Clare Breheny Photography » London based people photographer specialising in beautifully relaxed home newborn photography and baby photography in your home.

A letter to my parents….

Dear Mum and Dad

 

I am writing this because it’s not fathers day, mothers day, a birthday, or christmas

because I am not buttering you up to ask a favour and I haven’t crashed the car (recently)…

because you have done so much for us over the last few months – cat sitting, driving back and forth, baby sitting, swiss to uk plug swapping, building shelves, washing our clothes… and because you have actually been doing all of this for over 30 years…
because now I am a parent I ‘get it’ that bit more…
because a wise friend explained to me that every time you say ‘you should live closer to us’ or ‘you shouldn’t go away again’ it means ‘we love you’…
because I am good at taking the mickey or telling you when you do something wrong or uncool but not so good at saying ‘I love you and you are awesome’…
because I probably never told you that you are inspiring. I talk so highly of what you have achieved but probably have never told you that…
because you smile at my daughter as if she is the most magical gift anyone ever gave you…
because no number of flowers in the world can say this in the same way…
THANK YOU &  I LOVE YOU

Cx

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  • Drew McWilliams - What a lovely, personal post.
    Personal to you, Clare, but one that I’m sure we can all relate to. I’ll bet your mum and dad love and appreciate it.

  • Clare - I’m waiting for them to find it in their inboxes tomorrow Drew :)

  • francesca db photography - that brought tears to my eyes… well done you Clare… BEAUTIFUL!

Just a day… Zurich and London baby photographer

Imagine looking back on one day 30 years ago… seeing where you lived, what you wore, what you spent your time doing…

For me, photography is storytelling. I want to be able to look back on our family pictures with our daughter and for her to see what our life was like, and what she was like as a child. So that doesn’t mean saying cheese or doing pretty poses…

I sometimes give talks to parents about how to take better pictures of their children. I don’t focus on camera settings and equipment but instead on working with your children, making it fun and how to capture the ‘real’ them….

I recommend keeping a pocket camera in your bag and I never go anywhere without mine, it means that if something special is happening then you can grab it quickly. But I also recommending setting aside a day, whether it be a day out or a regular day at home, and recording the different events – big and small. Capturing the scene, the details, the story…

Here’s a day I did with my daughter a few weeks ago… I shared it at a recent talk I gave and promised to blog it… Day in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0011 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0021 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0031 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0041 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0051 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0071 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0081 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0091 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0101 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0111 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0121 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0131 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0141 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0401 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0161 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0171 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0181 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0151 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0341 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0351 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0191 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0201 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0211 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0221 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0231 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0241 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0251 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0261 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0271 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0281 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0291 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0301 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0311 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0321 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0331 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0381 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0391 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographerDay in the life Clare Breheny Photography 0411 Just a day... Zurich and London baby photographer

  • Victoria - What beautiful natural images and a perfect record of your daughter growing up. I take iphone snaps every day and cherish them just as dearly as the studio portraits of my little ones, it’s so important to record these moments!

Happy Mother’s Day! Zürich and London Family Photography

Yesterday I had a lovely day with the fabulous Girlfriend Guide to Zurich hosting 16 families at the beautiful Blumen Bühlmann in Zurich. With prosecco provided by Swiss Wine Selection and yummy cupcakes from Michelle’s Cupcakes there was lots to smile about! (or bribe the Dads and the kids with!)

Everyone turned up looking fantastically co-ordinated and ready to show their mummies how much they mean to them.

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Our team even had their pictures taken at the end:

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Thanks to everyone for such a great day. The sun is just peeking through now, so I hope it stays with us all for a fabulous Mother’s Day.

 

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  • Daphne - What a fun day! Love the pictures.

  • Margarita - Thanks Claire!! You are a genius, I don’t know how did you get my cheeky kids to smile at the same time and catch them in the right shot! Lovely pictures for all families. Thank you and happy Mother’s Day!

  • francesca db photography - beautiful Clare! Family pictures are never enough! x

  • Eduard Kooij - Superb shots! these are really fantastic family photographs. Nice work..