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motherhood PHOTO SHOOTS

Your new child is now smiling, laughing, interacting and even hugging.. this is truly a special time when mothers are bonding with their new child and growing into the role of motherhood.  Most people come to me for newborn sessions but then don’t think to do a shoot during this key time in both your lives.  Show me your heart and I will give you the art!

“Oh wow, I love ALL OF THEM…you’re amazing, I have shown everyone I can find and they are all blown away, thank you thank you, we will treasure these images forever.”

Ruth

Motherhood Photo Shoot, 2019

Where do I need to come?

Motherhood photo shoot

My West London studio is a lovely open and relaxed room at my home in Ealing.  It is a home rather than a sterile studio space and as such tends to put people at ease straight away.  There is parking on the road outside and we are only 2 mins walk from the Piccadilly line tube station Northfields.

At what stage do I HAVE THE SHOOT?

The best time to have a Motherhood shoot is when your baby is between 4-12 months old

What do I need to bring?

I provide a beautiful selection of materials to use in the shoot as well as dresses, skirts, shirts and drapes so you really don’t need to bring any clothing.  It is advisable to bring with you black, nude and white pants and if you have one a strapless nude bra.   You are very welcome to bring with you any clothing you would like to use, maybe a gorgeous dress or sari for example.

Do you retouch the images?

Yes I will retouch the images to enhance your natural beauty but not to make you look like another person.  I want you to be happy with your portraits so I can take into consideration any issues you may have with your body, though I need you to understand that I am aiming for a natural look rather than an overly airbrushed magazine look and as such will not over airbrush images.  Occasionally I have come across issues with other people’s screens where the contrast is extremely high and this will make your images look less appealing, I can only adjust the images to my own screen which is calibrated correctly. Rest assured your prints will look fab

Do you offer make up and hair stylists?

Yes you can add-on the hair and make up if you’re having a weekday shoot that’s fine.  When you make you’re booking you can choose the option, if you need something specific do let me know.

If you want to have hair and makeup done at your home before you come, there’s a great company that does home beauty treatments called Blow

Do I need to take my clothes off?

Not at all, this shoot is for you and as such I will do what you are comfortable with.  We will have a chat at the start of the shoot so I know what you’re wanting in terms of style and we will work with your preferences with regards to nudity.  Most of my clients decide to have some nude or semi nude shots simply because they look amazing..

How long will it take before I can see the images?
Your edited images will be placed online and be ready to view within a week of the shoot
WHAT IS THE COST?

The session fee for motherhood shoots is £220 which is payable as a deposit, you then pay for the minimum digital package on the day of the shoot which includes 5 high resolution digital files (suitable for printing) and 5 fine art prints of those images 12x8in (A4) in size.  You can of course upgrade from this to get 10, 15 or even all the images or choose to buy an album when you’ve seen your selection.  To receive a full price list please fill out your email address here.  You will also receive £80 off a family session fee for when your child is a bit older.

HOW FAR AHEAD DO I NEED TO BOOK?

You will need to book around 3-4 weeks ahead of time if you can. If you’ve left things a little late do still get in touch as I get last minute availability on occasions when newborns are late for example!!.  If you would like to find a time..

Schedule Appointment

I'VE FOUND SOME IMAGES I LOVE ONLINE?

Do show me any images that best describe what style you like as this will help me to give you a bespoke shoot geared to your preferences. I want you to love your images so I’m happy to try new things too.

