Johanna • London Photographer@johannabirchphotography

Portrait Photographer
📍London, UK based. California born 🙋‍♀️ working 🌏
Moderator @kids_in_bnw
🛬Marbella October

www.johannabirch.com/

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Johanna • London Photographer

Family is everything. Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who WANT you in theirs. The ones who ACCEPT you for who you are. The ones who would do anything to see you smile & who LOVE YOU no matter what. 🖤
This is “mammy Rae” with Elijah when he was a wee little thing. We adopted each other 10 years ago. She started out as our neighbour, then a friend and now she’s as family as family goes. She was the first one in the hospital when both kids were born. She’s been here for it all. Rae, who is now 88, is still watching over our kids and spoiling them. I love this woman.
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I’m sharing this picture because it’s one of my favourite black and white images, it’s such a better image in bnw than it is in colour. I’m also wanting to inspire you to find your best black and whites and tag #kids_in_bnw for a chance to be featured. I’m moderating today and can’t wait to see what you all have! 🖤
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Johanna • London Photographer

Some of you read about my disastrous day yesterday (camera and lens are ok!). My day wasn’t all bad though! While I was at @oldspitalfieldsmarket I met some amazing people. This is @bethanlaurawood artist and multi disciplinary designer. Isn’t she just fabulous!! One of her recent collaborations was with the Italian luxury brand @valextra (toothpaste SS18). You can see one of her awesome and minimalist handbags in the second image. She is standing in Tim’s stall of @quirkypop. Tim is awesome and has been a vendor here for 12 years!! His goods are the best and purchased by interior designers and magazines regularly. Seriously guys, check him out! His ju ju hats (bamalekki headdresses) are on my wish list. 👛 .
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Johanna • London Photographer

I went flying through the air today. Literally. It was their first day back to school. 🎉 I was in Spitalfield’s Market shooting during the day and pushed it close to pick up time. I was running for the train; I had my iPhone in one hand and my big camera in the other. I fell and put both hands in front of me to stop my fall! I Shattered my phone. I can't stomach checking my camera yet (85mm 1.2). 📷 Not a single person stopped to help or see if I was ok. So I jumped up and ran again to catch the train. 🚉
I caught the train. As soon as we got into the tunnel the train stopped and stayed for 20mins.
I was very late for pick up with teachers I haven't even met yet!
We had to walk home. I had a leather jacket on. It started to sprinkle.

So we popped into the market to get wine and dinner.... I got to our front door and the wine fell out of the bag and shattered on the door step! All I can do is laugh! What are the odds? 🤷‍♀️ Somebody bring me a drink and stick me in a padded room.
Edit.... I forgot to add my car was ransacked this morning! 😳
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Johanna • London Photographer

Elijah woke up having the worst nightmare the other night. It was the first time I believe he was truly scared. He was still asleep when I went in, but he was sitting up with his hands in the air in a protective posture saying “no. no. no. not yet.” I felt so awful for him! I tried to wake him, not even knowing if that was the best thing to do or not?!? 🤷‍♀️ I couldn’t wake him, but was able to sooth him enough to get him to lie down and go back to sleep. Luckily he didn’t remember any of it in the morning. 👹
“Fear isn't so difficult to understand. After all, weren't we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It's just a different wolf. This fright complex is rooted in every individual.” ― Alfred Hitchcock
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Johanna • London Photographer

I wasn’t planning on posting any more Carnival images… but I got totally hooked on a new podcast and just kept editing. 🤷‍♀️ Anyone out there listen to @theguiltyfeminist with comedian Deborah Frances-White?
she and her guests discuss topics “all 21st century feminists agree on” while confessing their insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles.
(I had to copy that from her website 🤣). She starts each episode with “I’m a feminist, BUT….” e.g. "I’m a feminist, but I detagged myself from a picture at a women’s conference where we were all standing in front of a sign which said ‘Empowered Not Coward’, because my ankles looked fat." 😸
For all my friends, feminist or not, who spend hours working from home, this show will get you through the solitude with a good laugh. I listen on spotify.
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Johanna • London Photographer

Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s biggest street festival, with around one million people celebrating in the streets for its 59th year running. It was a bit intense having the kids with us, but they seemed to enjoy it. A huge shout out to all the police who were there in force, several came right over when Elijah found a knife in the road….. They also reminded us to take a photo of the kids in what they were wearing and to write our phone numbers on their arms in the event they got lost (at least 500,000 crammed into a 3.5 mile radius at any one given time). I honestly hadn’t thought of those things because we live here.
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Yes, they fight too. Yesterday, I posted a picture of them. It was a genuine moment and unposed. What I didn’t post were the few seconds immediately after I snapped it. 🙈

They were doing their thing and I had to go and spoil it. 😆 I thought it was the perfect moment to try that close up cheek to cheek comparison photo everyone is taking right now. I asked them to go ear to ear. Instead she pulled his ear... He retaliated by poking her with a tiny stick. 🦄
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