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

This little bubba had a bit of a rollercoaster entry into the world. She was a little miracle babyicon smile London newborn photography in your home : Welcoming a little miracle

As a result she spent a little longer in hospital and then needed some time at home to get settled. So our newborn shoot took place when she was 6 weeks old. The joy of of a lifestyle newborn shoot in your home is that the age of the baby is less important… we are focusing on capturing baby in their home environment, being welcomed by their family and watching mum and dad baby gazing!!! I love the connection you see with this family – the concerned looks when she squirmed, the utter joy at a simple yawn… it really is an honour to capture such precious moments of baby in their first home…

 


 

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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!

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… 

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  • 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!