I’m a lucky family portrait photographer, I get to photograph lovely families and often get asked back to photograph them again when children and everyone else for that matter have grown a little older, and when more of the family want to be included.
I’d photographed part of this family before: it was a gift from grandmother to her son and daughter-in-law to mark the birth of their second child. When we photographed the son’s family there was mum and dad, older sister and a little lady who was content to sit with her mum, dad and big sister for photographs. Fast forward a couple of years and grandmother is now bought the gift of a family portrait session for her birthday by her son. The family including granddad and grandmother, aunty, family dogs and the original family of four are rounded up brought to a North Norfolk beach on quite a cool and windy day and we set off to capture a bit more family life.
We head to the woods to avoid a bracing (read: cold) wind and soon find that the wood provides us with a much warmer and calmer area to use for a family portrait session than the planned beach. The girls amaze me, they’ve grown up, have a head for heights and soon dazzle us all with their love of balancing along fallen trees, dad and mum follow suit and everyone joins in for family photographs, fun and relaxation out of the breeze in a magical woodland. It’s great to catch up with the family, give them a great time at the beach and woods together and finally brave a cold beach for a little while before the end of the session.
I hope you like some of the photographs and if you’d like to book a portrait session get in touch, it’s great fun.