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about doting dad photography

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again."  Henri Cartier-Bresson

Family portrait photographer - London UK

Hi, my name's Daniel Halpin and I'm Doting Dad Photography

I've spent the last twenty plus years working freelance as a professional photographer based in Stoke Newington North London.

My commercial photographic career started with fashion & beauty for advertising, catalogues and consumer magazines. If you would like to see some examples of this work please visit

These days I mainly work as a portrait photographer for both private, commercial and corporate clients.

How it began.


The Doting Dad ‘brand’ originally came about as a way of celebrating my own kids, their lives and our family and friends. Inspired by the birth of my first daughter, it was just a fun way to record our memories and special events, using my photos to create prints, cards, books and web galleries, allowing us to share them with loved ones. 


As a result I received lots of interest and requests for me to do the same for others. From there Doting Dad took off as a branch of my photography business in its own right. The Doting Dad name has stuck and so too has the original sentiment.


Capture, save and share.


Children grow up so quickly! Blink and babies turn into toddlers, toddlers grow into children who become teens and before you know it they are off. Trust me mine are now at the teen stage yet it seems like only yesterday I was changing nappies!  

Doting Dad Photography offers you the chance to capture a moment and turn it into your own lasting memory by creating meaningful images, with photographic sessions tailor made to suit you.


The picture always comes first. 


Beautiful photographs are at the heart of what Doting Dad is all about. Relaxed, simple and contemporary style, with the focus on having fun. Please take a click through the gallery section to get an idea of what I've done for others and could also do for you. 


In addition to the photography I can also offer the service of using the pictures to produce a range of original artwork exclusively designed for you. Photographs from a session can be made into fabulous glossy books which are great as presents. Personalised stationary such as birth announcements with pictures of your new baby, or greetings cards with your child or family on to celebrate a birthday, Christmas or any other occasion.


If you have an idea of something special you would like to create please contact me to discuss the possibilities...they are endless!


Thanks for taking the time to find out about Doting Dad Photography.


Here are my three from a few years back

Profesional family kids baby and newborn photographer London

On the way to everyday.....

I am a self confessed Instagram addict, if you'd like to get to know me better and have a little peek into life through my eyes please have a browse through my personal feed below. I wouldn't presume that you'll find it all fascinating but a picture is worth a thousand words so they say. If you do like what you see feel free to like and follow.

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