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Earlier this summer I headed up to the North Norfolk coast to photograph a large family gathering in celebration of a Golden Wedding Anniversary. Looking for a Snettisham Photographer the family had asked me to photograph them as they headed to their favourite beach adjacent to their holiday home.

I won’t lie, it was a very blustery day, with the thunderstorm clouds of the previous nights impressive storms hanging around on the horizon. However the strong wind was coming from the same direction as the sunshine so at least we didn’t have to worry about mussed up hair 🙂

Three generations and I headed to the beach for some fun photographs and some slightly more formal group photographs. Although the wind and sun were a bit harsh we had some lovely blue sky and once we finished on the beach we headed inland to one of the lakes that sit behind the beach at Snettisham before heading back to the family holiday home for a few more portraits.

It was a great afternoon with a lovely family celebrating a very special day. If you’d like to capture family memories on a special occasion then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 


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As a North Norfolk photographer I get to meet new families, enjoy adventures, have fun, and to produce photographs that record family life and which will hopefully be looked back upon for many years to come. Sometimes we have so much fun that the family get in touch again, and sometimes again. That’s the case with this lovely extended family who I had the pleasure of photographing for the third time earlier this year back in the summer.  It’s great, it means we can swap stories, enjoy each others company and have lots of fun, it means I’ve got to know them and them me a working relationship which allows everyone to be really relaxed.

On this occasion we were at a North Norfolk beach, enjoying spotting wildlife, messing around in the dunes, and woods. We spent most of the time on this shoot in the woods, it was very, very windy on the beach and the sand was flying around stinging skin and eyes a little too much. It was another story in the woods, sunny, windless, and just fun to run around in for all. It was great to reacquaint myself with the family there were laughs, great humour and more than a little tom foolery.

I normally allow up to two hours for family portrait sessions, this allows you to get to know me and I you before we even start with the photography. It also allows us to explore and find nice photogenic spots, good light, and enables me not only to capture a few slightly formal request photographs but also lots of natural interaction. It’s something I love throwing my energy into, being out with my cameras photographing great families.

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I’m the proud father of two girls, they grow like grass in spring, and I’ve started speculating as to when they’ll get taller than their mum and probably me. I often look at them and think, I must put aside some time to get some more photographs, to record that happy giggle on video, to stop time and freeze a memory of them that me and their mum can look back upon in years to come or at least include as a humorous image in a wedding speech. It’s why it is so important to record your life as a family and when significant birthday’s abound then they’re even more of an excuse to take stock of what you’ve got and remember how lucky you are. 1st Birthday Photography sessions are therefore pretty popular and dare I say it great fun.

There’s often lots of tentative little steps supported by mum and dad, smiles in abundance, cuddles, crawls, pull ups against anything that’ll allow and just the great feeling of a young family enjoying themselves. The beauty of being outdoors is that often the entertainment required of very young children is right there in front of them, in the pine cones, in the seas waves lapping on the shore, often just in their bare feet feeling sand between their toes. On this shoot we had a sail boat sailing close to shore to watch, long grass and logs to sit in and on, woodland floor and sandy beaches to explore and the shade of beach huts to which to retire when it all got a bit too bright.

The shoot was booked to mark this little man’s first birthday a whole weekend of celebrations at his favourite beach. After a morning roaming the woods and beach we wore the little guy out and reaped a crop of images that’ll hopefully be admired by a very rightly proud mum and dad for many years to come. If you’re interested in a 1st Birthday Photography Session get in touch, the great outdoors is perfect for a bit of adventure. View full post »

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Whether you’ve arranged for a voucher for someone you love on their special day, whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or simply a new or growing family then I can provide Norwich Family Photography as I have been doing for the last 8 years or so. I love my job, photographing small or large families is always great fun, I genuinely enjoy meeting new people and always aim to make my portrait shoots as relaxed and natural as I can make them. This means plenty of time for young family members to let of steam and play, and setting aside time to photograph the older members too.

This shoot was the latest in a series I’ve completed over the last few years for a local Norwich family. It started with a winter’s wedding quite a few years ago and has followed to maternity shoots, baby shots, beach family shoots, individual child shoots and now another family shoot this time with the extended family at a local park. It’s great getting to know people through my work they become friends and it’s lovely to see them again at each session to catch up and find out how they are.

This shoot celebrated a 70th birthday and included grandparents, parents of two families and their children. It was a lovely sunny afternoon, quite bright and warm and so we looked for a bit of shade from the sun and looked to use the sun as a bit of a back light to the photographs so that it wasn’t too blinding when the photographs were being taken of the family. There were lovely natural smiles, lots of running around for the younger members of the group, a little gate climbing, a beautiful meadow to sit and run in and not to mention an old ruin to act as a lovely backdrop for some parenting couple photographs. All in all great fun and another chance to photograph some lovely families. I hope you like a small selection of the photographs taken, and if you’re thinking of buying someone a voucher for a photographic session that you’ll get in touch.
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It’s great to get the vote of confidence in your work that is to be asked by another photographer to provide a relaxed natural portrait session for them and their family. I’ve tried searching for photographers myself before, when planning a holiday, hoping to find someone who fits the bill for photographs of my own family without success, so to be chosen to do the same for another photographer was a privilege. Looking for a Southwold photographer my client had seen my images on my website from previous visits to the glorious coastal gem that is Southwold and gave me a call. After a 15 minute chat I was sure I’d have a great time photographing the family on their holiday and looked forward to meeting them.

Fast forward a few weeks to meeting up at Southwold, on a day that began with a bitterly cool wind but then blossomed into a scorcher with the town and harbour being blessed with some great sunshine. With a holiday home literally opposite the beach I met up with the family and we headed across the way to take some natural and relaxed photographs of the family having fun. The centre of Southwold is a bustling town with pier and often quite a busy beach, it’s lovely to visit but on this occasion I really enjoyed the quiet end of the town to the south. Here you find lovely sand dunes, beach huts, and then the wonderfully picturesque harbour area, it’s perfect for a family shoot.

We enjoyed the beach and then headed for the harbour area, took photographs along the way and I greatly enjoyed watching a fellow photographer get some well deserved time in front of the lens, making and recording some memories with his family. I hope you like a small selection of the photographs from the session.

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