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.

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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Visiting Waverley Abbey in Farnham + Photo Tips for Historic Sites

Visiting Waverley Abbey in Farnham + Photo Tips for Historic Sites

Waverley Abbey has been a place I'd heard of many times but never got a chance to visit. Located in Farnham in Surrey Hills, it's an English Heritage site hidden away on country roads (don't trust Google Maps that will try and take you up a private track, follow the signs instead). That warm October afternoon we had some time to kill between things, the sun was shining, I had a camera in my bag and so we ended up going on a bear hunt an adventure.
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One Frame: Family Photos at Home in Belsize Park

One Frame: Family Photos at Home in Belsize Park

Photographing families in their homes is my favourite things to do - and it's just as well given how unpredictable British weather can be. At home, everyone can relax and be themselves, which is especially important when you have younger kids.
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Photos with my parents

Photos with my parents

My dad used to take a lot of pictures of me, especially as a baby (an instinct I totally understand now as a parent myself). The older I got, the fewer photographs were taken, but one thing remained constant - very, very few photographs of me were WITH my parents, and NEVER with both of them at the same time.
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13 Activity Ideas for Your Autumn Family Photoshoot

13 Activity Ideas for Your Autumn Family Photoshoot

Let me make this clear: I know you are busy. You work a lot, and weekend family time is at a premium. You put off booking your family photoshoot because you think it requires so much planning and clothes coordination, and making sure your kids behave, and sacrificing your family time, and you simply can't face it even when you know you must. Well the good news is that when you get me to take your family pictures, it's nothing like that at all. 
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Natural children’s photography at Cadogan Square Gardens, Chelsea

Natural children’s photography at Cadogan Square Gardens, Chelsea

This photoshoot was very special - the family was visiting over from Washington, DC, and wanted to capture some special photographs of the kids having brilliant time here in London. Because they visit London frequently, they didn't really want to have typical landmarks in the background, and instead opted for some relaxed family portraits in the private gardens of the Cadogan Gardens Hotel where they were staying.
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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.