Baby photography in the uk

Fun, relaxed and beautifully natural baby & child photography – Fairweather Photography – Family photographer based in Essex

‘Never work with children’?? You’re kidding me…

  • Between March 2017 and March 2018 I photographed 127 babies 🙌

Family shoots are most definitely one of my favourite type of assignments. Children rock.

I am often asked if I get lots of non compliant children. Let me tell you that children have their bad days like us, fact. A child who has not napped, been woken up, is hungry or coming down with a cold will understandably not be that willing to pose for pictures… combined with a new place and meeting a new face it wouldn’t be reasonable to expect them to be all smiles immediately.

Children pick up on parents stress or anger so a shoot can quickly escalate into a not so pleasant experience for all. Yet I love those shoots because understanding and knowing all of the above help you making sure it goes fabulous.  I am a mother myself. I sympathise with the mother on all aspects of motherhood and I admire children’s quirky personalities.

I love interacting with babies & young children. I respect their mood, I sympathise with them at times, I show interest in their likes and I give them space. Eventually they come around the idea of being photographed. But not everyone can do this – because you see, in my view, children are very shrewd and if you do not genuinely enjoy their company, they will pick up on it…./ 

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I’d like to think that my ability to connect with children of all ages is due mainly from this authenticity. Part of me believes that its also because I will always be a child at heart.

My son recently told me he didn’t want to get older because he loved his life as a child and that adults have lots of worries, not so much fun and they have to work. A conclusion he came up to himself or could it be something that I kind of implied in previous conversations? Not that it is what I think about adult life but I guess I wanted my sons to realise how awesome childhood can be and probably put more positive emphasis on the life as a child.

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  • I want my portraits to depict a happy moment, show ecstatic faces and huge smiles. I want them to be quirky, dynamic & entertaining. I want them to make you smile.

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Whether you choose studio shoots or outdoor shoots, remember that it is all about enjoying the experience. Your child isn’t in the greatest moods that day? just don’t you worry, I have tons of patience when it comes to children – other than mine that is. I will not judge your parenting skills or your child’s behaviour. I am a mother, I know what parenthood is….

…simply amazing right ? (with some not such great days in between, meh!) but WOW, you guys make such great pics together!

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StĂ©phanie Fairweather – Baby & Family Photographer. And mother to 2 of these 4 equally crazy kiddos above

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