When Mireia first got in touch with me, she wasn’t sure if I photographed grown up families too (I do!) – but she really wanted me to be her photographer for a very special event in her life, graduating from the University of Oxford with a PhD in Physics – and documenting her family and friends sharing this day with her.

Her idea was right up my street – documenting the day as it happens, without the standard posed graduation photos that tell you very little of what the day actually felt like. I absolutely loved spending the afternoon with her and her loved ones – and I still have a huge grin on my face every time I look at these photos. I bet you will too (make sure the sound’s on when you watch it)!

Here’s what Mireia had to say about her experience:

Antonina’s gorgeous photos radiate joy and naturalness and capture many little moments that we didn’t even notice at the time. On top of that she was flexible, kind and attentive all the way through – from the very first day we contacted her. We were very lucky to find her! 

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I’m Antonina Mamzenko – a natural light newborn, baby and family photographer based between London and Surrey. I specialize in creating candid, natural family photographs with zero cheese and no posing. I work all over London and Surrey, including Cobham, Esher, Thames Ditton, Richmond 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 photography sessions or get in touch to check availability and book your family photoshoot.