Family photoshoot

Why a family photoshoot isn't just about the photos

Why a family photoshoot isn't just about the photos

Beautiful family photographs remind us of what is most important in life, and what life is really all about. It can give us the strength to press on in our jobs, to push through and find the motivation to deal with endless laundry loads and all the dog hair piling up in the corners.

Family Hirst & Baby Kitty, Southfields

Family Hirst & Baby Kitty, Southfields

Tiny toes and big blue eyes. Little Kitty is lying in her puff, snuggling with a warm blanket. Big sister Isabella is holding her hand with mum watching over carefully. There is so much love in this family. And there is something very special about newborns. They smell nice, have very soft skin and make cute little noises that make me want to hold them gently and cuddle them.

Family Rupert & Baby Edith, London

Family Rupert & Baby Edith, London

Kate shows me upstairs where I get to meet her husband. He is holding Edith and she is so precious – fast asleep and all curled up. Edith sleeps through the majority of the photoshoot but that's ok, she has so much growing to do.

Family Levy // Richmond Park

Family Levy // Richmond Park

Driving slowly through Richmond Park I see that there are lots of stags and deer out! "I hope we get to see some at the session", I am thinking to myself. The rain has just stopped and the sun is peeking through the largely grey cloud-covered sky.

Family Weight, Barnes Pond

Family Weight, Barnes Pond

Julie got in touch with me after bumping into me in the local park, the playground between the railway tracks. As they were moving to the countryside she half-jokingly suggested her son might want to remember once being a London boy. As a result, I had the honour of photographing sweet little Alex, first in his home where he has grown up, and then by the pond in Barnes where he has spent many a day with his mummy and daddy, running up and down the ramp to the OSO Art's centre.

Family Marshall, Isabella Plantation

Family Marshall, Isabella Plantation

We walked over to the Isabella Plantation and suddenly the rain poured down in full power. Pouring down, drenching us all. We sought shelter under a big oak tree. Alex immediately started showing off his tree climbing skills, haha! And once mum had caught up with us, we headed in through the gate.

Family Butterfield, Wimbledon Common

My first impression was a warm sense of welcome. They were all happy to see me. The whole lot were wearing some sort of jeans blue and both the little girls wore their blonde hair out loose. I had secretly practiced their names before getting into my car but was still very delighted when I got them right!