It felt amazing being back doing some Shad Thames baby photography recently. In my life before the pandemic I used to spend a lot of time in this fantastic area of London. Being just around the corner from Tower Bridge, it was one of the most popular choices for my London Vacation Photography sessions. Sadly this was one of the areas of my photography business badly affected by the lockdowns. With families unable to travel on holiday to London I have really missed doing these fun sessions at London’s landmarks.
Quieter streets for London family portraits
On a positive note though these normally busy locations have been much quieter than usual when I’ve photographed families living in London. And the emptier streets have made even more perfect backdrops for family portraits.
The lovely family in the photo below had booked one of my longer 3-hour London photoshoots, as they were keen to have some images taken around the fantastic area of Tower Bridge, as well as at their home and local park. We met up near the River Thames early one morning to begin our session. From the moment we met I knew we were in for a fun morning. The parents were delightful, and their little girl was all smiles. In fact, she hardly stopped laughing for the whole time we were together!
Tower Bridge and Shad Thames Baby Photography
After taking lots of natural family portraits by Tower Bridge I took the family to the nearby Shad Thames. They weren’t familiar with this historic riverside street and were very happy to be visiting it for the first time. We took lots of photos using the converted warehouses as the backdrop, and the one below was one of my favourites. I just love the excited look on the little girl’s face and the matching expression of her mum gazing happily at her.
If you’d like to take advantage of the quieter than usual streets around London’s landmarks and book one of my family sessions, please do get in touch. Other examples of my work at London’s most beautiful attractions can be found here London Vacation Photographer