family will treasure them forever though. As you will find out from the images in a few
The year was 2020. And we took photos through plexiglass and for the sake of the picture we removed the hideous looking tube of disinfectant wipes and we wore masks. But the celebrant was funny and made us all laugh, and although we were not supposed to touch anything, friendship was so physically present in the room. Most importantly there was love. And there was laughter and hope and happiness. We FaceTimed Jessica’s family in California after the ceremony; it was 8 o’clock in the morning their time but they were all dressed up, tux and all. It was windy
Visited my Nina and her family back a while ago. It really was quite a while ago. When I took these photos Naël wasn’t born yet, and Louis was only a few weeks old, and Alfie became the protagonist of one of my most favourite images I’ve ever taken. This first one, yes. I love the moment, the blurred movement, the composition, the grain, the smiles. I love absolutely everything about this photo. Family sessions are great. They are challenging, they get messy, and noisy, and usually don’t go exactly as planned. But they are wonderful in their own unique
It’s that time again. The most beautiful season of all. Autumn is just really special here. It’s special everywhere. However, when you’re in London and the summer is too hot there isn’t that much that you can do other than lying in front of the fan inside your flat. Winter is rather flat and not much going on. There isn’t any snow to get excited about either. Spring is nice. But autumn! Autumn is just special. I really wanted a foggy docklands series and I got one when Nix and Ollie (AKA https://ollieandnixphotography.com/ – yes, fellow photographers and it is
Another great example of a couple session at home was Davina and Gordon’s engagement shoot. We visited them in their home in Edinburgh. Their beautiful Spaniel joined us for this session and it was the cosiest thing ever. Engagement photos from Edinburgh below. It was super cold outside but for the second half of our shoot we decided to visit one of their favourite parks nearby. Have we mentioned how much we love shooting in peoples homes (haha, yes we have) – at least for part of their session with us. Habitat. Your natural habitat. Where you feel at home.
These two kind souls are getting hitched tomorrow and because our pre-wedding session in Covent Garden was pretty “last minute” with them, releasing this blog post is also pretty last minute. This is a great occasion though for us to wish them all the happiness in the world. Rufina and Emil are two wonderful and genuinely really kind humans and this comes across in these images so well. As for the aesthetics we were absolutely going for that 80s’ vibe and Kodak look. Just love how these turned out. We discussed why engagement shoots are so amazing and lovely to
Jess and Sam are having a California wedding next year, however living in London their one wish was to take some of their engagement photos at Stockwell tube station.
Dina and Adam, the creators behind Cakes & Leaves. Dina creates gorgeous nature inspired cakes using organic ingredients and if you are currently wedding planning or – you know – celebration planning you should totally check out her website. By the way, just love it when the humans on the other side of the lens become our actual real-life friends by the end of our session together. One question: do they look camera shy to you? We don’t see it either. Glad we got that out of the way right in the first paragraph of this post, haha. Keep scrolling
In London there are honestly so many lovely locations to choose from when on the look out for a nice spot for your couple session. Kynance Mews, near Gloucester Road is one of them. Meeting Fen and Segun was like a real breath of fresh air. They are the couple behind MonAnnie Cakes and they are the kind of people who inspire you to be better and do better. We had a little bit less than an hour to shoot but the conversations we had during that short period of time will not be forgotten. Fen has this absolutely sweet
For this beautiful couple shoot we spent a morning in Budapest with Debi and Jazon, visiting one of the most beautiful bridges and riding the old yellow trams. So much love for these two. Young and sweet and so in love. Though they are naturals in front of the camera and totally look the part, they are not professional models, believe it or not. We can’t wait to have you in front of our lens again, Debi and Jazon. Our most favourite look in photographs is hands down the colour palette of the 70s, 80s and early 90s. The below