Natasha was quietly confident, this being her second child. She knew what to expect, and what to try. This was the first time we’d met but she didn’t have any hesitations about being photographed and just got on with the business at hand: providing nourishment to her newborn son. I have many beautiful images of her that I’d created in the short time we had together, but I love this one the most.
Last year I’ve started a new personal project, Nourish, intended to document and celebrate the many ways we feed our babies. The project is still in it’s infancy, but I have many wonderful images I’m yet to share, so even through I feel like there’s still a long way to go before I’m going to get anywhere, I want to start sharing what I have.
Wow, what a year it’s been! I’ve photographed families in London (and beyond) from all across the world and laughed with them – a lot! I’ve captured pregnancies, newborn babies, toddlers, walks in the park, bathtimes, mealtimes and bedtimes. I’m thankful to every single family that trusted me to document their life for them.
The first year of any baby’s life is full of important milestones: first smiles, first foods, first steps – and of course, first Christmas. For baby Nino this milestone was even more special: just a few months before he underwent a very complicated open heart operation, and Kate and Luke invited me to capture them and their newborn baby just before that was due to happen. A few months later, with the operation successful and the scary stuff well behind them, I joined their family again to capture Nino’s first Christmas.
It’s been a while since I’ve shared some of the lovely albums that have been going out to my families, so let’s fix this today! Last week I shared photos from this gorgeous baby photo shoot in Hersham and mentioned that the family purchased one of my Fine Art Albums, so here it is!
I have a confession to make. Newborns and babies are my favorite subjects to photograph. I love the fact that they just are, they are completely themselves and they experience the world with this wide-eyed amazement and wonder that’s unlike anything else.