The studio is based in Greenwich, South East London where I’ve photographed many expectant mums, dads and newborn babies. This has given me a wealth of experience in creating maternity and newborn works of art.
These days, everybody has a perfectly adequate camera. So it’s not surprising if you think that you could take your newborn photos yourself or have a friend or family member do it. Lets face it, most of us know someone who’s keen on photography. There is usually a significant investment of time and money involved when hiring a professional photographer and if virtually everyone you know is offering to take the pictures you want, you may be wondering why on earth you should spend time and money hiring a professional.
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The only fully-qualified Master Photographer in the region specialising in newborn and maternity photography.
Maraschino photography is a specialist newborn baby photography studio, owned and run by me, Kath Cherry.
Samantha is a specialist Baby and Newborn Photographer based in North London. She is also a Maternity, Family and Children’s Portrait Photographer and covers North London, East and West London, Essex and Hertfordshire
“Wrinkled skin and whispy hair, delicate fingers, teeny tiny toes, pouty lips and a cute button nose!”Newborns change so much and so quickly in those first few days and believe me, it is easy to forget quite how small and delicate they were. For this reason, I have actively pursued training courses in the art of safe newborn baby posing and photography, and am a member of BANPAS (baby and newborn photography association) so that I can create lasting memories of your precious new baby that you can cherish for years to come. Every time you look at your baby’s newborn photos, I want you to be reminded of those first few days of love and adoration. I offer both posed and lifestyle newborn photography sessions. Email me, text NEWBORN to 07720885528, or fill in the contact form find out more about my professional newborn photography services at my purpose-built East London studio (or lifestyle sessions at your home).
I offer studio photography sessions at my purpose-built studio in East London Mon – Friday every week and usually once a month on a on a Saturday or Sunday too. My baby & family photography studio is in a converted warehouse, based just off the A12, A13 and A11 – about 10 mins from Stratford, Canary Wharf, Wapping and Mile End, and just one min walk from Star Lane DLR.Studio photography is perfect for capturing family and individual portraits in a controlled environment so we can focus on getting natural looking images using a variety of backdrops and simple, timeless props; whether they be posed or not. Key baby stages for studio photography are around four months when baby is comfortable doing tummy time and can support their own head, around 6 months when they are sitting unsupported (but before they are crawling), once they are crawling and then around their first birthday when we can also do birthday themed shoots (see below). Check the news & upcoming events section of my website for details of the next scheduled weekend studio shoot or simply get in touch on email / text STUDIO to 07720885528 for more information about my weekend and mid-week studio portraiture sessions.
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So if you’d like to talk to me about availability for your maternity or newborn session call me on 020 8691 8699. Alternatively you can get in touch using our contact form and view a map of London to see where we are.
If you’re looking for a well-loved and trusted newborn, baby and family portrait photographer in East London, you’ve come to the right place…
Whoever you choose as your maternity or newborn photographer I’d like to say a big Congratulations to you and your family, and wish the very best of health and happiness to you all.
I am so glad they went against their initial thoughts to avoid a family photograph.
“Thank you Samantha, the album arrived. We absolutely love it. Thank you so much!”
I am the only photographer in the region to be recommended by both the Master Photographers Association and the Newborn Art Academy, so you can rest assured that you and your baby are in safe hands.
A few times a year I join local Baby Sensory and Tower Hamlets NCT events to do themed mini-shoots of your babies, for example for Christmas and Father’s Day. These mini-shoots can be pre-booked with an early bird discount; as a result they tend to fill up fast. I always announce the launch of themed mini-shoots on Facebook and on the news & upcoming events section of the website. Be sure to like and follow my Facebook page to be of the first to hear about them.
Birthday themed shoots and cake smash & splash sessions are a fantastic way of celebrating birthdays. They consist of lively and fun photography with the messy destruction of a birthday cake if you opt for a cake smash & splash session. The smash & splash session includes themed photos pre-cake, the smash itself and then portraits of your baby in a bath tub afterwards, splashing and playing with bubbles (and getting a bit clean). My studio is the perfect environment for these shoots it has all the facilities we could need to clean up afterwards too! Check the news & upcoming events section of my website for details of when the next scheduled weekend studio shoots are taking place or get in touch to book a midweek birthday photoshoot.When you book, I send you all the information you’ll need on how to prepare, what to wear, theme ideas and how to pick a cakesmash cake. Get in touch or text BIRTHDAY to 07720885528 to discuss the options for your little one’s birthday. A fruity alternative: I also offer a watermelon smash which is just perfect if you prefer to keep your baby off cake a little while longer. In warmer weather, we can do this outdoors.In addition to studio birthday shoots, I also capture key moments at birthday parties for kids of all ages. Please ask if you would like to see some sample images.
Outdoors sessions are ideal for children who like to explore or if you prefer the variety of environments an outdoors location and the passage of the seasons can provide for your photos. Outdoors sessions take place throughout the year, except for when the weather is extremely wet! Check the news & upcoming events section of my website for details of the next scheduled weekend outdoors shoot. Similarly, lifestyle sessions allow for you to be in the comfort of your own home, in a variety of familiar settings. Get in touch or text OUTDOORS or LIFESTYLE to 07720885528 for more information about my outdoors or lifestyle sessions.
Samantha can travel to your home or a place of your choice for your newborn, Baby, Family, Maternity or Lifestyle Portrait session. Some of the areas she undertakes sessions includes include Lifestyle Newborn photography in East London, Natural Baby Photography in North London, Newborn photography Ilford, Lifestyle Family Photography in Ilford, Natural Baby Photography in Romford, Natural Family Photography in Woodford, Natural Baby Photography in Snarebrook and Natural Family Photography in Chigwell
I really hope you find this information useful. If you’ve any further questions I’d be happy to help, whether or not I end up being your photographer. Call me on 020 8691 8699 and I’ll do my best to guide you.
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When you’re looking for a professional photographer you may find it difficult to choose between one photographer and another. With a significant investment of time and money required, choosing the photographer that’s right for you can be a daunting prospect. Lets face it, there are lots of photographers out there and they’ll all be trying tempt you with their beautiful images. So, how can you be sure the photographer you pick will be the right one for you?
I knew they were thinking about an album so they had to have one, just to make the album perfect.
In case you do end up choosing to work with me I want you to know that I only do three portrait sessions each week. This is so that I can give the very best of myself to each and every client.
So good to know they had in their hands something they will treasure forever.
“ The studio is welcoming and makes you feel right at home.”
I would love to discuss how I can help you achieve timeless images that you will love forever.