Portraits- What the Wagtail saw


Columbia road flower market

A candid capture of a mother and daughter day out in East London

Rachel's mother, Celine was visiting from Singapore. We had so much fun walking around Columbia Road flower market. It can be difficult to pose adult mother and daughter, without it seeming unnatural, so we kept it really relaxed, so relaxed in fact, that they started shopping!


Family picnic

A goodbye streak

It started with a lovely picnic on what felt like the first day of summer. Now that their youngest daughter, Lara had entered the world, it was beautiful to see them out as a foursome. Mum and Lara were napping on the picnic blanket and Dad was trying to get the kite to fly for Mia, but the weather was too good.

The family's dear friends and their little boy, Garrett, joined us. The two families met at the local NCT class, and as their children grew, so did their friendship. Sadly, this day was the day they had to say goodbye. Garrett's father is in the US military and had been posted back across the Atlantic Ocean. The children didn't understand and were playing happily. Suddenly, Mia and Garrett decided to strip naked, all bar their shoes. It was hilarious to see them streaking across the nature reserve but the image of them sitting on the bench became a very poignant image of their innocence and friendship.

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Laura's pregnancy

Like all couples, they had their own unique journey to parenthood. I was very moved to be able to capture this for them. That's one lucky little bump.


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Ava packs her bag

This shoot was a special one to commemorate the family's last days living in the UK. In fact, the contents of the house were already packed up. It goes to show possessions aren't what make a family home.

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Petite Charlotte

With a house full of lovely toys, Charlotte's parents felt that capturing memories would be the best birthday present for Charlotte's 1st birthday. Joyeux anniversaire Charlotte!


Christening photography

Charlotte's Christening at Notre Dame De France, Leicester Square

 

 



 

 

It was such a joy to photograph Charlotte again, this time, surrounded by her family from far and wide.


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Rachel's bridal boudoir

Sensuality, movement and understatement

New born Ilyas

Baby Ilyas gets a big welcome into the world

This was the first time ever the two sides of the family had all gathered together.







Some day, I will tell you, too many times, of how you used to fit into my hands.

Rafeal's family photographs

Rafael at home

Rafa greeted me with a huge smile. What more can you ask for at work in the morning. Mum and Dad bathed him, his legs kicking away, still unsure what it's all about.


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Baby Bay's bath time

After doing a maternity shoot with Bay's mother, this was really special to return and meet the little guy.

Eat // sleep // bath // repeat













 

Rosa at home

Sophias cake smash

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 











Sophia's birthday cake smash
 

I have so much love for this family. Sophia and her brother enjoyed all the things we are normally told not to do... playing with our food and jumping on the bed.


People and their spaces