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About Me

MY name is Liya, and I am a children's Lifestyle Photographer .
I live in Hampstead, London with three delicious little dumplings of my own.

INITIALLY, I got into photography in school where we started from the very basics - using a cardboard box camera, holding the "shutter" open for 10 minutes & developing the photos in a pseudo darkroom. I found the process fascinating - keeping up with the technological evolution from film to digital. I continued to feed my artistic passion throughout University, while pursuing my degree in computer science and design.

IT wasn't until my first baby was born that I rekindled my love affair (obsession?) with photographing families and children, capturing the genuine emotion and vivacity that comes so naturally to kids.

THUS my style in candid portraiture evolved. This choice was less deliberate and more to do with the challenges of photographing active and uncooperative toddlers.
Their refusal to pose is the result of the very same innate characteristic that make young children the most captivating subjects to photograph - their genuine nature.

DURING a session I try to encourage my mini super model's spontaneity and excitement by interacting on his or her level - through play ( and occasional bribery) .

I CAPTURE the best shots just hanging out with my littlest clients, waiting for that special moment to present itself ( lucky for me, there are no shortages of these! ).

PLEASE check out my BLOG for previews of recent shoots, photography tips, reviews and my general stream of consciousness...

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Style & Photoshoot

MY style is a mix of photo-journalism and candid, contemporary portraiture.

WHEN I am lucky enough to shoot energetic little Dumplings, this fluid, informal approach beautifully captures their signature exuberance and wonder.

SUCH images are the most treasured in my family and I'd be honoured to catch those spontaneous bits of sheer bliss for your family as well.

A TYPICAL family shoot last about 2 hours. You will never feel rushed as I don't look at the clock and will stay until I get enough perfect shots for a full set.

HAPPY babies and children (and parents) make my job of getting engaging captures a lot easier, so breaks for snacks, silliness and naps are very much encouraged!

GET IN TOUCH if you'd like to chat a bit more about my


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