I met Anna and her daughter for the first time during our photoshoot. I remember that it was raining that afternoon, in that special London way, just a bit. I remember that I immediately liked Anna's easygoing warm manner and how readily she smiled. I remember us chatting a lot while we explored colourful streets of Notting Hill, walked through the vibrant Portobello Market, popped into Gail's Bakery, peeked into local mews and sat on colourful tiles and porches of charming Notting Hill streets. But mostly, I remember that it felt like I was hanging out with a fun friend, super laid-back and not annoyed at the constant presence of my camera and that I laughed at my own jokes or maybe talked too much.Read More
Light and laughter, daddy's arms, chasing the cat around sunny living room, a bit of tears when being dressed for a walk, mom's touch, excitement of seeing a dog in the park, little snacks as bribes. Childhood. This little angel turned one the day we went for a walk in Chiswick Park to take these photos.Read More
In August I had a chance to spend time with inspiring Celia Munoz, designer and founder of La Coqueta, and her five wonderful children. Celia was being interviewed for Spanish Vogue's supplement Vogue Niños and the editors wanted to see the environment where Celia lives and the way she dresses her kids and herself. We photographed at Celia's spacious Hampstead Heath house, threw together a picnic in the vegetable garden and went for a walk to play in the tall grasses of the Heath.Read More
So glad to share this session today! This family has a home that is connected to one of the beautiful gardens of Notting Hill. The garden is basically an extension of their house and their playground. I always love to photograph my families in places that hold special memories and feel like their home.
There are three in these photos and their love is about to grow even bigger with the arrival of the baby brother this summer. I don't know how this is even possible but I can feel it. We wanted to document all the tenderness and playfulness of the relationship between the mother and the daughter before the arrival of the little one.Read More
This Newborn & Family session in Wimbledon was a gift for a new mother from her best friend. Capturing memories for the the new family is a responsibility that I take seriously and that brings me so much joy.
Photographing newborns requires a bit of extra patience. But little Max stole my heart the moment I’ve met him. With him, my patience was rewarded with the most precious magical moments.
Only few weeks old, Max’s personality comes through in every sweet smile and funny gesture, in the way his chubby tiny fingers reach out, the soft roundness of his adorable cheeks, the pouts that change into smiles, the way this hair is all disheveled. There is nothing quite like this moment and I love capturing this emotional new time for the family.Read More
A few months ago I had a chance to photograph Celia Munoz, founder of London based children’s clothing boutique La Coqueta. Mother of five and creative director behind her label, Celia opened up the doors of her spacious Hampstead Heath home for LA-based Mini Magazine's feature shoot.
Celia’s house is full of character and is completely her own - every object, book and piece of furniture has a story. Children’s rooms are filled with handmade toys, vintage decorations and the most beautiful English designer wallpaper I have seen. It is impossible to not admire how every object is cherished and part of the family’s memory.
My favourite room in the house was the living room, full of light, complete with built-in bookshelves, an antique french sofa, unique objects collected through travels and a large moroccan rug where the kids play on the weekends.
Celia’s style is influenced by her Spanish upbringing and the evolution of her fashion sense after having kids, and this informs the way she designs for La Coqueta. I am a big fan of the brand and the way Celia manages to be the modern woman capable of managing it all - raising five beautiful kids, running her own business and growing a loving nurturing relationship with her husband.Read More
What have you asked Santa to give you for Christmas? How about a European adventure tour? This is what Gem, Matt and their adorable little Addy did. They flew to London from their native Canada few days before Christmas and planned a packed tour around England. They started in London, where we took some time for photos and to admire historic architecture, chase seagulls by the iconic Westminster bridge and take a walk to the London Eye. Little Addy seemed to enjoy every moment, jet lag forgotten, eyes bright and sparkling.
A key to this fun session? Preparation! Gem contacted me at the end of October when she was planning the trip and we had the session booked and scheduled months in advance. It could not go any smoother and I seriously home they left some points in the fountains and will be back to London again!Read More
The moment I walked into this adorable family's Notting Hill Home, I knew it was going to be a great photo shoot.
There is nothing I love more than photographing families at the place where they are most comfortable - their Home. I feel especially lucky when their space is as unique as the one Taraneh and Laurens have.
But much more than the apartment has provided me with the inspiration galore... Just look at these three! Bright eyed, so beautiful, full of love and big hugs for each other, their affection comes through in every frame! Little Kasper has so much personality already and he has behaved amazingly all through the session.
And then there is their space - apartment with modern and Nordic vibe, the interior that smoothly marries natural elements like wood tones with large glass windows, white walls and bright pops of colour. Airy open plan living room, flooded with natural light. What more can a photographer ask for?
And Kasper's little nursery made me swoon. Taraneh is great at combining quirky playful accents and details that add warmth and lived-in feel. The combination of clean crisp whites and cheery colours makes for a cozy atmosphere.Read More
2016 ended on a high note. I worked on several interesting projects in London and today I want to share a story I photographed for Los Angeles - based MINI Magazine. For their Holiday Issue, I was commissioned to photograph Whitney Bromberg Hawkings, her husband Peter and their three adorable kids at their stylish house in West London.
