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Embracing the New Year: Reflections, Resolutions, and Gentle Growth

New Year’s Resolutions – they’ve got a bit of a mixed reputation, haven’t they? You’ve probably heard people dismiss them, claiming they never work. The other day I asked my 12-year-old daughter what New Year’s resolutions she has and she told me none because they don’t work! So not sure where this belief comes from...

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How to Make You Feel Comfortable and Relaxed During Your Maternity Photo Shoot

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As your London maternity photographer, my mission is to ensure this magical experience extends beyond the lens. It’s about capturing not just moments but emotions, creating a tapestry of memories for you and your little one. To achieve this, it’s crucial to establish an environment where you can feel comfortable, relaxed, and confident. I understand...

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From Lens to Legacy: Why Printing Photos Still Matters

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I just had to sit down and share something that’s not just close to my heart but is also incredibly important—why printing photos still matters in our digital age. In today’s world, our lives are dominated by screens and gadgets. We’re quick to snap photos with our smartphones or save memories on our laptops, but...

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Preparing for the Big Day: What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag

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As you’ve likely spent the last few months carefully selecting baby gear, stocking up on baby essentials, and lovingly preparing the nursery, there’s one task that may have been hovering on your to-do list—the art of packing your hospital bag. I remember procrastinating a lot on this task. Even pondering the very basics of bag...

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Pregnancy Journal: Capturing Your Journey to Motherhood

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Pregnancy is an incredible journey, a rollercoaster of emotions, and it’s amazing how those 9 months, which might seem long at first, pass in the blink of an eye. I should know—I’ve been on this wonderful adventure with pregnant women and new moms for over a decade now, and one thing they all tell me...

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Unveiling the Truth: Debunking 5 Myths About Maternity Photography

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Becoming a mother is one of life’s most beautiful journeys for a woman. It’s a time filled with anticipation, joy, changes and surely fears and challenges. Gosh, you have so many questions popping into your head: What vitamins should I take? How do I stay fit? Which antenatal class should I book and what can...

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The Therapeutic Influence of Photos on Daily Well-being

5 reasons why photos are important for well-being

5 reasons Why Photos are Important for Well-being. In the era of smartphones and social media, where everyone has a camera at their fingertips, we find ourselves capturing and sharing moments like never before. Whether it’s a stunning landscape, a group selfie, a delectable meal, or a candid shot of a loved one, we document...

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From Chaos to Control: How a CRM System Transforms Your Business

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Being a photographer is not just about taking pretty photos. It’s also about running a business, and like every little business, managing daily admin tasks can be challenging and overwhelming. From the first enquiry to scheduling the photoshoot, sending the invoice and managing all the steps in between is not always easy to stay on...

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My name is Valentina. I'm a London baby and maternity photographer.

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LONDON NEWBORN & MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER

BASED NEAR RICHMOND - TWICKENHAM