I love family photography, the real life kind; photographs that can be believed where people (whether it’s mums-to-be, children or families) are just being themselves. My photography is authentic and I like to create an honest visual diary of family stories from all stages of life. There are of course those big moments we like to photograph, the beautiful bump, the newborn brevity, the birthday celebrations and other significant milestones. But there are also the every day stories – the ones that are made up of the little as well as big things. There doesn’t actually need to be a reason for you to document your family time, as the perfectly ordinary days are not ordinary at all. Many of us reflect fondly upon the less glamorous moments of our lives; painting the nursery eight months pregnant, having lunch as a family, giving the baby a bath, the lazy Sunday mornings and all of the things that swish by amidst the chaos of parenthood. These moments deserve to be documented most of all.
Each family is unique, with its own rituals and quirks which change from month to month and year to year. Kids in particular grow before our very eyes and their little idiosyncrasies change bit by bit. I don’t know about you but my memory starts to become hazy the further time goes by; I think I’ll remember these things but I quite often don’t. Having a photo session to preserve any of these moments is simply priceless. I want my session with you to be unique to your family, and I hope that my family photography will become illustrations to the “Remember whens…” of your future.
My family photography is about real life and are meant to be a true interpretation of you and/or your family as you are now. My intention is that it’s a comfortable experience, where for the best part you don’t feel like you’ve been in front of the camera. You might be bringing a newborn baby home, having an adventure or walk outside with the kids; planning a trip to the park, painting indoors or your family might be decorating the house ready for Christmas (these are just a few suggestions there are millions more).
Whatever you decide, I will capture your family connections, finding real expressions and character and do so naturally with minimal posing and intervention – I’ve had to do it this way really – my children rarely sit still and smile for anything! All packages are ideals for families at any stage of their lives. Whether you are parents-to-be, parents already or even grandparents wanting photographs of yourself or your family, the opportunities are endless so please contact me anytime to discuss how we can tell your family story.
Photo shoots are also available as gift certificates and are perfect presents for family and friends.