About By Kels Photography (formerly KJ Photographic) – Family & Equine portrait photography in Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Surrey, SW London and surrounding areas. Our studios are located in  in Boldre, a beautiful village situated between Lymington and Brockenhurst in Hampshire and in Coombe which is between Wimbledon and Kingston-upon-Thames.

By Kels Photography’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.
By Kels Photography 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, in 2019 I rebranded under By Kels Photography.  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. For years I have been photographing horse & owners and I have been riding since a little girl but the move to Hampshire shifted my equine portraits into a more central part of the business.

The original purpose built studio is in New Malden/Coombe (close to Wimbledon & Kingston-upon-Thames) where KJ Photographic was born in 2007 and we have a second studio and large outdoor farm location in Boldre (near Lymington, 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 and equines.  I adore seeing my clients return as their family develops (whether human or equine!) – it’s an honour to be capturing such important moments.

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 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 regularly speak 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; 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 By Kels Photography 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, By Kels Photography’s studios are in the New Forest and Coombe/New Malden and I cover location photo shoots in Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey and South London, as well as occasional photo shoots further away.
The New Forest studio is between Lymington & Brockenhurst and is in the heart of the New Forest. The Coombe 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.


February 2014

March 2014

Numerous editions

Cover November 2011

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

Numerous Editions

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

Images used in branch publications


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


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


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