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London Vacation Photographer

creating candid and natural photographs of your family holiday in London

Welcome! I’m Antonina. I’m a family photojournalist and one of London’s top holiday and vacation photographers. I specialise in candid, natural family photography for the whole family, so you can enjoy your trip and let me do the hard work of getting amazing photographs done for you.

I’m passionate about creating meaningful family photographs for families from across the globe, and over the past 9 years have worked with clients from the US, Canada, South America, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Spain, Russia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and more.

london family photographer Antonina Mamzenko

“5 stars just isn’t enough for Antonina! What a joy she was to work with. Booking and planning was so easy and she was quick to answer my many questions. London is a special city for my husband and I and we wanted to capture some memories with our 3 boys on our recent visit. One chat with Antonina and I knew we would be in good hands. Antonina spent an entire day with us and was a pro, a tour guide, and a friend! The craziness that we bring at times did not phase her for a second and she captured every single moment of a perfect day. We will forever treasure the pictures she took for us.”

— Tara, visiting London from USA

Behind the Scenes on a Landmark Family Photoshoot in London

Landmark Family Photoshoot in London

One of the many options for your vacation photography session in London is booking a landmark photoshoot. We will chat ahead of your session, and discuss which landmarks you’re really keen to get into your images, and then suggest a “walkabout” route based on that.

There is so much to choose from! Some of my clients love starting their London photoshoot at Big Ben or London Eye, and then continuing to walk along South Bank towards Millenium Bridge and Tate Modern. Others want to capture the Tower Bridge and the quirky Shard Thames nearby. In the Spring, there’s nothing better than heading towards Kensington and Notting Hill and exploring the picturesque streets and cobbled mews full of white and pink spring blooms, hitting Portobello Market and resting in the little cafes full of character.

Whether it’s a short two hours, or the full Day in the Life photoshoot, I will be on hand to help you choose the best places to capture your holiday in London.

“Antonina made us (and more importantly our shy girl) feel at ease and not think about “being in front of the camera”. Simply a wonderful experience!”

— Stephen, visiting London from Hong Kong

Family Photoshoots in London’s Parks

Many of my Middle-Eastern clients prefer heading to one of London’s Royal Parks for their London vacation photos. In the spring and summer, they are full of greenery, so it’s a perfect option to get family photos that are so different from what you can get home.

If you’re staying in Kensington or Notting Hill, then Hyde Park is a perfect option for you. If you’re in Hampstead or St John’s Wood areas, then Regent’s Park with its beautiful rose garden, or Hampstead Heath with lots of pretty wooded areas and views over the whole of London from Parliament Hill would be both great choices.

I am always on hand to advise the best option for you, so please don’t hesitate to ask!

“THANK YOU so much Antonina! Our images are beautiful it is even more beautiful than I expected.”

— Maryam, visiting London from Saudi Arabia

A Private Tour of London with a Photoshoot

I have worked closely with a private Blue Badge qualified London guide, Glyn Jones of Jolly Good Tours, as well as Dr Lawrence Owens, who can join us during our photoshoot to give you a fun and informative walking tour along the spots we select for our photoshoot.  Just get let me know if you’d like more details!

“Omg Antonina! You are sooooo amazing! I am sitting here in tears at how beautiful these photos are!”

— Maria, visiting London from Australia

“I am going to cherish these photographs forever. The whole experience was the third best thing I’ve done in my life (the other two are my kids!).”

— Honor, a farewell London photoshoot before moving overseas

What are the best locations for a London photoshoot?

I custom design every photoshoot with your family’s needs and plans in mind, so no two are alike.

If you need some ideas as a starting point, then check out my complete guide with top locations for a London vacation photoshoot. From the must-see landmarks, to the backstreets of Notting Hill and the greenery of London parks, you’re sure to find the best locations that will keep you happy and the kids entertained. 

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Best Family Photos of 2018

Best Family Photos of 2018

I can’t quite believe 2018 is almost over – can you? There was this one meme floating on the internet which I can’t now locate, but it basically went like this: 2018 was like “January, cold, World Cup, heatwave, heatwave, football is coming home, heatwave, December”. That’s definitely how it felt to me.
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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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Farewell London Family Photoshoot at London Eye, Millennium Bridge and Tower Bridge

Farewell London Family Photoshoot at London Eye, Millennium Bridge and Tower Bridge

This family was shortly relocating to Singapore and booked a photoshoot with me after googling "a London inspired family photoshoot", finding my website - and falling in love with my style. That was exactly what they wanted, relaxed natural images of the whole family enjoying their time together with a gorgeous backdrop of London landmarks to complete the picture.
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