london in bloom on a sunny spring day

It’s no secret that I only got into photography when I moved to London. This city really inspired me right from the start and continues to inspire me every single day. But my favourite season in London is Spring. Everything blooms. Literally everything. Having grown up in fairly miserable concrete jungles of communist Russia this just blows my mind every time.

Apple trees, cherry trees, plum trees, and lots of other trees I don’t even know the names for. Pink, white, and red, and yellow, and every shade in between. All that spectacular colour goes especially well with the architecture of Kensington and Notting Hill, so that’s where I went for a wander around one spring evening back in April.

Coming out of the long British winter hibernation is not easy, but a simple walk around my old stomping ground (I used to work in an office right next to Notting Hill Gate station about 10 years ago now!) while the sun was setting beautifully and bathing everything in golden glow lifted my moods and straightened my thoughts.

I came back home with a handful of gorgeous images that I’m going to print and put up on the walls so I can look at them and remember Spring all year long.

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, Molesey, Richmond upon Thames, St Margarets, Twickenham, Teddington, Hampton, Kingston upon Thames, Surbiton, Kew, Chiswick, Putney, Fulham, Wimbledon, Holland Park, Kensington, Notting Hill, 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.