I have 3 small children and a dog of my own, which is why i understand how hard it can be to get happy photos of all the family yourself! And is in fact, what led me to move from a career in advertising and the arts, into family photography.
It's critical for a shoot to be fun, to be able to capture the unique character of each family. I aim to produce images that tell stories, and capture the essence of the people I'm photographing, and show the love and relationships between them.
I photograph newborns, toddlers, children, families and their pets.
I've chosen to work with children, because I love the challenge that can pose, people say never work with small children or animals, but they keep my day to day work exciting. No family photo shoot is ever the same..
And it goes without saying I love being with children and their parents!
I speak french and spanish too, if that helps. I grew up in Paris, where I spent my first 8 years before moving to London and also have spent quite a bit of time in South America and Spain over the years.
I prefer to work in an environment the family and children are most happy in, which is why i choose to take most of my photos in the home or out and about somewhere the family chooses, be that the local park, the garden, your house, or somewhere special to you.
I'll take a lot of photos in as many areas of these locations as possible to so that you have a wide variety to choose from. I find 1-2 hours is the optimum time spent if in one location, especially with smaller children. The earlier the start the better, both in terms of light, but also to maximise on children's early morning joie de vivre.
On saying this I'm also happy to take studio shoots, and work with several located in South London.
I'm based in nappy valley, between Clapham and Wandsworth common, and am happy to travel to get to you.
Within 2 weeks of the shoot I'll come to present the photos to you, so together, we can select your preferred photographs, and discuss how to best print/frame them.
"We all enjoyed the photo shoot with Emily so much. Emily was great fun and very calm with our two very over excited daughters, who immediately fell in love with her! Emily helped to relax us all and came up with lots of interesting and fun ideas. It was a really playful and happy experience. We loved all our photos!!" Katie Godman.
"We couldn't have asked for a better photographer or way to spend my son's fifth birthday. We were keen to have shots that were natural fun as well as a few that were more posed. Emily worked incredibly hard and well with our group giving suggested and ways to get the best variety of shots. It's never easy keeping up with the temperaments of two active boys and one who'd much rather be having cake by the end of the shoot! But Emily took her time and went with the flow - a crucial skill when dealing with little people! She has managed to capture my boys in a way that is unique to their personality and our family in a way which represents us a whole load of love and chaos!! Thank you so much we will treasure these shots." Asifa
"We loved the shoot. Emily made us all feel totally relaxed and was great at being creative to engage our two pocket rocket boys (with props, conversation and changing the setting regularly). Emily certainly brought out the best in the boys and we all enjoyed it enormously, which was unexpected for a photo shoot! We're absolutely delighted with our photos - the only hard bit was choosing our favourites!", Rachael Richards
"Nous sommes très contents des photos qu Emily a prises de nos enfants! Nous avons eu plein de compliments de la part de nos familles et amis! La séance photo était tres agréable et Emily a su capter l attention de nos garçons! Ce qui n est pas une mince affaire!! Emily était à l écoute de ce que nous souhaitions. La sélection et les retouches des photos se sont faites très facilement. Merci Emily!" Les Penins and in english, "We were very pleased with the photos that Emily took of our children! We've received lots of compliments from friends and family! the photo session was very fun and Emily captured our sons attention, which is no mean feat!! Emily listened to our requests and took these in hands. The editing and retouching was done v well and with great ease. Thanks Emily!"
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