Hi I'm Natalie Avery, a north London family and newborn photographer.
I believe that photos are the story of our lives. The photos I have of my childhood mean everything to me - to be able to see myself at an age I don't and can't remember is like magic to me.
You'll find me in North London with my family running about the local parks and playgrounds, teaching them to ride their bikes (wishing I'd just signed them up for a class), probably with a coffee in hand looking forward to my next 'Prosecco Wednesday' with my girls!
How I work
My photo shoots are fun-filled. I plan them to be just another day out or time at home as a family. To keep everyone relaxed. Running, jumping and family games are all tricks I use to keep the kids engaged and make sure you can relax and enjoy the time with your family. With a little direction from me to make sure you get some fantastic shots of their gorgeous smiles (or sleepy faces if newborns).
I believe in natural authentic portraits and images, that capture our true characters and real moments. Who we are and the chaotic messy moments that build the story of our lives.
With two kids of my own, I know how precious photos are to keeping the memories alive. And that often mums are behind the camera - missing from the photos.
No need to worry about the kids - they'll have a blast!
The biggest fear I hear my clients worry about is whether the kids will play ball so they will get good photos of them. From my experience, you will, if you don't stress and let them do what comes best to them - play!
I'm used to kids and babies and I'm non-obtrusive, approachable and know what it takes to get children to act and play like themselves.
We will work together to plan out your family photoshoot in advance, so I can find out more about your family and what you are looking for. We can also discuss what to wear, location and how to plan the time best around naps!
Don't keep putting it off
In the tired hazy fog of juggling day to day, we don't realise that these everyday moments are special - that they mean everything. That we should stop and take it all in. And celebrate all we have achieved by making these small humans.
The kids will never be this age again. So now is the time to do it. Don't put it off for another year. And don't have another year where you aren't in many photos - I see you behind the camera never getting photos of the whole family that you want so badly.
I specialise in family and newborn photography and work across North London. If you live further afield, then you can always get in touch and I'll see what the travel time is.
We had a brilliant outdoor photoshoot with Natalie. She took some amazing pictures of our normally very unphotogenic family - thoroughly recommended.