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I had such a fun morning photographing these two angels earlier this month. This was the result from my casting call I had promoted in a previous blog to capture some beautiful images especially for competition.  Thank you Emma for welcoming me into your home to spend the morning with you and your sweet little girls India & Georgia. They were so happy and full of character. An absolute delight!

As you may know I specialise in newborn & baby photography sessions in South West London. I am based in Balham and regularly have photo sessions around Clapham, Wandsworth, Earlsfield and Dulwich. However I travel all over London with my baby photography. My sessions take place in the comfort of your home, capturing natural expressions and creating pieces of art to cherish for a lifetime.

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I just love the connection I have captured between these two beautiful sisters.

Working on personal projects is such a good way to keep inspired. As you can see, I LOVE my job!

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mother and baby photo, Martha Grieve Photography, London
Martha Grieve Photography, London baby photographer, baby photographer SW18
Martha Grieve Photography, London baby photographer, baby photographer SW18
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For more information about baby sessions, do explore the rest of my website. baby gallery, baby sessions.

To request a “welcome pack” or if you would like to discuss your upcoming baby photography session, please contact me via my contact form or email me directly on martha@marthagrieve.com

I look forward to hearing from you!

Martha Grieve

Your london baby photographer SW18, Clapham SW11, Wandsworth, London

London baby photographer SW18

 

Family photography session Wandsworth Common

 

I don’t often photograph outside, but just couldn’t resist on this beautiful Autumn day! Finn has just turned one and his Mum & Dad wanted to celebrate it with a family photography session.

Don’t you just love the golden autumn leaves?! Such a beautiful backdrop.

Family photography session in Wandsworth Common

What better way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon than at Wandsworth Common? A popular spot in this beautiful, family oriented suburb.

 

Family photography session in Wandsworth Common
Finn found his feet early.  He started walking at only 9 months old, and he hasn’t looked back. Exploring the common with his bunny pal in hand, he had such a spring in his step I think he forgot it was Autumn.

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Family photography session in Wandsworth Common

 

I photographed Finn as a newborn baby. The joys of return clients, you get to see how much they have grown up!

Want to have your little one captured this Autumn? I have a couple of spaces left in November for some outdoor baby portraits.

Do contact me for more details.

Family photography session Wandsworth Common SW18

 

Casting Call – babies 4-8 months old – London

I’m announcing a casting call – babies 4-8 months old – London.

As some of you may know  I am a member of the Guild of Photographers. They run monthly photo competitions which I have entered consistently throughout the year. I enjoy taking part in these competitions as they really push me as a photographer to continue to grow.

To view some of my  2013 Bar Awards

I am looking for babies between 4-8 months old – smiley, bubbly, with an outgoing personality (not yet crawling), to be available Wednesday-Friday morning, late October early November. These images will be taken in the comfort of your own home.

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Do share to anyone you think may be interested. A fantastic opportunity to have your little one photographed with a gifted image as a thank you and to remember this occasion.

Pop over to my Facebook page and leave a comment to note your interest. Please include gender, age and maybe even a photo.

Look forward to hearing from you!

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A few awards from this year from the Guild of Photographers

 

1 year old twins – London Baby Photographer

Do you remember these little girls? I photographed them 6 months ago and had the privilege to photograph them again a couple of weeks ago.  This was to document their 1 year old milestone, a photo session at their own home local to Clapham.

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With the whole family recovering from a week of illness and a house packed up ready to make the move over to the States the following week, nothing was going to stop them from having these memories captured. A busy session full of excitement and the unknown. This age is so unpredictable and with working in the dedicated space, I think they did great!
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Lots of moving around, changing angles to keep them entertained. Books are always a winner and so is climbing all over the furniture!
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A beautiful connection between Mummy and Molly and a lovely moment between Daddy and Maggie.

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If course we managed to capture the family shot, the most unpredicable moment of the session yet all co operated and what lovely expressions from them all. 

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Your London baby Photographer

This was a fun 1 year baby mini session. Do follow my Facebook page and my blog for up coming mini sessions. These sessions last about 45min-1hr, are photographed in the comfort of your own home and consists of files as a direct download. A set package which include the session fee. A perfect session to capture and document a special time in your child’s life. Special terms & conditions apply and subject to availability. Do contact me for more information. Another sample of a “mini Session”

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1 year old baby photo session, introducing Isabella.

We had fun during her 1 year old baby photo session last week. Such an interesting age to photograph.  Isn’t she gorgeous! I can’t expect all smiles and a happy dance. 1 year olds are unpredictable. They can be laughing, crying, serious and stubborn all within seconds of each other. Trying to settle them in one spot and smile at the camera is not always an option. However, I do strive to capture at least one image where there’s a connection between the child and the viewer.

Isabella was no exception. She loved her freedom therefore it was important that she didn’t feel restricted. Running around may not have been the original plan, however we captured some beautiful peek-a-boo shots and spinning around in circles.

What really finished these images off was her clothing. Her parents did a great job choosing a plain neutral outfit which complimented her natural beauty, giving a light, timeless feel to the final images.

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Reading stories and sitting in her toy box are some of Isabella’s favourite activities. These were great ways to keep her in one place, photographing some action shots, telling her story.

1 year old baby photo session - Martha Grieve Photography

To a little one, a room can feel rather small and confined quickly, especially when working with natural light as positioning is important to capture beautifully lit images. Therefore we moved around. We went out to the hall and took advantage of the stairs, having her climb up, leading the way.

