I met Steph and Richard a while ago through a mutual friend. They’d seen some of my wedding photography and we got to discussing the type of pictures that they wanted of themselves and their daughters. Steph and Richard explained they they were put off by the idea of having stuffy, studio based images that they didn’t feel that they could ‘connect’ with. I agreed, I hate those images, you know the ones I mean, where everybody’s children end up looking the same. Same props, same ridiculously photoshopped eyes (as if their own eyes are not beautiful and perfect as they are already). It rapidly became clear to me that Steph and Richard were my kind of people.
My approach to photographing families is pretty much the same as the approach that I take to photographing weddings – let’s connect, you do what you do, I’ll do what I do and we’ll get some great pictures in the process. No cheesy poses, no fake props and no studio. Let’s go somewhere that means something to you, where you can relax and where we can interact without you feeling inhibited by me snapping away with my camera. I want the record of your day to be authentic and importantly I want you to be able to look back and treasure the memories that were created on that day forever.