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Back in February, I was commissioned to photograph a range of fantastic outdoor clothes for a new brand, Amamaya Clothing for their upcoming website refresh and to use on social media. Amamaya make merino wool outdoor clothing for children with designs that are made to last and look good, and let me tell you, they are absolutely amazing (I’ve been so impressed after having a chance to see and touch them myself I went ahead and bought one for my son – and he loves it too!).

Being a small business owner myself, I’m always excited to work with fellow entrepreneurs and help them translate their ideas into imagery that will attract their ideal client. My head was buzzing with ideas from the moment Laura, Amamaya’s founder, and I started talking. Right away, I could envision the location of the photoshoot, and the kinds of child models we wanted to book, and luckily Laura was only too happy to trust me and let me run with it.

I have asked Laura, Amamaya’s founder, to share her thoughts about working with me on this photoshoot, and here’s what she had to say:

From the start, Antonina was professional and immediately “got” us unlike most of the other photographers I had spoken to and I felt that we connected straight away. She was super keen to not only get the photographs of our clothing but to get models from families that truly encapsulated our brand in order to get the most authentic shots. 


We spoke at length about our brief and exactly what shots I was looking for as well as what she was able to achieve in the timescales and once everything had been agreed all I had to do was send her the products we wanted shooting. Antonina did all the rest, she sourced models, found the locations and arranged the shoot within the agreed timescales and was in communication with me along the way.

 

As we are a fairly new company our budget is pretty limited so as with spending out any money I was quite nervous about the results but I needn’t have worried they are perfect, better than I could have imagined. I can’t wait to work together again as our clothing line expands!

Here are just a few of my favourite images from this small business photoshoot in Twickenham and Bracknell. Enjoy!

 

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commercial photography for kids brand

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portrait of a boy wearing merino wool clothes

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girl playing outdoors

I’m Antonina Mamzenko – a natural light photographer based between London and Surrey. I specialize in creating candid, natural photographs for small businesses, creative entrepreneurs, artists, and artisans. I work all over London and Surrey, including Cobham, Esher, Thames Ditton, Richmond upon Thames, East Molesey, Walton upon Thames, St Margarets, Twickenham, Teddington, Hampton, Kingston upon Thames, Surbiton, Kew, Chiswick, Putney, Fulham, Wimbledon, Holland Park, Kensington, St John’s Wood and Hampstead. Find more information about my commercial photography or get in touch to check availability and book your family photoshoot.