Using Light

Learn how to work with – and around – any kind of light. Yes, even the harsh midday light!

Composition Tricks

Discover composition techniques professional photographers use to take your family photos to the next level

Moments and Emotions

Discover how to capture real moments and authentic emotions, without resorting to bribery or asking your child to say “cheese”.

“Sometimes you will never know the value of something,

until it becomes a memory”

Dr Seuss

Oh, hello there! I’m Antonina Mamzenko, a family photojournalist based between London and Surrey. I’m also a recovering lawyer and a mum to a cheeky 6-year-old boy who is a constant source of both my frustration (let’s keep it real here, okay? parenting ain’t all roses and unicorns!) and inspiration.

After spending the past 8 years photographing children and families from across the globe, I’m now on a mission to help parents make better pictures of their children when I’m not there – that is, 364 days of the year.

Take Better Photos – With No Cheese and No Posing

Un-Cheese Your Family Photos is a FREE four-week email course for parents wanting to take better photos of their kids. This course is for you if:
  • you want to learn to take better photos without having to read the camera manual
  • you take photos with your smart phone or your DSLR and want to learn techniques that would work for both
  • you brain totally freezes when you hear words such “exposure triangle” and “aperture priority” (this course is jargon-free!)
  • you are ready to capture priceless memories of your kids growing up

All you need to get started is to pop your name and email address in the box on the right and you’ll be good to go!