Why you should hire a “stealth” photographer for a day

I’ve never been the biggest fan of posed photos: at our wedding we had a stealth photographer, and when our first baby was born I hesitated.

But then.. Small Elsa was too perfect not to capture on film, and we were delighted to find Claire Greenaway. A charming and gentle presence in the house, Claire came with a thousand props and was delighted to shoot around and between the moments of feeding, snoozing etc

It was only by chance that we thought to revisit photography again this spring. Elsa is now three and Luke one, and we happened to see some work Claire had done for some friends with older children.

Again with huge imagination and an unfailing smile, she found ways to capture us and our brood. A number of toys and balloons featured, and we now have a perfect selection of high quality images of all of us together.

So – the takeaway is not to think only of the newborn picture, but of those fleeting moments of Petit Bateau dungarees and first haircuts and to capture them too; already, one month on, they are both visibly older: this moment was special, and gone forever…

From £350 for a Family Session, see blog pages for current prices: Claire Greenway’s website

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