Families @playIt's about where you spend time together, grow up together, laugh, scream, feed and run together.

My wedding photography champions a natural approach to documenting a couples’ day as a story, rather than a posed set of rehearsed set pieces. My work with family follows a similar theme. I favour photographing at your home which for babies in particular is so important as it’s documenting a place that’s a part of their history. Parks, the seaside, places that mean something to you or bring about a relaxed atmosphere. Families @play is about where you spend time together, grow up together, laugh, scream, feed and run together. Please mail me through the contact page for information about pricing and availability.

A father playing leapfrog with his young sonA picture of a baby being licked in the face by a playful dogMonochrome image of children at homeChildren in a Landrover looking out the backColour photo of a baby's legs seen through the legs of her father'sBlack and white portrait of mother and daughterFather kissing the foot of his babyFather playing on the floor with his young baby daughter at homeColour picture of young baby with his parentsColour portrait of a child looking back over his shoulder at the photographerMonochrome photo of a boy on a park benchA family playing on a park bench in the countrysideBlack and white pic of a family at home playing in their front roomA colour photo of a baby, mother and father

A soft centre, that’s what you need to have photographing children and families. Of course it helps if your subjects display this same emotion too. We’re pretty tactile as a family ourselves with our two young lads, so although I know it’s not necessarily a trait of all families, most of the time the soft centred nature is what I’m waiting to capture and willing to happen.

A colour photo of a girl taking a pictureA young lad in his fathers arms in this black and white photoA mother cradling her young baby

“But he’s usually such a smiler.” This is a phrase often used by parents, particularly of small children and babies mid shoot. I don’t think I have ever gone into a shoot thinking that if I don’t get a whole bunch of smiling shots, there won’t be an image I can squeeze out of the session to show for it. I would much rather come away with a photograph such as the one above displaying this much character, than have a parent spend half their time trying to coax a smile from a child. This is ‘Young Winston,’ without a doubt.

A picture of mother and her baby boy cuddlingA baby climbing the stairsA baby on the sofa with her mumMonochrome picture of mother and father playing with their childColour family portrait pictureBlack and white of a father looking out of the window with his daughterMonochrome picture of a boy by a park benchColour photo of a baby looking at the word 'Sleep'

 

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