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3rd July, 2019

8 tips for great professional head shots

Contemplating having professional headshot taken and wonder what is the best approach? Check out our top tips here.
Contemplating having professional headshot taken and wonder what is the best approach? Check out our top tips here.


3rd June, 2019

How to make children smile in a front of a camera

Every now and then, as a family photographer I am asked about tips to make children smile in front of the camera.

As a number one rule, I avoid asking the little ones to smile explicitly, at least not at the start of the session.

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Every now and then, as a family photographer I am asked about tips to make children smile in front of the camera.

As a number one rule, I avoid asking the little ones to smile explicitly, at least not at the start of the session.

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19th April, 2019

A portrait session with personal trainer, Mollie Millington

Mollie was one of the winners of the International Women’s Day Portrait Photography Competition we ran earlier in the year.

Read more about her portrait session and her ethos as the Happy Personal Trainer here.
Mollie was one of the winners of the International Women’s Day Portrait Photography Competition we ran earlier in the year.

Read more about her portrait session and her ethos as the Happy Personal Trainer here.


9th April, 2019

Planning Wedding Group Shots

While some couples know right away they want wedding group shots, some people prefer not to have formal pictures and wonder – do we need group shots at our wedding at all? My suggestion is: it is always nice to have a handful of group shots, but keep the list simple so that you can fully enjoy the day as events unfold.

As a wedding photographer, I take a lot of journalistic (documentary) wedding photos during the wedding day, to record the day’s events in a natural and unobstructive manner.

While some couples know right away they want wedding group shots, some people prefer not to have formal pictures and wonder – do we need group shots at our wedding at all? My suggestion is: it is always nice to have a handful of group shots, but keep the list simple so that you can fully enjoy the day as events unfold.

As a wedding photographer, I take a lot of journalistic (documentary) wedding photos during the wedding day, to record the day’s events in a natural and unobstructive manner.



17th March, 2019

Why should we have family portraits taken by professional photographers?

How often do you exclaim that your children look and act different compared to a few months ago? They move on to new stages so quickly, it is important to make sure those precious moments are recorded as they happen.
How often do you exclaim that your children look and act different compared to a few months ago? They move on to new stages so quickly, it is important to make sure those precious moments are recorded as they happen.


18th November, 2018

Belle Photo Journey featured in Your London Wedding Magazine Real Weddings

The wedding photos of our lovely couple Nikki and David Hemming have made it to the Your London Wedding Magazine Nov / Dec 2018 issue as the Real Weddings feature! This is the second time that Belle Photo Journey has been featured in the magazine - our photos were on the front cover and special feature of Jan / Feb 2017. We have also been finalists in the magazine's Weddings of the Year competition.
The wedding photos of our lovely couple Nikki and David Hemming have made it to the Your London Wedding Magazine Nov / Dec 2018 issue as the Real Weddings feature! This is the second time that Belle Photo Journey has been featured in the magazine - our photos were on the front cover and special feature of Jan / Feb 2017. We have also been finalists in the magazine's Weddings of the Year competition.


10th October, 2018

Why should we take engagement photos?

Have you been wondering about whether to take pre-wedding / engagement photos, in celebration of your engagement and ahead of your big day? Engagement photo shoots are very popular in some countries and there are many reasons for it!
Have you been wondering about whether to take pre-wedding / engagement photos, in celebration of your engagement and ahead of your big day? Engagement photo shoots are very popular in some countries and there are many reasons for it!


Pasta making
12th September, 2018

Delizioso! Children pasta-making in North London

Last month, I had the pleasure to photograph Pasta n’ Play’s children pasta making class hosted by Vittoria in her flat in Hampstead, North London. And they made coloured pasta, yay! As a photographer my eyes are naturally drawn to colours and shapes.
Last month, I had the pleasure to photograph Pasta n’ Play’s children pasta making class hosted by Vittoria in her flat in Hampstead, North London. And they made coloured pasta, yay! As a photographer my eyes are naturally drawn to colours and shapes.


31st July, 2018

How to take better holiday pictures

While we naturally love bright sunny days, direct sunlight can make the subjects look harsh and cast strong shadows. While the strong shadows may work well for certain themes or create certain effects for the professionals and creatives, they are best to avoid for snapshots. When the sky is slightly overcast however, it is time to take out your camera and snap!
Baby swimming in the sea
While we naturally love bright sunny days, direct sunlight can make the subjects look harsh and cast strong shadows. While the strong shadows may work well for certain themes or create certain effects for the professionals and creatives, they are best to avoid for snapshots. When the sky is slightly overcast however, it is time to take out your camera and snap!

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