I don’t know about you, but I don’t think mums are in enough photos. I have a phone full of pictures of my baby, my baby with my husband and friends, but very little photos of the two of us.
One of the added perks of coming on a Nurturing Mums course is that you get a beautiful photo of you and your baby to take away for free, that’s been captured by a professional photographer.
Our South London photographer is the lovely Adele Behles who will be capturing pictures of our mums & babies on Northcote Road & Earlsfield. We get to know Adele a bit better below!
Tell us a little bit about you….
My name is Adele and I live in Hampshire with my husband, cat and cocker spaniel. Alfie (the cocker spaniel) is pretty much responsible for my love of photography and is still one of my favourite subjects – he just has so much character and his little face is so expressive!
When I’m not out photographing, I can usually be found with a paintbrush in hand either re-furbing old furniture, or redecorating at home (for the hundredth time!).
Why do you enjoy working with mums & babies?
My family photo sessions are typically pretty relaxed and I tend to focus on capturing little moments and family interactions. I particularly love capturing mums with their little ones as mums so rarely feature in photographs. There is nothing more precious than those early memories and the bond between mum and baby is so special – it is a privilege to be able to capture those moments for families.
Any tips for mums posing for photos who may be feeling a little self-conscious post birth?
The beauty of lifestyle photography is that you are capturing a moment in time – a moment that can pass all too quickly. Before shoots people often ask what they should wear, my answer is always the same – something neutral and comfortable. The best photos happen when people feel comfortable – that is key for me, which is why most sessions take place at people’s homes. As for any self-conscious feelings, I can assure you that mums have an incredible glow when interacting with their little ones. The more mums are focused on those interactions, the more natural they will look in the photos (mainly because they soon forget the camera is there!).
How do you juggle work and family life?
Life is pretty busy. I am a lawyer by day and a photographer at the weekends – often prompting people to ask whether I’m mad! Photography is my escape and I love nothing more than working through a family photo shoot, editing the pictures and sharing them with the parents. Thankfully, I have a patient and supportive husband who is used to me editing away in the evenings. Provided there is time for us to have dinner together and we manage a good walk with Alfie at the weekends, everyone is happy!
If you are joining our South London courses, you will be meeting Adele very soon!