motherhood photo shoots London

+44 7815 864884
susan@sptphotography.com

RECENT REVIEWS

I booked a family shoot with Susan because I wanted to capture a special moment in time with my family. We had never had a professional shoot before and were a little sceptical about how Susan would get us into a frame looking like we wanted to be there! We visited Susan's studio and she managed the task with humour. The shoot was fun, and the photos prove that. We are getting some classic close up prints which I will treasure.
Fiona MacNeely
Fiona MacNeely
12:41 29 Dec 16
Susan did an excellent job photographing our newborn. She has a lovely down to earth demeanor, and conducted the shoot from our flat - all of which kept my husband, our new baby, and me at ease. The photographs turned out beautifully. We're very happy with the whole experience.
Brooke Holiday
Brooke Holiday
13:32 28 Dec 16
We got images taken on Hampstead Heath as we enjoy walking there as a family. Susan is really friendly and engaging and was absolutely wonderful at getting my two boys to be enthusiastic about the shoot - which is no small feat especially since the youngest is only two years old. The resulting images were beautiful, the only problem we had was deciding which ones to frame!
Jean Clarke
Jean Clarke
13:14 28 Nov 16
We recently had our two children photographed at Susan's studio, and the photos really capture their personalities. Our 4 year old daughter especially loved posing in front of the wind machine and Susan managed to capture our cheeky one year old son with his big sister after many creative attempts at trying to get them to stay still together! The images are superb and I would recommend Susan for her skill and artistry.
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Ealing 135 Advertising
21:27 21 Oct 16
We are delighted with the photos Susan took of our family at home! She used some of our personal belongings and was very engaging with our 3 year old boy. I would definitely recommend her work!
Silvia Yasuda
Silvia Yasuda
11:41 07 Dec 16
Wow! I am truly blown away by the photographs that Susan shot of my children. I can't stop looking at them. She has managed to capture such beautiful, gentle, elegant yet powerful images. I will treasure them forever. Susan made the children feel totally relaxed and at ease, they loved every minute of the shoot and had lots of fun. We have had professional shoots before but they have been nothing like this and it shows in what she has produced. Thank you Susan
Marian Bavington
Marian Bavington
12:35 04 Mar 17
We had great experience with Susan. The shoot place were primrose hill. Her arrangements were perfect. Especially, she instructed us just right position and took us with sunlight filtering through the trees ingeniously. Our sons really enjoyed the photo shooting. The photos are so good and much exceeded our expectations. The photos and the experience are our precious memories in London !
Junya Hosaka
Junya Hosaka
15:27 18 Nov 17
Its a pleasure working with Susan. Our exchanges before the shoot were great - I knew exactly what to expect and we got good advice on location and what to wear. The shoot went very smoothly, and Susan was able to capture fabulous shots, ticking off everything on my wish list. She was flexible and worked well with my two-year old daughter, dog, and husband - who does not like posing for the camera! I cant wait to work with her again.
Nadia Strone
Nadia Strone
10:19 22 Nov 17
Susan is the perfect photographer to create beautiful memories of your family! We truly love her pictures, full of personality and love. We also enjoyed very much the shoot at her studio. She is simply professional and highly recommendable! We look forward for our next shoot with her!
Anna Maggioli
Anna Maggioli
16:20 14 Dec 17
Once again, we had such an amazing experience. Susan has a great personality and a spot on eye, able to improvise at any minute while we were outdoors. My daughter felt relaxed and happy and so did we. The pictures were fabulous and that is why I keep coming back to Susan for more and more photo sessions. I would recommend Susan to anyone who would want long lasting, quality memories.Thank you Susan, you've been brilliant again! xx
Eliza Moldovan
Eliza Moldovan
10:24 17 Sep 17
We had lovely photo section with Susan, Susan was friendly and helpful. The images taken with Holland park in Autumn were gorgeous ! They are even better than I was imagined. Thank you so much Susan !
Kelly Wu
Kelly Wu
00:30 30 Nov 17
I really enjoyed my maternity photo session with Susan last weekend. She is warm, friendly and immediately made us feel comfortable. I wasn't really sure what I wanted, other than for us to capture 'the bump', but I love the varied, beautifully lit images she has produced. I'm happy we'll have these to look back on and remember this time. Definitely recommended!
Steph
Steph
17:12 15 Sep 17
Susan is such a lovely lady. She was so kind and friendly to our kids. We all really enjoyed the photo shoot. It was relaxing and so much fun! And all the photos came out amazingly beautiful. I definitely recommend her:))
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09:06 08 Sep 17
If you're looking for a modern portrait photographer who can capture your family in an authentic vs staged environment, then Susan is a perfect choice. We were blown away with our maternity and newborn photoshoots with Susan. Both the experience and pictures were more than we could have hoped for. We were made to feel totally comfortable and cannot wait to capture more memories with our beautiful family.
Rachel Plumb
Rachel Plumb
14:49 27 Dec 18
Great photographer, great assistant, lovely studio where we were made to feel comfortable throughout. True professionals. We did maternity and newborn and were very pleased with both.
Ian Saxon
Ian Saxon
11:28 05 Jan 19
My partner and I had a delightful day with Susan. She spent the time teaching us some of the skills of portrait photography in studio settings and natural light. Her warmth and enthusiasm was infectious and we came away thrilled with the photos we had taken under her guidance.
James Martin
James Martin
21:09 14 Jan 19
I took a workshop with Susan and was so thrilled with the knowledge that I gained from just one day! I feel reinspired and cant wait to start applying the new lighting techniques into my business. Susan is patient and professional, I would recommend her to anyone looking for fine art portraits or looking to learn from her at one of her workshops. She is worth every penny!
Baby Rock Photography
Baby Rock Photography
13:38 08 Feb 19
Susan is lovely! We went to her for a maternity shooting when I'm 36 weeks pregnant. My husband is quiet nervous when we have no idea what to do in front of camera . Susan was very patient and kind that guide us to pose a couple pose and the result is brilliant. We are having so much fun while shooting. She's friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend!
Hazel Tang
Hazel Tang
18:31 03 Mar 19
We had a family photo shoot with our eight month old baby and absolutely enjoyed the experience! Susan made us feel very comfortable and the photos turned out amazing! We couldn’t pick just 5 so ended up going for 15. Expensive but so worth the price, they’re a work of art and will be treasured for many years to come.
Alex & Adolfo Custidianer
Alex & Adolfo Custidianer
18:03 03 Apr 19
Susan is amazing. Had my maternity photography in Susan's West London studio when I was 36 weeks pregnant, and also did my baby's 100 days photography with her as well.
Bella Kostelec
Bella Kostelec
14:35 06 Apr 19
Susan was absolutely brilliant -- we did 2 sessions with her, and in both cases, she went out of her way to make us comfortable. She's an absolute pleasure to work with, and the final result is exactly what we were hoping for!
Tarana Shivdasani
Tarana Shivdasani
19:35 06 Apr 19
Great Photography...truly amazing.Very professional.
Benjamin Jinny
Benjamin Jinny
12:13 09 Sep 19
Great Photography...truly amazing.Very professional.
Benjamin Jinny
Benjamin Jinny
12:13 09 Sep 19