FAMILY | MATERNITY | CHILDREN | NEWBORN | BABY | COUPLE PHOTOGRAPHY
Natural light, relaxed and cheerful portraits of you and your loved ones
I am Monika, photographer specialising in family, maternity, children, newborn and couples natural light photography. I love creating natural, relaxed, timeless and truly beautiful family pictures that tell your story. My photographs are full of hugs, kisses, smiles, love and happiness that you will appreciate forever.
Photo shoot in your home or outdoor
Your photo session can take place in comfort of your own home or at some nice outdoor location. I live in Greenwich Peninsula so I love to make pictures in Greenwich; however, I shoot across the whole London area. For outdoor photo shoot we can meet at Greenwich Park, Holland Park, Kensington Garden, St James’ Park, Hyde Park and more. We can also arrange the photo session in the most iconic places in London.
What time of the day for a photo shoot
I rely on natural soft light with means best time for pictures outdoor is early in the morning or late in evening. To make beautiful and soft pictures we should to avoid strong direct sunlight, especially in the summer time. We can be more flexible about the time of session if it is to take place indoors, e.g., at your home. In that case we can meet even in the middle of the day. Last but not least, it is very important to start photo session when kids are fresh and happy, after they are feeding and nap time.
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FAMILY | MATERNITY | NEWBORN | BABIES | CHILDREN | COUPLE
MINI PHOTO SHOOT £150
10 edited digital images of your choice
up to 45 minutes photo session
in home or outdoor location
REGULAR PHOTO SHOOT £250
25 edited digital images of your choice
up to 1.5 hour photo session
in home or outdoor location
LARGE PHOTO SHOOT £375
50+ edited digital images
up to 2 hours photo session
in home and/or outdoor location
All the images are delivered electronically via a link allowing you to download digital high-resolution files in two different sizes: large and small
Photographs are yours to print and share for personal use
You will get 1 month private online gallery with final pictures to share with with everybody you give the link to
You have £25 discount for photo shoot in Greenwich Peninsula area
Additional edited digital photograph cost £15 each
Session fee is paid at the time of booking to secure your chosen date
You can order bespoken gift card for our family and friends
WHAT TO EXPECT
My style and post-editing
My style is timeless, simple and relaxed. I work with natural light to create beautiful and soft photos full of hugs, kisses, smiles, love and happiness that you will appreciate forever. While editing, I focus mostly on colours and light. If needed, I might very delicately apply some skin smoothing, remove some spots and marks. I try to keep my pictures are as natural as they can be.
At every photo session I try to capture the essence of the family I am working with, to make truly beautiful, simple and natural pictures. I focus on your emotions, little things and connections between family members. I try my best to make fantastic memories for mamy years to come for you, your family and future generations.
Before the photo session
If you are happy to make some beautiful pictures together just contact me at email@example.com or here. When we agree on the date, time and place I will ask you to complete a booking form with terms and conditions. Booking is finally done and secure after payment.
During the photo session
Photo session is stress-free and much more funny than you probably expect. We will take a lot of pictures of you and your family in many combinations. I mix portrait photography with lifestyle photography. Some of photos can be more natural, some might involve posing. During the photo session we will be playing, kissing, hugging, moving, and doing lovely small things to capture beautiful moments full of love and truly emotions.
After photo shoot
MINI AND REGULAR PHOTO SHOOT
In two weeks after your photo session, I will send you access to proofing gallery for you to choose from your favourites pictures. After you make your photo selection from the proofing gallery, I will make the final edits and deliver your photos in up to 2 weeks. The final images are delivered electronically by a link allowing you to download the high-resolution digital files with the edits, in two different sizes: large and small. You will also get access to one-month private online gallery with final pictures for you to share with family and friends.
LARGE PHOTO SHOOT
In up to 2 weeks after photo shoot I will send you all (50+) full edited digital photographs. The final images are delivered electronically by a link allowing you to download the high-resolution digital files with the edits, in two different sizes: large and small. You will also get access to one-month private online gallery with final pictures for you to share with family and friends.
FREQUENTLY ASK QUESTIONS
How to prepare children
Small children should be after nap and feeding time. Happy and fresh children make photo sessions much easier for all. Older children may know that we are all planing to have good family time and make some beautiful memories.
What to wear
It is good to wear something you really like that also makes you feel comfortable, confident and reflects your personality. Nice classical clothes in natural, delicate colours are a good idea and they work well for timeless portraits. Avoid neons, juicy colours, characters, big logos and patterns because the can be very distracting. If you like you can change your outfit during the photo session.
My pictures are as simple and natural as possible and I do not provide props, but if you want to use some special props just let me know. I am happy to use it. For family photo shoots we can naturally use stuff like balls, bicycles, scooters and many more.
What is my child is ill
It can happen and I completely understand it. Just let me know as soon as possible to reschedule the photo session.
What if is raining
We live in London and it may happen. Pictures in light rain can be awesome! If weather forecast 1-2 days before photo session looks that rain maybe too heavy or it could be too windy we can reschedule.
Who can take part in family photo shoot
All your family! You, your partner, newborn, toddler, older kids, grandparents and even your pets too.
The best time for newborn photo shoot
Whenever you feel ready. It can be when your newborn will be 7 days old, or when will be nearly 4 weeks old.
The best time for maternity photo shoot
The best time is between the 30th and the 35th week of your pregnancy, when the bump is quite big and it is still far before due time. If you want to make pictures later it is still okay, but carries the risk that we can be too late. Also please remember that in the last weeks of pregnancy you might have a little less energy.