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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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Out and about in the wilds of Norfolk as a North Norfolk Photographer I headed to the beach for this recent family shoot with a little bit of a difference. On this occasion the session was a combination of an engagement shoot and family shoot. On the one part it was an engagement session marking the coming marriage of a lovely couple and as both bride and groom-to-be have children from their previous relationships they also came along for the ride 🙂

We started out trying to find the wood for the trees, entertaining the younger members of the group and allowing the soon to be happy couple to have a few quiet moments before the younger generation insisted on taking a swing or two on a woodland swing. We then made our way slowly to the beach, again stopping off for some tree climbing, some obligatory wife-to-be carrying/racing and then headed out to the sand to appreciate one of the most appealing things about North Norfolk, it’s beautiful sandy beaches. It was a little misty so we couldn’t really see the sea or the horizon too well but the warmth of the sand and a little bit of a bright sky and Norfolk beaches become a lovely place to be, to hang out and to enjoy yourselves as a couple and a family.

I can’t wait to photograph this couple’s wedding, particularly now I’ve spent some time with them and the kids who’ll play a big part on the wedding day. It’s going to be great and I’m looking forward to spending more time watching them all enjoy themselves.

If you would like a family photography portrait session in North Norfolk please drop me a line.
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Natural baby photography at home is something I’m getting asked to do more and more. To be fair there’s no more comfortable space for both baby and parents. I know from my own experience that home is an ever changing space when baby’s are born so a session based around your own home records not only you as a family but the space in which you all live at that moment in time; the change mats, the toys, all those things that in a few years will no doubt become less significant or change.

During this recent session my client not only wanted natural photographs around the home but also a few images outdoors. Again the reason here was to record the first home, it’s environment and beautiful locality. My own eldest daughter spent a year in her first home before with a new sister on the way we moved to a larger house.  To her, her first home is still a major part of her life relived in photographs and video.

We worked around feeds and changes of clothes during this session which is normal for a baby photography at home session. We headed out after spending some time inside to discover a cool but quite sunny spring day. With a little walk we found some great reeds and some wonderfully warm sunlight which gave us chance for some beautifully naturally warm photographs.

I hope you like a small selection of the photographs taken, it was a pleasure meeting a lovely new family, if you would like a natural baby photography session please get in touch. 

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