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Snapshots of Our Week #3 – London Family Photographer

Snapshots of Our Week is a personal project where I document our lives week by week. I am delighted to share them with you and to show you why documentary photography is my passion.

Here it was half term, that means I had all week with the girls. It was lovely to spend tons of time with them but also very tiring as you can imagine. =) Thankfully we were blessed with amazing warm Autumnal days.

Autumn London Family Photography - Ana Ruivo


We headed to this lovely farm my friend photographer Gisele recommended to pick up apples during the weekend. It was such a great experience and we mostly had apples for all week- apple pie, apple cake, roasted apples and more apples! I will do a separate post about the farm during the week as I took lots of pictures.

Some days we went to the museums in South Kensington and other days we went to the Diana Memorial Playground. This is my favourite time of the year to take pictures outside, gorgeous light and such a dreamy array of colours!

Autumn London Family Photography - Ana Ruivo

Autumn London Family Photography - Ana Ruivo


Hope you had a wonderful half-term with your family.

Have a great week!


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Our Autumn Bucket List – Autumn Activities to inspire your family – London Family Photographer

It was an awesome summer, (actually I am still editing photos and videos!) that kind of Summer you don’t need bucket lists. And I never did a bucket list but I realized the other day, that it is something I should be making all year long! Making a list of fun autumnal activities for our family here in London, and things that we can do throughout the year will make me appreciate each season we are in, even if it is cold and dreary. It will encourage me to be more present and thankful.

With that in mind, I made up an Autumn Bucket List today. It is a combination of goals I have for our family, small activities at home, and bigger outings. There are a lot of items on this list! Which is good. I know I won’t get to them all, but hopefully with a bigger list, I will always have inspiration for something to do when I need it.


Notting Hill London Family Photographer - Ana Ruivo


2017 Autumn Bucket List


  1. Go apple picking.
  2. Make an apple pie.
  3. Decorate the front porch.
  4. Carve pumpkins.
  5. Find a new recipe to use pumpkins.
  6. Hang twinkle lights in the kids’ room.
  7. Watch a marathon of the series “Stranger Things” (new season arriving very soon!)
  8. Roast some chestnuts
  9. Try some Autumn diffuser blends.
  10. Find a bakery that sells good cookies for a new autumn/winter tradition (to replace summer afternoon visits the vegan ice-cream parlour).
  11. Splash in some puddles.
  12. Try a new restaurant.
  13. Enjoy some hard cider.
  14. Start a gratitude journal.
  15. Read more books.
  16. Buy some new candles.
  17. Watch a Autumn movie.
  18. Go on a hike.
  19. Visit Kew Gardens for a perfect Autumn day out.
  20. Press leaves and make some kind of art project with them (with the kids).
  21. Buy or make an Autumn wreath for the front door.
  22. Visit the exhibition Illuminating India at the Science Museum.
  23. Print my favorite summer photos and create a new gallery wall with them.


It’s a long one, I know! But just reading the items makes me excited for the season ahead. Half term is almost here and I will try go for apple picking next week! So the first two items will get crossed off the list. Let’s dive into the colder months armed with inspiration!

Wishing you all a happy Autumn!


If you want to give a family documentary session a try this Autumn, or if you have any questions about these types of sessions, please drop me a note – I’d love to continue the conversation.

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