Last shoot of the year

I am so privileged to have been able to finish my first six months of business with this little chap.

Baby Leo looking over Mum's shoulder

The Barber family welcomed me into their home like an old friend and I felt like one too. Baby Leo and his big brother warmed to me straight away and, because we were in the comfort of their own home, all the brand new baby routines of feeding and sleeping just carried on as usual. It really was a super chilled morning and a session that made me eternally grateful to be able to be doing what I am doing. What a wonderful way to welcome a new baby into the world.

These past six months have been a huge learning curve, but they have also made me realise that I am exactly where I need to be and incredibly fortunate to be able to do what I love. I want to say a huge thank you to all my new clients, all those lovely families who lent me their children for my portfolio and to all my friends and family who have supported me along the way.

Here is to a super exciting 2018!! May it bring you all happiness, health and fortune. You are all awesome!!

Leila Balin