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I can’t quite believe 2018 is almost over – can you? There was this one meme floating on the internet which I can’t now locate, but it basically went like this: 2018 was like “January, cold, World Cup, heatwave, heatwave, football is coming home, heatwave, December”.  That’s definitely how it felt to me.

This past year has been both wonderful and challenging (I do love a good challenge! – when I’m on the other side of it that is) in equal measure. I honestly could not have done it without the support of my friends, my family, my lovely clients and my students  and every single person who’d ever liked, shared or commented on the stuff I put out there in the world wide web.

I’ve photographed many families in London – both local and from across the globe – and it was so lovely to catch up with old friends and meet new people.

I’ve been named in the top 10 family photographers in the world and the top family photographer in the UK by the Family Photojournalists Association (the best bit about that one was my seven year old son being so happy about mummy being “famous” and saying he’s so proud of me! that melted my heart!)

I’ve travelled to new places, and crossed Venice off the bucket list.

I’ve launched an online course and mentoring for family photographers in the beginning of their business journey and already seeing my students doing so well – and I can’t wait for the next run of the course with new faces in January!

I laughed with friends and ate lots of yummy food. We’ve had an actual, proper summer here in the UK.

2019 is promising to be an exciting year, and I’m really looking forward to dreaming up some big dreams and making them a reality!

So have a very Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and hope you get to spend wonderful time with your families over this festive period – see you in 2019!

I’m looking forward to spending the holidays with my family and having proper time off, so I’ll see you in 2019. For now, here are the photographic highlights of 2018. Enjoy!

I’m  Antonina Mamzenko – an award-winning natural light newborn, baby and family photographer based between London and Surrey. I specialise in creating candid, natural family photographs with zero cheese and no posing. I work all over London and Surrey, including Cobham, Esher, Thames Ditton, Richmond upon Thames, St Margarets, Twickenham, Teddington, Hampton, Kingston upon Thames, Surbiton, Kew, Chiswick, Putney, Fulham, Wimbledon, Holland Park, Kensington, St John’s Wood and Hampstead. Find more information about my photography sessions or get in touch to check availability and book your family photoshoot.