As I write this, sitting in my active wear ( comfy clothes, one up from pjs) and wondering how it’s already 4 o’clock in the afternoon and thankful that the 297th day of January is nearly over, I realise that I didn’t do a round up of 2019.
Some of you may know it was a difficult year on a personal health front which included a life saving surgery, yup, I’m lucky to be here. My lovely consultant informed me after my last lot of intravenous drugs before being dismissed from the hospital. Thankfully I wasn’t really aware of the seriousness of it all (morphine took care of that) and whilst I was glad to be home the road to recovery is still on going and has been a slow one.
It makes you take stock, so things are changing this year. Whilst I will still be working weekends they will be limited, Sunday sessions will be one or possibly two a month.
Why? well photographers have families too, and my darling daughters have been some what neglected (it’s ok they are grown up, I’m not leaving them home alone with a can opener and a tin of baked beans!!) and your photographer needs a little selfceare time too.
That time gives me the creativity to come up with new ideas for you lovely lot, time to refuel and get back to the bare bones of why I love this job which is simply capturing families and taking beautiful photos.
This year I want to keep things super simple for you, I’m working on a new what to wear guide and I’ll be pointing you in the right direction to create timeless images. In addition I want to get you outside, and that takes planning and whilst your local park is fabulous, I’m sure we can come up with something a bit more original between us and really have some fun with it. I’m pushing you to get out of your comfort zone, which oddly enough will result in more relaxed family images, a more relaxed session AND unstressed kids ! When the little ones aren’t on a time scale (parents aren’t on a time scale) and the shoot is just another day out, just with more clothing choices it removes the stress. Keep an eye out for the launch of these magical sessions coming soon.
But for now, here’s a just a few of my favourite images from 2018 and the fabulous families I got to work with (those that I can share at least).
I’m Alexandra – an award-winning natural light newborn, baby and family photographer based in Surrey. I specialise in creating natural family photographs. I work all over London, Surrey and the South East, including Cobham, Esher, Thames Ditton, Richmond upon Thames, St Margarets, Twickenham, Teddington, Hampton, Kingston upon Thames, Surbiton, Kew, Chiswick, Putney, Fulham, Chelsea, Knightsbridge Notting Hill, Clapham, Wimbledon, Holland Park, Kensington, St John’s Wood, Hampstead and further a field. Available for photography shoots through the UK and Europe.