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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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It’s the place where I share some of the latest photoshoots, my personal work, photography tips, musings about life, parenthood and cool things that I come across. 

Interviewed for The Family Photographer podcast!

Interviewed for The Family Photographer podcast!

I'm so excited for this - my interview with The Family Photographer podcast is out! Jenny Stein and I chat about  many different things, from how I got into photography and what it means to me, how I photograph families and what I want them to see in the photos I take, how to get brave and get into photos with your kids, and lots of other random things our conversation took us to! Find it wherever you listen to podcasts - or click this link to listen to it.
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6 Reasons To Include Books Into Your Family Photoshoot

6 Reasons To Include Books Into Your Family Photoshoot

I'm a self-confessed book worm. I learned to read aged 3, and growing up, books pretty much replaced toys and friends. Imaginary life was definitely way more interesting than any of my immediate surroundings! Now, as a mother, I find less time to read for myself, especially fiction books. I mostly read (well, listen to) business books when driving, and read children's books together with my son. So books being a huge part of my own childhood, and my life as a mother now, it's no wonder that I often encourage my clients to include reading time into our photoshoots. Here's why.
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Five must visit destinations for your next family holiday

Five must visit destinations for your next family holiday

Today I have a little treat for you - my lovely (and super knowledgable) friend Debs Keary from Luxury Travel Studio is sharing her top five destinations for your next family holiday. Luxury Travel Studio is a Surrey and Berkshire based bespoke travel agent and they...

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What love really is, in 20 family photographs

What love really is, in 20 family photographs

I'll be honest. I don't love Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong. I'm a BIG romantic at heart. I sobbed my way through The Bridges of Madison County, I binge on Outlander (the books - although the show's nice too) and as a teen, I thought Arwen and Aragorn were...

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Best Family Photos of 2018

Best Family Photos of 2018

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.
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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.