Monthly Archives: October 2012

Newborn Photographer St Albans Hertfordshire

I’m a specialist newborn photographer taking images of newborn babies in your own home in St Albans in Hertfordshire.  Newborn babies are best photographed under 2 weeks to get the sleepy curly poses but it is often possible to get these sorts of images up to about 1 month.  This was a session took place at the client’s own home in St Albans when the little boy was 3 weeks old.  Most of the images were taken inside but outdoor newborn baby portraits can be gorgeous and I always ensure the baby is warm enough. My images are not just about the newborn baby but about the bond between the baby the new parents, so I will always encourage Mums and Dads to be in the pictures with the babies.   As a mother myself I completely understand that as a new mum you will be feeling tired and not at your best so all images are photographed sensitively and flatteringly.   You will treasure your images in years to come and so will your baby – after all a few years down the line they don’t just want to look at images of themselves.  I hope you like the images from this Newborn Baby Portrait Session in St Albans.



Family Portrait Photographer – Hertfordshire

Are you looking for natural relaxed portraits of your children on location or in your ownhome in Hertfordshire? As a specialist children’s and family portrait photographer I have many clients in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire.  I often have return visits to my clients based in Hertfordshire and its wonderful to see how the children have changed.  I last photographed this little fella as a newborn baby so it was great to see what a cheeky little fella he’d become. It was a windy rainy Autumn day but the little ones didn’t mind the weather at all and had a great time – the little girl was happy to run about in the rain and jump in the puddles.  I hope you enjoy this family portrait shoot in Hertfordshire.







Siobhan Murphy is a Photographic Portrait Artist specialising in Children, Babies, Newborns and Families based in Northamptonshire but covering Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Leicestershire.  If you would like to see more samples of work commissioned by clients check out the galleries for Newborns and Children’s Portraits Images on Location and Family Portraits can also be viewed on the website.   The Blog contains specific categories if you are interested in a Bump Shoot or a Teenage shoot. Any questions please get in touch – I love to talk to you about the images you would like to have of your family.

Portraits of Teenagers Hertfordshire and Northamptonshire

As a family and child portrait photographer in Milton Keynes, Northampton and surrounding areas I photograph families with children of all different ages.  Babies, Children and Toddlers are fine – parents are happy to organise sessions, but parents with teenagers are a little more reluctant.  And yet they would all love to have images of their children in their teens to treasure as with any other age.

There are lots of reasons not to book a photo session when you have teenagers.  The teenagers may not be keen to be photographed, they may be shy or extremely self-conscious of how they look.  They may on the other hand be happy to cooperate and the parents may be worrying unnecessarily.  They may be keen to play up for the camera and act like models.  Or they might be interested in having some pictures done if they are just fly-on-the-wall documentary style – just showing them doing their own thing – be that skateboarding, playing on the Xbox, walking the dog.

There are lots and lots of options for having images of your older children and teens – so don’t put it off – they will be off doing their own thing before you know it.  So here are a few examples from recent shoots – to encourage you to think about the style that might suit the teen in your life.

The teenagers, or older children who are happy to be in front of the camera just being their lovely happy selves.

You may have a child who would like to have a go at the “mean and moody” model thing – this can be a lot of fun and you get some great images at the end of the session.

I’ve recently done a few portfolios of actor headshots – these are were really interesting and meant that we had a few different looks in terms of clothes in the images.  We also wanted to portray to potential casting agents the range of characters that the young actor might be able to play.  Here are some examples – these were for a specific purpose but there is no reason that you couldn’t get your teenager just to dress in their favourite clothes and just be themselves whether they have a slightly more serious or tougher personality or they are still a typical boy-next-door.

You may have lots of pictures of the children when they were younger and be tempted to think we’ll just get by with our own pictures for now until they are bit older and a bit keener to be in photos.   The time will just disappear – don’t miss out on a chance to have memories of them as they are now.

And if they are really not keen on the idea of having portraits – why not let me take a totally documentary approach to the shoot – they don’t even have to make conversation if they would prefer not to !!  I can just come in and take natural fly-on-the-wall shots of them in their own environment doing what they would normally do on a daily basis to capture them just as they are – when you suddenly become an empty-nester these images of them just hanging out in their rooms and doing their thing will be even more precious.  Here are a few examples from a recent shoot.

Children’s Photographer Northampton – Mini-Sessions at Castle Ashby

Looking for Natural Children’s Portrait Photographers in Northampton or Milton Keynes ?  My style of photography could be just perfect for you.  I have just announced my final two mini-session dates for this year.  They will take place on Sunday 21st October and Sunday 4th November at Castle Ashby Gardens in Northamptonshire.  These sessions are short sessions and on offer for a package price of £120 – this includes the session (approx 20 minutes) 2 mounted Art Images and 2 Hi-Res digital files.

The sessions are ideal for anyone on a budget to get some images to give as gifts for Christmas.  With the hi-res files you can get as many copies as you need.

If you are tempted contact me soon to book a slot.  Here are some images from a session in July.  Oh and don’t worry about the weather Autumn is a fabulous time for photos and if it rains the Orangery at Castle Ashby is ideal for shots indoors that look as if you are outdoors

Wedding St Marys University Twickenham

A handful of images from the wedding of an old friend of mine that I attended as a guest – well guest with camera – a couple of weeks ago.  Fabulous wedding and very happy couple.  There are lots more but this is a small selection to share with the family in Romania.