Whitney has very interesting story. After over a decade-long career in fashion working with TOM FORD, she left to pursue her dream - the opening of TheFlowerbx - online flower delivery service that sources the freshest blooms and sends them straight to your door.
Whitney, Peter, their two boys Barron, Snowden and little Wallis were a pleasure to work with! Their house reflects their exquisite taste, their love for travel and art. While I was with them, I could not help but admire how well Whitney has taught her boys to care and appreciate special and precious objects. Their living room is elegant, warm and full of charming pieces that also tell their story. They hand picked most of their furniture in France and styled it with contemporary pieces.
Whitney and Peter have met while working for TOM FORD, where Whitney was the SVP of Communications and Peter works as the head of Menswear. Whitney's career decisions resonate with me and I love that in the interview she says: "Everyone assumes I resigned from TOM FORD after I had my third child to "take things easy." On the contrary, I have never worked so hard in my life!"
Whitney's story is an inspiration. To read about Whitney's favorite London spots, beauty routine, how she balances it all, who her three kids are named after, plus much more, head over to MINI Magazine.Read More
I have learned few things while photographing this beautiful family. One thing I have learned is that photo sessions make great Birthday gifts. I was contacted by the lucky's father sweet sister, who lives in Boston. Unable to join us, she hired me to photograph her family as a gift for her cousin's first birthday and while her parents were visiting London. Second thing I have learned is that you should consider inviting grandparents to come along. I wish I could hire these grandparents and bring them along to all my sessions - the way they played with the kid, making him roll with laughter and coaxed hours of toothy giggles and smiles out of him was a delight to observe. And they looked genuinely in love with each other after a lifetime together. This family was so sweet and loving, I had the best time with them
Would you like to photograph your family's story? Drop me a line to set up a session hereRead More
Summertime has come to an end but the good news is that it is still warm and sunny enough to squeeze every last bit of outdoor playtime in. I am announcing Fall Mini Sessions in London.
Starting September 15th, just in time for the holiday cards, family announcements or whatever else you’re into.
The sessions are 30min long, cost £125 and include 5 fully edited images that you choose out of 30+ files.
30min session for up to 4 people (could be you + your loved one or a couple with 2 kids)
A welcome pack pdf with tips to help you prepare (and pick an outfit - cool, right?)
5 high-res edited photos of your choice plus online access to all the rest
Option to purchase additional files, framed prints or holiday cards
Cost is £125. Online payment is needed to book your spot
£50 credit toward your future full session
gorgeous online gallery to share with your loved ones
holiday cards design options
are you in? I sure hope so!
Book below and contact me to set a date
These sessions make perfect holiday gift, way to get some fantastic easy - breezy family photos (anyone can deal with a photographer and act happy for 30 minutes) or as a gift to yourself to get the updated head shot or a social media profile.
Additional family members after 4 people are £30 extra. Not for newborns. These sessions are not like full sessions. I will do my best to get you as much variety as possible but during the mini sessions we do not have the time to get as many unique shots. Because of the time limits, only one outfit per person will be photographed. so choose the cutest!
Questions? Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0 7473 969 007
Barely four weeks old and full of character, sweetness and joy, baby Gaspard's bright eyes made me fall in love with him on the spot. What a handsome boy he will be!Read More
Summertime in London offers many gorgeous location options for photography. Sun soaked meadows of Hyde Park are always on the top of my list. And, as if the sunshine is not enough, I had this sweet family and their adorable newborn to photograph. Meet Milou, Jean-Batiste, little Gaspard and their dog Elvis.
Ten minutes into a session, I sat them up for a shot, then stepped back and waited. I live for that perfect moment when my families forget I am there and just focus on each other. When the connection is genuine and true emotion comes out, magical images happen.Read More
There is so much to say about this family but I feel that if I gush about them, you will surely think I am exaggerating and there is no way they are for real! Esther and Brandon are such beautiful, caring, strong, amazing family and I am grateful they let me in to photograph their new baby Jacob.
I have yet to meet a two-week old with more personality – his little sleep smiles, the way his deep blue eyes open up to the world, or the way he extends one of his tiny hands up over his head and gives a little fist bump. All perfect. We tried few styling poses but at the end my favourite images are the most natural. They capture the little things and expressions that are unique to him. Perhaps when he grows up, the parents will look at these portraits and say something like... look, you still make that expression sometimes! And this is what I love about portraiture – finding best ways to capture unique little things about a subject in front of me, no matter what their age it.Read More
Two words - dream session! I've known Esther and Brandon for two years and this is our second Family Shoot. They are such a team together and I am grateful that they have hired me to document their growing familyRead More
One sunny Sunday in December I had a chance to take a morning walk around vibrant Notting Hill and photograph Esther, Brandon and their cutest toddler Tobias. We followed our walk by a cab ride to Hyde Park to see birds, feed ducks and enjoy rare clear weather in London.Read More
When my cousin brought his family to see me in Chicago, where I was living at the time, Veronica and I knew we wanted to do a family shoot somewhere along the famous Chicago Lakefront. We ended up choosing one of my favorite spots in the City - a garden by the Art Institute as it provided a much needed shade on an unusually hot summer day.Read More
Kostya & Aliya Family shootRead More