About KJ Photographic – Family portrait photography in SW London, Surrey and Hampshire. Our studios are located in Coombe which is between Wimbledon and Kingston-upon-Thames and in Boldre, a beautiful village situated between Lymington and Brockenhurst in Hampshire.

KJ Photographic’s head photographer – Kels Noades

I love working with children and I adore being a photographer, so I feel very privileged to have such a wonderful job and be part of so many families lives.

My background: I have worked professionally as a photographer for over 18 years, doing work for publications such as Elle, Marie-Claire, Touch, The Express Newspaper, The British Journal of Photography, City Life, Baby Surrey, Hampshire & London Magazines and Surrey Life among others.
KJ Photographic was also featured in both VOGUE & Tatler magazines.

I have photographed many celebrities at events, for publications and for their own personal professional and family photographs and I continue to do so.  My client list includes famous radio & TV presenters, celebrity chefs, premiership footballers, top comedians, designers and even weather girls!

I started off predominantly in ‘Fashion’ photography but as that often requires a great deal of travel and working on locations, I decided to set up KJ Photographic in 2007 so that my photography work could be based closer to home.  I have always loved photographing children and families and it seemed a natural progression.  I have since had three children of my own and along with my background as a teacher, means I have even more experience with children of all ages.

The original purpose built studio is in New Malden/Coombe (close to Wimbledon & Kingston-upon-Thames) where KJ Photographic was born in 2007 and a studio and large outdoor location in Boldre (near Lymington, Hampshire). I started doing shoots in the New Forest many years ago and we now have a studio there too as my home changed from Surrey to Hampshire. I also do work on locations – mother and baby shoots in your own home are particularly popular as it can be difficult to get out of the house with a newborn.
I use top of the range equipment and a very thorough post production process.  Your viewing will take place in a comfortable and relaxing environment with great coffee and no hard sell!

 I continue to photograph events and some ‘fashion’ work but I specialise in photographing families & children.  I adore seeing my clients return as their family develops – it’s an honour to be capturing such important moments.

Education: 
I did my BA Hons. in Photography in Manchester where I worked for various publications including ‘City Life’ – Manchester’s equivalent of ‘Time Out’ and I also did regular assisting work.

I went on to do a PGCE in Art & Design in 2004 at Goldsmiths College, University of London.  I have taught both adults and children Photography using both digital & negatives, including how to set up and use a wet darkroom for both B&W and colour printing.  I continue to teach adult education classes – private classes are also available and I regular lecture at Professional Photographic events to other photographers.

I was chair of Kingston NCT for almost 7 years, volunteering my ‘spare’ time to helping local parents and I continue to help out in the branch; NCT is the UK’s biggest parenting charity.

I feel I have a very good insight into what my clients are going through with their families and new babies. Through my experience with my own children, the many clients I speak to and work with on a daily basis, the parents I come into contact with through NCT and through my teaching, I have managed to cover working with pretty much all age groups!

I have a very good knowledge of local children’s activities and the help available to new mums in the area (Kingston, New Malden, Surbiton and SW London).  My clients and I often end up comparing notes on what to do with children and babies!

What KJ Photographic does…

If you are looking for a family portrait, maternity photography, newborn photography, studio photography or just a simple portrait, then you’ve come to the right place!

I specialise in family photography, KJ Photographic’s studios are in the New Forest and Coombe/New Malden and I cover location photo shoots in Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey and most of London, as well as occasional photo shoots further away.  The studio is between Kingston upon Thames and Wimbledon with the closest stations being Raynes Park and New Malden (directions on the contact page).  The studio is near to both Kingston Hospital and New Victoria Hospital (just behind Coombe Hill Infants), a short drive from Wimbledon & Kingston and very close to the A3 which makes it popular with SW London clients based in Putney, Chelsea and Fulham.

