journal of stories 

Before Christmas I visited Josh and his parents at his home in New Malden for his 3 month photographs

When I arrived Josh was having his mid morning nap so whilst he snoozed his mama and I had a lovely chat over a cuppa - best to let sleeping babies lie. I know routine has a place, but where photographs are concerned it's best to let them wake up naturally if possible. Happily he woke up refreshed...

A beautiful in home newborn session for you today - Meet Evie and her parents whom I visited at their home in Egham last month to capture Evie's very first photographs when she was just days old.

The light in December is notoriously unpredictable - bright, sunny skies can give way to darkness in a matter of minutes as the clouds roll over, and on some (unlucky) days the light doesn't even make an a...

It's been a hectic last few months so I've not had any time for blogging, I'm determined to change that in 2019 however so I'm starting by catching up on a few of my favourite sessions from last year!

I had the pleasure of meeting Grace and her parents at their home in Wimbledon over the summer for their first set of baby photographs.

Long, hot summer days make for sleepy babies, so I wasn't surpris...

An in-home newborn photography session in Teddington, SW London | Baby led lifestyle photography with no props and no forced posing

Precious time as a new family - is there anything better than those first few weeks at home when you are nesting and getting to know one another.

No pressure to do anything, or to go anywhere. Before the craziness of baby classes and daily NCT meet ups kicks in.   

Time just to 'be' as a family. Time to take in the journey of the last 9 months, and to look forward to the adventure tha...

A large part of my business is based on word of mouth from happy families who have been delighted with their session and recommended me to their friends. 

It does put a pressure on though, when I visit a family who have been recommended to me I have to do my best not only for the family I am shooting for but also for the client who has recommended me :)

Nothing like a little pressure to keep me on m...

This family has very recently become a family of four and I was delighted to be asked to capture their newborn's photographs for them at home in Addlestone. Harrison was so settled throughout the shoot -  we barely heard a peep from him the whole time and even managed to get a nice mix of sleepy and eyes-open shots. 

Always lots of fun when there is an older sibling involved but big...

A beautiful newborn photography session in Wimbledon with this little man and his parents.

He was such a pleasure to photograph - so settled and chilled out. 

I was delighted when they booked in for their next shoot in November - I can't wait to visit them again and to see how he's grown!

Speaking of settled babies, someone asked me at my shoot last weekend whether I ever have 'nightmare babies' that...

When Becca contacted me to find out some more information about my newborn photography, I could sense a little underlying hesitation. We exchanged emails back and forth over a few months and booked a provisional date, but when it looked like that date wouldn't be possible due to hospital visits I could sense that we might not rearrange. 

Upon a little probing, I found out that there had b...

A few photographs from a recent shoot with a lovely family at their home in Wimbledon to capture their first few days together as a family of three. It was a bit of a last minute request, but when a newborn is concerned I always do my best (if at all possible) to try and fit in last minute requests as much as I can.

I have so much love for this shoot - it was quite an overcast day but we...

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About Lucy

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I'm Lucy, and I'm a newborn, baby and family photographer based in Surrey.


I'm passionate about capturing your authentic family moments with natural light and minimal props and posing

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I offer natural newborn photography and baby photography across Surrey, SW London and other locations within a reasonable radius. Including (but not restricted to) Bookham, Claygate, Cobham, Dorking, Esher, Farnham, Fetcham, Guildford, Godalming, Ham, Kingston, Leatherhead, Milford, New Malden, Oxshott, Redhill, Reigate, Richmond, Surbiton, Sutton, Teddington, Thames Ditton, Walton, Weybridge, Wimbledon and Woking.

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