Welcome to my London photography + life blog. It’s the place to get to know me a bit better and where I share some of my work, photography advice and tips, my travels, musings about life and parenthood. And books, a lot of books.
I felt like I hadn’t really picked up the camera much over the past few weeks during the lockdown as I’ve retreated into my own bubble — but looking back and the thousands of files in my hard drive I clearly have. A while back I’ve heard Pete Souza, Barack Obama’s White House photographer, say that often the true meaning or significance of an image doesn’t reveal itself until some time has passed, and I’m embracing that.
If you’re stuck with kids at home due to self-isolation, embracing social distrancing, or because you’re on a COVID-19 lockdown, I know it can be difficult and frustrating. As someone who’s been home educating my 9 year old son since the he was 4 while also running a business, I know a thing or two about managing a child at home with stayng sane. Hopefully this little guide will help you stay sane, too.
With five children under the age of five running in different directions at warp speed, I was ready to embrace the chaos and let the things evolve as they might. That’s exactly what my approach to photography is all about.
I heard good things about Sony mirrorless cameras but was hesitant to switch systems – when you have thousands of pounds worth of equipment of one camera system, this could be a costly move so I was fully prepared to patiently wait for Canon to release a dual-slot mirrorless camera, but…
Older children can be tricky to photograph as they are becoming more and more self-aware, but engaging them in the physical play where they can show off their skills and get lost in a moment is often the best way to go.
This American military family was visiting London in January over from Italy where they were stationed at the time, and they reached out to me to document their London adventures before baby number two made an appearance. Despite what you might think, it doesn’t always rain in London in winter and we do have wonderful crisp sunny days and the low northern winter light gives that extra special look and feel to the photographs – but to be honest I can take great family photographs in any weather, rain or shine!
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I’m Antonina, a London family photographer who takes a photojournalistic approach.
I’m a recovering lawyer, an imperfect mother and a book junkie.
Creating candid, artistic family photography is my true calling.