PUBLICATIONS

VOGUE MAGAZINE
February 2014

TATLER MAGAZINE
March 2014

BABY SURREY MAGAZINE, BABY HAMPSHIRE MAGAZINE & BABY LONDON MAGAZINE
Numerous editions

FAMILY GRAPEVINE MAGAZINE
Cover November 2011

TINY TALK MAGAZINE
Numerous editions both in the magazine and cover images including
Cover Summer 2015
Covers Winter, Spring Summer 2013
All covers 2012

SURREY LIFE
Numerous Editions

NCT NEWSLETTERS – Kingston branch
Numerous Editions, including fashion pages and many covers

NCT – KINGSTON BRANCH
Images used in branch publications

PAST WORK

The British Journal of Photography

The Croydon Advertiser

The Express Newspaper

Touch Magazine

City Life Magazine (Manchester’s equivalent of Time Out)

Marie-Claire Magazine

Manchester University’s Paper

Pulp Magazine

Little Media publications

Local Kingston magazines

Darling Magazine – Kingston & Wimbledon editions

PRESS:

With Sian Lloyd, Weather girl extraordinaire, at an event covered by KJ Photographic –  http://tvweathergirl.com/health_and_beauty.html

 

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  • We really wanted to say a heartfelt thanks for your amazing expertise, both during the “bump” shoot and when photographing baby Harriet when she was just 8 days old.
    Your calm and professional manner put all of us at ease and the results are fantastic! Your follow up service with viewings and prints was also superb.
    We have already recommended you to the other mums at our NCT group and will continue to do so to other friends and family.

    Thanks again.

    Piers, Martine and baby Harriet

    Thank you!
  • Great photographer!

    I have tried many different photographers before finding Kels, from traditional, to Venture. Of all the pictures I have of my 4 boys, by far the best (and most widely displayed in my house) are those taken by Kels, as she manages to bring such high energy into the sessions and get the kids in very ‘typical’ expressions.  I won’t go anywhere else now that I’ve found her! Kels also has a great eye for the type of frame that would make a photograph stand out. I would thoroughly recommend her.

    Helen Massay
  • So pleased – would recommend!

    I went to Kels when my daughter was six months old and got such great results, I went back for my second when she was a few days old. I now have photos to treasure forever.

    Kels was incredibly accommodating, patient and great with the kids. Normally my oldest refuses to smile for anyone she doesn’t know – but she really warmed to her and I got some great shots.

    Would highly recommend. If I have a third – I’ll be back again!

    Vicki Jones
  • Kels has photographed all four of my boys in her home studio and we have some wonderful relaxed images of them as a result. She has also given great advice with framing. We are thrilled with the pictures.

    Fiona Stanley
  • We have three children who never sit still, so when we wanted to have some family photos Kels suggested that we went to the woods and took action shots rather than doing studio shots. The photos were incredible. They captured the essence of our family through sunlight, movement, and nature. We have one of all three of them sitting on a log where quite incredibly they look angelic! Delighted.

    Bobby Adams
  • Beautiful images

    Kels has photographed both my little girls from a couple of weeks old, we are absolutely thrilled with the images, lots of which I have around my house and have received many compliments. Thank you to Kels for giving us such special memories of our most precious little girls.

    Bronwyn S
  • Kels took some really lovely photos of me and my two little ones which appear on the editors page in the magazine I produce. Both the children responded really well to Kels’s direction and we felt really relaxed during the shoot. I would definitely recommend her if you are looking for some beautiful family photographs.

    Gillian Shaw
  • Fantastic photos

    We had a fantastic experience on our visit to the KJ Photographic studio. The photographs we got are exceptional and have made both sets of grandparents very happy indeed. Kels’s ability to get such special shots out of our totally uncooperative brood on the day is astonishing! She has an easy way with children which helps enormously. Definitely very highly recommended for a family shoot. We will be back!

    Nicola Hopkins
  • Fun Photo Shoots

    Kels did a shoot for us when we had our first child and then again when we had our second and both times we have had such a fun experience. The photos she has produced have been absolutely gorgeous and take pride of place in our home and many family members homes too! Its amazing how she manages to capture such magic moments she obviously has such an eye for detail and a talent with children. We would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to capture special times!

