© Paola Perni
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About Paola & Pennypics

Hello and Welcome. I'm Paola Perni, an international photographer. I'm Italian. Pennypics is my new challenge. I conceived this project for maternity, newborn, toddlers, baby, children and family photography. It's also for any sassy Londoner passionate about photography. Are you looking for a studio session? Relax, you have sorted it out. Are you looking for an alternative to a studio session? I bring studio quality to your place with all the advantages of taking your photographs where it matters for you. A subject at ease releases power that builds a strong sense of intimacy and reality.

© Paola Perni
Paola Perni family photographer Portrait | founder of Pennypics|Canon 70-200

"Paola is an amazing professional. She is an absolute pleasure to work with, super friendly and well organised. A true artist, she has a brilliant vision  for each photoshoot, and knows how to do her setting in the best possile way. Highly recommend!"

- Jenny Farenden, Southampton

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My experience

I trained and practised in Milano, working for the best Milano agencies and some top companies in the early 2000s.
I photographed a considerable amount of people. I founded and co-owned a wedding photography studio for many years, portraying and inspiring many families in the most emotional moments of their lives.

I moved to London six years ago for some high-level assignments. Very happy to have chosen to stay here for a change of pace because London is so dazzling and inspiring for a photographer. The next step will be our photographic session and your amazing photographs. To be continued.


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Portrait, Headshots, Lifestyle & Street photography

A portrait photo session is a to-do experience. Posing for the camera is a fun and intriguing way to discover some sides about oneself. Lifestyle, headshots, street portrait photography and personal portraits: let this be the time of freedom. 

Explore the benefits of booking your portrait, street style photography and headshot session with Pennypics. Please, go to the Portrait photography page to find out more>>

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"I have known Paola for several years. She has been working on professional projects for my architectural practice and informal personal assignments. She has approached each job always with the same professionalism, accuracy, creativity and artistic flair. She has made valuable contributions in representing my projects and I consider Paola a member of my team. She has met me on several locations in the UK and abroad and she has been always extremely flexible in accommodating even very tight travel schedules. Working with Paola is easy, she can defuse tense situations and she makes everybody comfortable with her great sense of humour. Over the years I have become accustomed to her very exacting standard but every time she manages to exceed my expectations."

My commitment

Pennypics is a new studio project of an experienced family photographer. Ideal for you who desire a lasting visual story of your family that includes candid and more formal photographs. In a well-founded way, where composition, lights, and shadows count. Perfect for those who love to print their images. Trendy, funny ideas are always welcome. My commitment and purpose are to transmit through my pictures a natural classy, timeless, and sincere reportage of your family, with a gentle approach.

My post-production process is a workflow tested over the years. It's accurate. Feel free to contact me to talk about your next photographic shoot.

 “Essentially what photography is is life lit up.”   — Sam Abell