You know those family times you find ordinary, maybe even a little humdrum? The way I see it, they’re beautiful, real, and tell a fascinating story about you and your children.
We remember large life events because of their infrequency and magnitude. Yet we tend to brush the common place, every day ones aside, even though they are a big part of being a family and fill us with love and joy. It’s only when we are given the chance to experience these events through fresh eyes that we realise how much those moments matter.
That’s where I come in. I provide those fresh eyes.
I love to capture the fleeting moments of life, the ones that are messy, delightful, and wonderfully human.
In my “Day in the Life Session”, I photograph your family being themselves as they go about their activities for the day. My process for this is more akin to shooting a documentary than a standard family portrait session.
I don't provide direction, or rearrange the furniture, or move any mess out of the way. It’s just me and my camera existing in your world for a day.
It takes time to compose and capture the perfect moment, and for you to become accustomed to my presence, but at the end of our documentary photo session, an ordinary day will have become a memorable one. You will have a photographic record you can treasure now and your children will thank you for as they grow into adulthood.
I also offer a “Family Portrait Session” held in your home or nearby park. As this session is short and sweet, I offer a little more guidance than I do in the longer session. It includes individual portraits of your young ones, as well as a portrait of you and your children together.
My individual portraits celebrate the naturalness of childhood.
My process here is to encourage your child to do the activities they normally do. I then chat and guide them into finding the poses and expressions that show their true selves. Some great images emerge from using this method but I also take photos of the candid ‘between’ moments, the ones where I’m talking and they are reacting. That’s often where the real magic lies.
Whichever collection you choose, together we can create an unforgettable experience captured for posterity.