As a Norwich photographer this family session combined my favourite elements in incorporating both indoor and outdoor elements. My being present in the home of the family home at the start of the shoot meant that the toddler involved felt very relaxed from the outset and by the time we started the outdoor part of the session I went largely unoticed about my business.
When I arrived at the family home, the youngest member of the family was still fast asleep so to bide our time I photographed mum and dad together. Not only are children are relaxed in their own home, and it was a pleasure as a dad myself to be able to produce some images seldom recorded when a new parent: that of mum and dad having a bit of quality time. On a side note, I’m never a big fan of waking children from a sound slumber for a portrait session, there’s nothing grumpier and long in the placating as a child woken early and I’m usually more than happy to wait an extra half an hour to have a happy little person to photograph.
Like a duck to water this little lady was great in front of the camera and more than happy to see her lovely parents and to entertain them and me as we tried to capture some natural photographs of her.
After a little while in the family home, we headed to a farm local to Norwich where there are some great outdoor walks through field and woodland. The sun was out and very bright, so ironically we needed to find a little shade in general for shots of the family. We soon found some lovely woods and tracks and took some more photographs of the family this time out on a wonderfully warm spring day.
It was great fun to meet a new local family, enjoy their company and record a little bit of their lives. Here are a few of the photographs produced I hope you like them.