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London Family Photographer in Beautiful Chiswick House

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One of my favourite spots to photograph in West London

As a London family photographer, one of my favourites spots to capture in West London is Chiswick House and Gardens. I love the architecture and its relation to the beautiful gardens. There are lots of different paths and little corners that are perfect for toddlers and children to explore.

Chiswick House is a magnificent neo-Palladian villa set in beautiful historic gardens in West London. A £12.1 million project has restored the gardens which were unveiled in June 2010. Built by the third Earl of Burlington in 1729 to showcase his art collection, the house continues to display many spectacular works of art and provides a stunning venue for events.

The gardens at Chiswick are the birthplace of the English Landscape Movement and have inspired countless gardens including New York’s Central Park. The varied and interesting gardens are perfect backdrops for your photoshoot.

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This family was leaving London, and these gardens were one of the most cherished memories for them, especially during the lockdown.

I have been taking pictures of them for many years so, of course, it is hard to see them go, but they are moving to Lisbon, so I know they are going to be alright =)

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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.

I’m Ana Ruivo – an award-winning London family photographer. Since 2013 I have photographed hundreds of clients from all over the workd, all the UK and the USA Spain, France, Portugal, New Zealand, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, UAE and Hong Kong.

My view of documentary family photography is that it is unscripted, unposed, and records what happens naturally. I’ll come to your home, or meet you at the park or at brunch, wherever you choose, and just take photos as you and your family or friends interact just as you would on a day when a photographer was not present. I will not ask you to pose, sit still, “say cheese”, or pretend anything. There is no pretending, this is your life, documented. Let the kids be kids, Dad do his thing, and Mum just enjoy the experience.

I want these photos to capture the true essence of your family, your relationships, the stage of your life you are currently experiencing. I want it to be real, in all its tantrum-ing, messy, teary, silly, beautiful glory. I want to capture this chapter in your story so that you can look and remember exactly how it looked and felt at this very moment.

Your family has a story, many stories actually to tell, and I believe they should be preserved.

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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.


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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.

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    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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      A day in the life – London Family Photography

      I couldn’t be more happy that one of my beloved clients this year wanted to try my documentary family photography sessions – A Day in the Life.

      This is the result of a day spent with this beautiful family. It was a pleasure to capture the sublimacy of some of the ordinary moments of their lives.

       

       

       

       

      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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