The children take the lead ...
Family sessions are about fun, making memories and capturing the love your family share.
I take a journalistic approach to photographing families. I let the children lead and let their personalities reveal themselves over the course of our time together. They can play or read, or run or... whatever they do naturally really. I go with the flow and endeavour to make everyone relaxed and at ease. I feel this creates a lovely authentic view of your life as a family, at a certain moment in time. It enables me to capture visuals that are full of vitality and honesty. The final images are a window into your unique world, and it is a privilege to be invited in.
I find fresh air and natural light to be a winning combination. They encourage troubles to be forgotten and bring everyone to life, enabling a fun-filled narrative to evolve effortlessly.
Whether it's your garden, a dog walk, or a stroll along the beach, we will have planned together beforehand. Weather and location dependant, I will also give some advice on what to wear and what to bring to get the best out of the shoot.
Whilst I don't have a set list or strict number of images to deliver, I do ensure everyone is captured, along with some whole family shots.
Half of my work is in the editing - which I do with a dash of creativity, shot by shot, in a combination of colour and black & white (purposeful creative/ visual choices).
Finally I present to you a carefully curated set of images to treasure. These are delivered in digital format to print and share with loved ones as you wish.