So what better present could you think of giving your new godson for a christening gift? How about a baby photography session in Battersea Park for the new parents and their beautiful baby boy? Perfect – and that’s what happened in this case. As a London baby photographer people enquire about photo sessions for all sorts of reasons. But this one was particularly special.
When arranging the shoot for his best friend the baby’s godfather mentioned that he may come along too with his fiancée and asked if that was okay. My response was absolutely yes – the more the merrier! As well as getting lots of images of the new parents with their baby son, I thought it would be lovely to take some photos of baby and godfather together too.
Battersea Park – what a spectacular backdrop!
We met up last November in Battersea Park, just around the corner from where the family live. For me it’s always very special to include important backdrops in the images. This gives context to the family story. In this instance Battersea Park is where the family spend their weekends relaxing and exploring. So to have this magnificent park in the background will mean so much to the family in the years to come. This will be even more special if they ever choose to move away from the area.
We were blessed with gorgeous weather on the day of the photography session. The family and friends were lovely and the baby was completely chilled out and perfectly behaved. We had such a fun afternoon exploring the family’s favourite areas of the park. It was fantastic to create a variety of relaxed portraits and capture lot of fun moments too.
It’s always lovely to chat to families and I find it fascinating to find about more about their lives while the photography session progresses. I discovered that the godfather and his fiancée are to be married in Canada this year, so I offered to spend ten minutes at the end of the session creating a few images of the couple together. This resulted in an unusual but perfect end to this family photography session in Battersea Park. I hope you enjoy seeing some of my favourite images from this sunny November day…