    Naomi Yates
  • Lovely photos

    Kels photographed our daughter for almost two years, giving us a beautiful record of her first two years that we will always cherish. We had photographs taken in both her studio and on location at Richmond Park and both settings provided stunning results. Kels was also very flexible when it came to viewing and selecting the final images. She also helped designed some lovely montage images for framing, making truly unique keepsakes. We have now moved to the States or we’d be back for more!

    Mariruth
  • A lovely experience


    My daughter Georgia and I had our portraits taken by Kels from KJ Photographic at their New Malden studio. It was a lovely afternoon and we both enjoyed sitting for the photographs. Kels was professional but made us feel very relaxed. Kels had Georgia giggling throughout the shoot! Our happiness shows in the prints. We were spoiled for choice when the contact sheets came back, so we ordered a few prints of several different poses. They are gorgeous! We highly recommend Kels and KJ Photographic.

    Heather Alcock
  • Fantastic baby/kids/family photographer!

    KJ Photographic came to our home and photographed our son Ethan shortly after his birth last August. The shots Kels took are amazing, each shot was wonderfully thought through and very naturally executed resulting in a collection of stunning photographs that we will treasure for ever. We were so thrilled with the photographs that we booked Kels again for our eldest son’s 2nd birthday party where she mingled with the kids and adults and got in on all the action and took some fabulous fun shots without noticing she was there! We’ll definitely book KJ Photographic again if there are any more little Wilson’s on the horizon!!

    Anna Wilson
  • Beautiful photos

    We wouldn’t trust our baby announcement photos to anyone else! Kels did a fantastic job with our first son, so when our twin boys were born it was an obvious choice to go back to her. Beautiful photos!

    Catherine Michel
  • Brilliant photography

    I arranged for Kels to take shots of my first baby at 7 weeks old….along with the other babies & mums from my NCT group! 6 babies (group & individual shots) combined with 6 very tired & stressed new mums! She not only managed to take amazing, natural & vibrant shots but she handled our group with exceptional professionalism & sensitivity. Each & every one of us was thrilled with the end results & we all feel she captured a truly magical time in our lives. We returned to have family shots taken & will be rebooking with Kels this summer now our 3rd baby is 10 months. Baby photography can easily become one of those things on life’s ‘to do’ list you never quite get round to. Do it with Kels and you will never regret it!! I cannot recommend K J Photographic enough – exceptional.

    Leah Geering 
  • Wonderful Photographer!  Kels has done three lots of photos for us and each time we have been delighted! Her patience with our children was amazing as they quizzed round on their wheelie bugs and enjoyed changing into new outfits every 5 minutes!!!!! I love the fact the photos are so them – really capturing their full personality. I was so delighted I clubbed together with friends to treat a friend of ours to a family photo shoot and some framed prints as a 40th birthday treat which went down a storm !!!!!

    Kids outdoor shoot
    Jane W
  • I highly recommend Kels! She is so professional and fantastic at capturing both babies and children at their best. From start to finish she made the whole experience relaxing and an absolute pleasure. We were delighted with our photos. My son is very shy and typically won’t smile for anyone he doesn’t know, while my newborn daughter seemed to be cranky and grumpy throughout the entire session. I was concerned they would look miserable but the results were the polar opposite and fantastic! We had an amazing selection of beautiful photographs. I am still not sure how she did it – pure magic!

    Robyn M, Fulham
  • I get my picture taken a lot. Some I like, some I loathe. The ones I always love come from KJ Photographic. Kels captures me perfectly and it’s totally the way I want to be seen.

    Sian Lloyd, TV Weather girl
  • Kels has got a natural ability to make any age child feel at ease – I wanted to take her home with me!

    Jessica
  • Kels has a remarkable talent. Her family photographs are brilliant; as are her fantastic pictures of babies. My family will treasure, for generations, the recent portraits of my year-old grand daugher. Kels is able to bring the best out of any subject with her gift of being able to make even the youngest person happy and relaxed in her studio.

    David ‘Kid’ Jensen, Radio DJ