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.
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.
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.
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!