Tag Archives: London family photographer

North Kensington A day in the Life Photoshoot

In this dark and cold London day, Autumn looks so far away now but this photoshoot warms my heart.

This is the year, more than any other before, we see how important are the moments with our family and close ones. The little moments in between on our daily lives, the closeness and connection with our children are one thing we sometimes forget to capture and it is the most important to remember.

If you want to give a family documentary session a try, 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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    River Thames Ride – Family Photography

    I photograph London through many lens, angles and many different lights. I discovered so many special places but this one was my first time on a private boat in the river Thames. What fun and beautiful sights!

    I truly recommend this fantastic boat ride for a special occasion or just because we love London.

    See for yourself how magical it can be, and it produces stunning family photography.

    f you want to give a family documentary session a try, 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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      A Day in the Life Holland Park London Photoshoot

      It’s been a crazy year as we know so far but that doesn’t deter my clients to keep on making memories. I think especially this year we should do more pictures, more albums and more prints to decorate our walls and bookshelves. Our children need that warm comfort that family is always together no matter what.

      I am very sorry I have been so busy I haven’t been able to give the proper attention to my blog and share with you the most wonderful photoshoots I have been doing since September.

      I know this family for a quite some time now, and unfortunately, like many families this year, they decided to leave London. It’s not a goodbye photoshoot but it’s an important set of pictures that I hope they will cherish forever.

      f you want to give a family documentary session a try, 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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        London Family Lifestyle Portrait Session

        I still do family lifestyle photography from time to time. My sessions are super relaxed and my main goal is to capture connection and the children’s personalities.

        These are some of my favourites from this session. On this day it was zero degrees outside! I love winter light.

        If you want to give a family session a try, 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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        Sunday mornings and a farewell – London Family Photography

        Morning routines sometimes are so underrated. We just want to do everything as quickly as possible and rush out of the house. But it is the little moments that make our lives and can intrinsic memories.

        This was fun but at the same time emotional photo session. This family left London and went to NY so they wanted to remember their beloved home and also that the girls would never forget their time in London at their home where they were born and grew beautifully.

        If you want to give a family documentary session a try, 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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          Little Spree – Sarah Clark for Massimo Dutti

          I felt so honoured when Sarah approached me to do a fashion photoshoot for her and her children for Massimo Dutti. She wanted something natural and candid, but also she wanted sharp pictures with connection with nature that could show her twins’ personalities and bond as well as their beautiful clothes.

          First and foremost a fashion editor, Sarah has worked in the industry for over fifteen years for publications including Marie Claire, Glamour, Red and The Sunday Telegraph’s Stella magazine. Now a freelance stylist and art director, Sarah draws on her expert knowledge and personal style for Little Spree to source the most stylish high street finds mixed with the occasional ‘spurge’ (but only if it’s worth splurging on.)

          It was so easy to immerse in the beautiful Richmond Park and with its golden gorgeous winter light.

          Check-out this fantastic blog full of inspiration and great styling tips for the home and yourself at Little Spree.

          Also, the final print for Massimo Dutti for their online magazine Paper is here.

            

          If you want to have great imagery for your project or business, or if you have any questions about business documentary photography or blog/editorial photography, please drop me a note – I’d love to continue the conversation.

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          Autumn in London – Hyde Park – Family Photography

          Summer may be over; the days are getting shorter, the temperatures colder and rainy days in London are setting in. Embrace that back-to-school feeling and enjoy Autumn in London where the parks are bursting with warm colours perfect for long walks.


          This family wanted to celebrate Autumn with an after school picnic in Hyde Park, and we were so fortunate with the weather. There was lots of running to get some pictures from these boys and the dog, who loves to pose, but it was completely worth it.

          Check-out an another beautiful session during Autumn in Hyde Park here for some inspiration.

          If you want to give a family documentary session a try, 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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            A Walk in Kew Gardens with Chihuly

            The world’s most celebrated contemporary glass artist is showcasing again his work against the stunning backdrop of Kew Gardens. It’s only two more weeks and I totally recommend for the kids.

            My daughters absolutely loved it and wanted to come back.

            In the most biodiverse place in the world, you will see the perfect marriage of art, science and nature as Chihuly’s dazzling sculptures transform the Gardens and glasshouses into a contemporary outdoor gallery space.

            The beautifully illustrated Chihuly Family Trail booklet will help children and their families engage with the exhibition and spark their imagination through games and fun tasks.

            Families can pick up a free trail for the duration of the exhibition from the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art. The lovely booklet also makes a nice keepsake. Read more about it here.

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              Snapshots of our Summer – Surf and ice-creams

              It feels like Summer was ages ago while I am writing this post; it is raining cats and dogs in London.
              Our Summer was in Portugal, as usual, with our family and most of the time we spent it in our little beach cottage near the Atlantic. This place is a renowned famous surf spot, and I thought this year would be an excellent opportunity for the girls to surf.
              I was a little bit afraid, to be honest, but they just loved it, and now I am already thinking about the next time!

              These are some snapshots of our holiday in this extraordinary place. Until next time.

              Check some snapshots from the last years here and here.

              In case you want to book a documentary family photo session or if you wish to document your holidays please contact me at anaruivophotography@gmail.com or leave a note here.

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                5 Reasons You Must Include Your Pet In Your Family Photo Session

                Professional family portraits are so important to capture. The photos can document growth, relive memories or milestones, and serve as a beautiful wall display on your family home. For most of us, the family unit includes more than just the grandparents, parents and children. It also includes our furry and feathery (or sometimes scaly) friends!

                For those of you who have grown up with pets in their house, you know how special these companions are. Pets are part of the owner’s family and should be cherished as much as possible. They may have been around before your kids and they will be a huge part of your children’s childhood memories.  And for that understanding, I have listed five reasons why you must include your pet in your next family photo session.

                They are extremely amusing.

                Don’t you love looking at photos or videos of animals on the internet? I most certainly do! They instantly put a smile on my face and gives me good energy. Imagine having those vibes on your family portrait. Plus, pets and kids create the most comic photos!

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                You’ll have more fun!

                It is certainly more fun having your pets in a documentary session. The kids can play with them and bring more life to your photos. The family dynamic may also change and create increased interaction among the family members.

                Notting Hill London Documentary Family Photographer - Ana Ruivo Photography

                You’ll get new types of pictures.

                Unless your pet is a turtle, most pets like dogs and cats don’t stay in a particular setting. They’ll run and play around. For documentary photo sessions, you wouldn’t need to manage their behavior. In fact, it’ll be interesting to capture the expressive side of your pets! On the other hand, you can also show off the commands and tricks that you’ve been patiently teaching them. This will allow you to get different and more creative types of photos.

                It’s something to remember them by.

                It’s hard to admit this, but your pet won’t be around forever. We’re all hoping that our pets will be around for many years to come. But when they pass, you’ll get to enjoy looking back at images of them with your family. It’s great to get those photo opportunities before it’s too late. Photos will immortalize our time with our pawesome babies and will help with the healing process after we lose them.

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                Because they are cute!

                Enough said.

                Notting Hill London Documentary Family Photographer - Ana Ruivo Photography

                Check out these sweet family documentary family sessions that include their cute furry friends, here and here or here.

                If you want to give a family documentary session a try, 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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