Photographing babies when they’re around four or five months old is such a treat. At this age, babies really come alive and engaged with both the camera and their parents. And let’s not forget those sweet, squidgy baby features. For me it’s just as important to capture the joy of parents and so I always encourage mum and dad to get in the frame. I had the pleasure of visiting this gorgeous family at their home in Sutton, South London a couple of weeks ago. Here are a few favourites…
If you and your family love the outdoors and are willing to embrace the cold with some extra layers, winter can be a magical time for family photos. The light has a truly unique quality to it, filled with cool but rich tones, while the sun is softer and hangs lower in the sky meaning you don’t need to get up with the birds or keep the kids up late for the best outdoor light.
I met this lovely family for outdoor family photography session at Coulsdon Common in Surrey’s North Downs. Fast becoming one of my favourite locations, Coulsdon Common offers a wonderful mosaic of grassland, scrub and woodland to explore, along with some beautiful views across the Downs. The children were delighted with the touch of left over snow from the previous week. I won’t lie - it was pretty chilly but with a bit of running about and hill climbing we soon warmed up and as the light was so even I only really needed just over an hour to capture some lovely, natural portraits before it was time to head home.
A personal project where I take a photo of my children, myself or anything else of significance to my family every day of January. This is my third January project and I’m hoping to extend it this year to cover 365 days.
Wish me luck!
Autumn is my absolute favourite time of the year for capturing families enjoying themselves outdoors. The colours in our local parks are just spectacular at this time of the year and so I was so excited when this Carshalton family requested an outdoor family shoot at one of their favourite parks in Morden.
I must admit to doing a little happy dance upon meeting this gorgeous family for the first time. The colours and the textures of their outfits were just so perfect for the setting. I provide all my clients with a clothing guide before we meet as sometimes it’s difficult to know exactly what will work given the setting and this family absolutely nailed it.
We had a lovely relaxed wander around the park, stopping now and then to explore in the long grass and kick about some Autumn leaves. It was a wonderfully relaxed session and I’m so pleased with these images. Here are just a few of my favourites…