One of the best parts of my job is revisting families as they grow. Two years ago I met baby Flora and her parents, and last month I returned to see her all grown up, and meet her little brother!
It's always fun to see the babies that I photography grow into little people, and I do believe that the familiarity of using the same photographer helps my families to relax and enjoy their photography session.
If you're interested in a photography session for your family, I have limited space available for 2017, so please get in touch soon!
Mothers are so rarely in the frame. We take the photos, we step aside, we usher in the children and try to make them smile.
"Where were you mummy?" my daughter asks as we look at photographs together. "I was taking the photograph", I explain.
I'm also guilty of not stepping into the frame often enough. That's why in my photography sessions, it's so important for me to capture mum. I photograph mum looking beautiful, feeling loved, and having fun.
Motherhood is precious. Don't forget to take a picture.
I often get asked to photograph an extended family - grandparents, with their offspring, partners and grandchildren. It's always a lot of fun, with plenty of laughter to be had by all!
I am fast becoming a fan of photographing babies at 12 weeks old. The idea started when my second baby was born. We had a newborn shoot which was wonderful, but were fortunate enough to have a second photography session when he was around 12 weeks old. By then he was smiling and responding in a way which newborn babies haven't learnt to do yet.
I've since photographed a few babies at this age, and love the variety of images that I'm able to capture. We can still take sleepy and cuddly photographs, but we can also capture smiles and laughs! The other advantage of a photoshoot when your baby is 12 weeks old is that mum has had more of a chance to recover from giving birth, and other siblings have had a chance to adjust to the new arrival.
I recently met Freddie at just around this age, and our 12 week photography session was great fun. Having previously photographed his big sister as a newborn, it was good to try something a little different with the latest addition to the family.
If you're interested in an at-home photography session for you and your family, please get in touch and say hello!
One of my most requested images from parents is a photograph of their children together. Parents typically find this really hard to catpure themselves, because children are much less likely to obey a parental request for a photo than mine. It is also usually the case that the younger the child, the shorter the amount of time I will have to capture the shot!
This weekend I met this fab pair - big sister who is 2 years and 3 months, and her younger brother who is 3 months old. One to three year olds are the most challenging to photograph with a baby, as they are often too young to sit still for long, and sometimes have little interest in cuddling their new sibling. Safety is also of utmost importance.
For this shot I placed baby on mum and dad's bed, with dad holding my reflector and mum nearby for safety. Big sister was not at all interested in lying down with her brother, so I shifted my focus on to him and let her carry on playing. After taking a few photographs, big sister couldn't help but come over to investigate what was going on - she laid down for a few short seconds. It was brief but just long enough to capture this gorgeous image!
If you'd like me to photograph your children together, get in touch and say hello!