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Photograph your family’s Christmas like a pro

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – are you ready to capture it all, the joy, the wonder, the excitement and even the boredom?! Here are some of my favourite tips to help you move beyond the snapshot and document this year’s Christmas – from preparations to opening the presents!

A day exploring London with a family from Singapore

This family from Singapore decided to book a full Day in the Life photoshoot with me so they could capture all of their adventures with two little kids without worrying about time limits or coordinating naptimes. I really do find that often – maybe rather counter-intuitively – a longer photoshoot is better for young children as there’s no pressure to perform in a limited time frame. You are free to just get on with your day, and that makes both the children and the parents very relaxed, which in turn results in fantastic photographs.

Portrait of Britain

I took this photograph a year ago today at People’s Vote March. Yesterday, once again, I marched with over one million people in London for People’s Vote. Then, as now, this image of father and daughter, tired and frustrated with the current state of affairs, wanting their voice to be heard, is what Britain looks to me right now. That’s why earlier this year I submitted this image for the Portrait of Britain award, and I’m so thrilled that the judges saw what I saw too and shortlisted it among 200 other amazing photographs.

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2020, a decade as a family photographer, and a new brand!

2020, a decade as a family photographer, and a new brand!

So it's a new decade - and a doubly new decade in my quarters. 2020 marks 10 years since I became a full-time family photographer (wait, what!?) I actually thought I'd missed it as I'd started photographing a couple of years before that while still in my day job,...

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Photograph your family’s Christmas like a pro

Photograph your family’s Christmas like a pro

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – are you ready to capture it all, the joy, the wonder, the excitement and even the boredom?! Here are some of my favourite tips to help you move beyond the snapshot and document this year’s Christmas – from preparations to opening the presents!
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A day exploring London with a family from Singapore

A day exploring London with a family from Singapore

This family from Singapore decided to book a full Day in the Life photoshoot with me so they could capture all of their adventures with two little kids without worrying about time limits or coordinating naptimes. I really do find that often - maybe rather counter-intuitively - a longer photoshoot is better for young children as there's no pressure to perform in a limited time frame. You are free to just get on with your day, and that makes both the children and the parents very relaxed, which in turn results in fantastic photographs.
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Portrait of Britain

Portrait of Britain

I took this photograph a year ago today at People's Vote March. Yesterday, once again, I marched with over one million people in London for People's Vote. Then, as now, this image of father and daughter, tired and frustrated with the current state of affairs, wanting their voice to be heard, is what Britain looks to me right now. That's why earlier this year I submitted this image for the Portrait of Britain award, and I'm so thrilled that the judges saw what I saw too and shortlisted it among 200 other amazing photographs.
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One Frame: New Baby

One Frame: New Baby

There is something about this image that I absolutely adore. It's simple, timeless, imperfect and there's certain vulnerability in it that every mother feels in those first few weeks and months after giving birth.
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Black and white teen portraits – underwater

Black and white teen portraits – underwater

The family legend goes that on my first seaside holiday as a child, for the first 7 days⁠ I screamed the beach down when I was carried INTO the water, and the last 7 days I screamed the beach down when I was carried OUT of the water.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Since then, water have always...

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ABOUT ME

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.