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Introducing my very own baby girl, Lucy Evelyn Grieve

Long over due! My baby girl is 6 month old today and its about time I share with you some of my favourite images I photographed of Lucy as a tiny newborn baby.

First of all my bump. From the joy of when I started  to show, to the inevitable excitement of when I was ready to pop. I loved my pregnancy. There are days I still miss my bump! Thank you to my very patient husband Bob for helping me with these images.


Having photographed so many newborn babies over the last 6 years, it was such a blessing to finally photograph my own precious baby girl.  She was an absolute delight, so calm, so content, a real joy, such a natural. Obviously having Mummy settle and mould her was a great advantage. Even today, she still loves the camera, making my job way too easy.

Yes I was tired but I was so determined. Most of these images were taken on day 9 and the black & white ones directly below were day 14. I really expected to be taking loads everyday and I honestly thought at the end of the month I had failed. However looking back, I now believe that I captured every moment perfectly.

This is where I spent a couple of hours on my own in the spare room making quite a mess. As you can see, not organised at all and no actual plan.  I remember thinking, why on earth am I trying to attempt this myself! However I got through it. It can be done! You can photograph your own newborn baby and looking back now, I’m pleased and grateful.


Here she is, my precious little Lucy. My all time favourite of Lucy. I love her in Daddys arms – love those lips.

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In Daddy’s hands. 

I love her little features here. 

The side profile is always a popular choice with my clients. Now I can really appreciate why. My sweet baby girl.



My baby girl, wrapped up tight in a ball. I like to imagine that’s what she looked like in the womb. 


Thank you Manu from Emanuela Redaschi Photography

Thank you Manu from Emanuela Redaschi Photography for assisting me with the image above for Lucy’s birth announcment.

Welcome to the world my baby girl

My camera was still at hand every other minute of the day. In between feeding, sleeping, washing and being slightly hormonal, I loved to capture Lucy and her many expressions. I just adore the ones below in her bird suit. My favourite at the time. Eyes wide open and you can really see that she will be quite a character!

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Making sure I captured every angle. Just loved her hair. Didn’t realise at time how precious these photos would be as she lost most of her hair around 4 weeks. 


Hands always above her head. In her beautiful cardigan Oma knitted.


Tiny fingers to grow into and her tiny sleep suit she wore for the first two weeks. 


Love the little details – her little chicken legs.


Gazing at her Daddy. In LOVE!


I didn’t realise how much I would love feeding her. Her little hand stretched out – such precious intimate moments. 


Self timer… A must have for family photos! 


Testing the self timer and she smiled. bliss!


And a yawn… Who doesn’t like a baby’s yawn?


This image is so special to me. Her first sponge bath. She still absolutely loves baths today. She was always so patient, so content, so calm. Daddy bonding time.

6 months old today

Wow how time flies! From newborn to 6 months, my baby girl is growing up fast. Chubby little hands and chubby little toes. Wearing two very special bracelets. Both from her great Grandma. One is 87 years old and the other is brand new. She looks so very proud and her Mummy is very proud too.

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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
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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

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