Monthly Archives: January 2016

Goldfish cupcake – a day in the life

Friday again! I used to do Friday reviews and talk about books my daughter liked or places and events to try, or things to do like cooking!

So here I am again with another recipe that Amy tried to make: goldfish cupcake.

A few months ago I went to photograph an event for Annabel Karmel and I got a nice bag with a recipe book, an apron and a hat and other bits and pieces. It’s in this book that Amy found this recipe. She really enjoys cooking ๐Ÿ™‚

You need:

  • 125gr butter
  • 125gr caster sugar
  • 100gr self-raising flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 50gr chocolate chips
  • 5 tablespoons ready-made buttercream icing

For the decoration:

  • cheerios
  • chocolate buttons
  • M&Ms
  • giant chocolate buttons
  • white chocolate buttons
  • marshmallows
  • hundred and thousand
  • whatever you like

And Amy will show you the steps ๐Ÿ™‚

By the way they were delicious! Happy Friday and happy baking!




Newborn Photography – Baby Ibai

This newborn was in the studio a while ago.

Mum was a few weeks late so he was a big baby boy of over 4kg and he was a little angel who slept nearly all the time he was there.

It was a pleasure to photograph him and his gorgeous sister. They are a beautiful family.

Welcome Ibai, 9 days old.


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Photograface by Valentina | Newborn Photographer Battersea




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Newborn Session in the Home Comfort

I met this little man when he was already a few weeks old. I had a coffee with mum and with the big brother and we talked about what she wanted to achieve with this session. She actually came from an experience with another photographer who took nice photos of the newborn but was missing of emotions and relationship. So her goal for the session with me was to capture the baby with his brother, with her. She wanted natural photos that showed love. So a few days after the meeting I went to their place in Battersea, a beautiful flat overlooking the river, and I just focused on photos of the family. It was nice to have grandma as well so we had some three generation images.

Big brother is a toddler so it was not always easy to contain him but he was very lovely with the little brother and a super model. We had images of candid moments of laughter and joy.

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Photograface by Valentina | Newborn Photographer Battersea London

If you are considering home newborn photography, please get in touch so we can discuss your requirements and see how I can help you.





Do you exist in your children photos?

Hello lovely mums!

This is the first post of the year. I took a bit of a break during the holidays and went back home in Italy. Well, calling a break is actually a big word I guess. What we have when we go there is more like a tour de force. Every time there is someone to meet, someone who invites you for dinner, something to do, friends and family around, so in the end times goes super fast and you are left with the feeling that you need a holiday from that “holiday” ๐Ÿ™‚

So now it’s all back to normal and I ‘m ready to embrace this year!

I had a look at the enquiries I had last year. Most of them newborn are related, but I’ve been asked as well if I do quick photo shoots, because just one o two photos are requested for a gift or for a particular occasion. Now I want to be very honest: providing 2-3 photos or 20-25 like in a normal session takes the same amount of preparation, discussion and it’s actually more time-consuming so it’s something I cannot offer on a regular basis.

But I like to take on board your needs and that’s why I want to begin the year with a special mini session!

Special because it celebrates MOTHERHOOD!


I am guilty myself of not existing in many pictures with my daughter. Sometimes we like to have fun and being silly and take some selfies, but I don’t really like selfies, I always look so distorted and ended up to bin them ๐Ÿ™ย  I prefer taking photos of my girl but then when I look at them I wonder where I was and wish was there too! I know . . .ย  it’s a controversial feeling!

When we go on summer holidays we always take the chance to find a photographer and remember that time. It’s so nice to have some photos of the three of us or photos with my girl!

So one of my new year resolution is actually be more in the pictures with her! Because I spend so much time with her but no one could tell ๐Ÿ™ย  Because I want she will remember those moments one day! Because I want her to know that I was there for her! Because she deserves it!

If you like me and most of us busy mums are always behind the camera and love to have a few photos with your little monkeys then this mini sessions are perfect for you!

They are sweet and short, so no one get bored, they include some photos of your children alone as well as with you and the best part packages start from only ยฃ99!

If that sounds good get in touch and get your slot booked! Mini session will be on the 6th February!

Vale xx

Photograface by Valentina | Baby Photographer Clapham and Battersea





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