1 year old baby photo session - Martha Grieve Photography

She seldom looked directly at the camera, so when she did, I had to be ready for whatever expression she gave me.

1 year old baby photo session - Martha Grieve Photography

 

 

I hope you enjoyed these images from Isabella’s 1 year old baby photo session. For more information about these sessions, do give me a call on 077916 55354 or fill out the contact form and I’ll get back back to you for a chat.

Silver Awards

A quick update, last month I received two Silver Awards and a bronze for the images I submitted in the Guild of Photographers monthly photo competition. I have gained steady bronzes over the last few months but am thrilled to have reached the Silver level again. Two in one month, bonus!

As some of you may know, I took the challenge last year and managed to gain a ‘Photographers Bar’. Rather pleased.

click the link for blog on’Photographers Bar’

Every month entries are assessed and given points by a full panel of highly respected judges. At the end of the year, the points are added up to give you your final score.

This can take up hours of my time, choosing and editing images ready to be judged, not an easy task! This however continues to push me as a Photographer to continue to learn my craft. There are thousands of entries per month and only about 15-40 Silver and Golds are awarded on average monthly. So a great achievement to be amongst one one them.

Click here to see all the awarded images from the Guild of Photographers

Silver Awards
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Bronze Award

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4 month old twins | Wandsworth baby photographer

Gorgeous little Holly & James, 4 months old. Loads of attention with a busy morning in front of the camera. I love it how twins tend to find each others hands so easily. These two were no exception.  Rather serious at times but they couldn’t resist giving me the odd smile! Such a beautiful age to capture.

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Wandsworth newborn baby photographer

Just around the corner right here in Wandsworth, I got to photograph this sweet newborn baby boy only 10 days old.  It was so lovely to meet up with his Mummy a couple of weeks before he was born. We had a lovely chat over a cup of tea about what the kind of images we wanted to produce. A look around the nursery and selecting the most comfortable room to work in is all part of the service. A lovely way to bond and made meeting little Iliyan that much more special.

Loads of cuddles as he decided sleep was over rated. Best part of the job I reckon! He was so calm, so placid, so laid back, just an absolute joy. A short feeding stop and wide awake moments half way through the session. A perfect break and more excuses for more cuddles. Photographing in the comfort of my clients home means these moments are so relaxed. Being at home you feel you are on no time schedule. I encourage my clients to potter around and use this time as a well deserved break.

I loved hanging out with you Iliyan! We managed a range of set ups in the living room and if course a beautiful Mummy and Son shot. Don’t you just love the way he is mimicking her. Just adorable. So excited to show you your full gallery of images.

Your Wandsworth newborn baby photographer. Covering Clapham, Balham and all area around South West London.

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wandsworth newborn baby photographer. Martha Grieve Photography
wandsworth newborn baby photographer. Martha Grieve Photography
wandsworth newborn baby photographer. Martha Grieve Photography

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I left my home base of Wandsworth, London and in taking the road less travelled, found myself in Harpenden, where I had a lovely photography session with this beautiful baby girl!. The session was all about her and she knew it! She dominated the session at all times with her fiery but infectious personality. So full of character and with constant  spurts of laughter. It was such a joy to meet you Bea, and spend the morning capturing your special and unique little quirks.

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Baby girl twins 7 months old – London baby Photographer

The four “M’s” had a blast yesterday morning during our photography session. Mummy, Maggie, Molly and if course me, Martha. Such happy little girls and full of smiles!  Well, Molly was, Maggie made me work for it. Such a busy hour, making the most of every wakeful happy moment. An absolute joy to work with. The nursery was full of the letter “M’s” which I adored as I am an alphabet collector myself. Enjoy!

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Baby twin girls – 3 months old – London baby Photographer

A sneak peek into Eloise & Annabelle’s first photo session. Absolutely adorable! As you know I specialise in newborn baby photography, sleepy, eyes shut and gently moulded kinda shots. Well, this was a completely different challenge all together. These two were such smiley happy little girls! Facial expressions change by the second and boy do you have to work hard to nail the shots! Staring into a big black camera wasn’t exactly interesting so being a dancing singing clown has now become part of my job description! ‘We had a wonderful time.This family has really made me so excited about this new adventure I’m entering.

Enjoy! ( I think the last image needs a caption  )

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Newborn twin boys – Wandsworth Newborn baby Photographer

Such a lovely session with Leonard & Stanley. 4 weeks old already! I just love working with twins and especially capturing that special image of them together. They both decided that syncing sleep and feeds was not the agenda however I love the challenge and its all so worth it at the end! Such sweet boys. They both loved to stretch out, gorgeous! We had great company and lots of pairs of hands with both Grandmas there to help out and be part of this special day. Welcome to the world little ones and thank you for all those extra cuddles between shots. You are so very loved.

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Bar Awards | London Newborn Photographer

As you may know I am a member of the Guild of Photographers –  a highly regarded national photographic body whose members are dedicated to enhancing their skills in the art, craft and profession of photography.

Every month they have competitions and the judging is undertaken by a panel of internationally recognised experts from a variety of photographic backgrounds. I love entering and can be so rewarding. It also helps me grow and to push myself to achieve a variety of well crafted images.  So far this year I have entered 15 images, which were  all awarded! Yay! 1 Silver and 14 Bronze Bars. Very Very excited about my Silver! Here are a few. Enjoy!

 

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