Deidre Sorensen is a London UK based photographer. She specialises in maternity, newborn, and baby photography in her Kensington & Chelsea portrait studio.
Quote of the day
July 16, 2014
Every day is a journey; and the journey itself, home.
Matsuo Bashō in Oku no Hosomichi
Baby Photography Tip #1: White balance and colour tone
July 12, 2014
I get asked about colour tone in images a lot – why do images taken at home sometimes have less than pleasing colour tones or different tones from image to image? The answer is all about colour temperature and a feature called white balance.
What is it and why does it matter?
All sources of light emit different light, when you examine its physical properties. Some have much shorter wavelengths and some longer. Our eyes and brain can easily adapt to this, so we can walk from a room lit by Tungsten lights to one lit by fluorescent and not find the shift in light tone around us to be particularly noticeable … if we think about it, we can see it, but most of us don’t. But take photographs in the two rooms and suddenly it’s more obvious. Our cameras have eyes, but they don’t have our brains, and therefore tend to see exactly what is there.
Here is a series of images, all with different colour tones (click to enlarge). The difference is now obvious.
Red, white, and blue (for our American friends)
July 4, 2014
From our archives: originally published 30 May 2012
June 26, 2014
While I normally shoot really natural newborn images, the occasional hat can be quite adorable…
Quote of the day
June 17, 2014
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is.”
Happy father’s day
June 15, 2014
When you’re a new dad, every day is father’s day!
So often here on my blog and website, I post pictures of pregnant women, new mums, and babies … but it’s about time the dads got a turn. So here is one from a recent shoot. I love how tiny the newborn looks — and how content.
June 9, 2014
From our archives: originally published on 17 December 2012
Recently we had the chance to take newborn photos of a little girl whose older brother we had photographed almost exactly two years earlier. They were so alike in how they posed and their expressions.
We’ve now done some gorgeous prints for the family’s new London home, and we’re looking forward to seeing them once they’re hanging on the wall.
These two images were mounted on aluminium with a matte laminate on top, giving them a very modern and clean finish — I love how the matte laminate completes them so well. The composition of these two shots also works so well for them to be hung next to each other. Lovely…
Baby Photography Tip #2: Storing your photos
June 5, 2014
As promised, my second topic, based on questions from clients, is around storing photos. That might not seem like a photography tip, per se, but it’s an important thing to think about.
So many of my clients have fabulous cameras at home and are either using those to get daily snaps of their children or using their phones. Images are piling up — great little day-to-day moments — and they’ve not had a second to think through what they’re going to do with them. Since I got asked the other day about storage, I thought I’d share what I do and what I’ve learned. Three themes: (more…)
May 27, 2014
From our archives: originally published 13 October 2012
Loving this recent photo too. He’s nicknamed their little bear, so his grandmother sent a cute bear hat, which we incorporated into the photo. I love how his little fingers curl beneath his chin. And what adorable lips. So precious.
Quote of the day
May 22, 2014
One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.
- Henry Miller