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Perhaps one of the sweetest requests I’ve had this year came from a lady, and was to photograph her and her two daughters in order to fulfil her husband’s wish to have some photographs of all his girls together. In secret a lifestyle portrait session was planned so that the husband’s wish could be fulfilled and just in time for the couple’s anniversary.

The fact that the lady herself was shy of being photographed had not only caused her husband to wish for photographs of his wife with their girls, but also made it all the more difficult to fulfil. So it was rather reluctantly that I took the lady and her girls to the grounds of the University of East Anglia for their shoot which had to be completed between the end of the girl’s school day and dad’s arrival home.

It was a lovely evening for the session and I was glad to say that despite initial reservations and mum’s obvious slight discomfort at being on the wrong side of a camera we soon were having fun photographing mum and daughter’s together.

With a daughter myself I can’t help thinking that one day as a photographer my wife will no doubt wish for a similar anniversary present and to be quite honest it might be nice to swap sides of the camera for a change.

I hope you like some of the photographs, I’m glad to say they did the trick for one brave mum, and I do believe dad might have shed a tear or two on receiving his anniversary present:)

 

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Norfolk is a favourite holiday location for families and there’s no disguising why, nice beaches, lovely food, friendly locals and beautiful countryside there’s no room for complaint particularly when the weather is good which it is practically always:)

The Isle of Sky was just one of the locations this family journeyed from for their get together and holiday. For the children there was the opportunity to meet their new cousin and it looked to me as though they were all a little happy to meet her and generally make a fuss of her. For the grandparents there was a chance to mess about with the whole family, reminisce a little (I’m afraid I asked which of their children had proven the most difficult), and enjoy a little time together under Norfolk’s huge sky.

The beach was busy so we headed into some pine woodlands for shade and cool and playing about taking some lovely portraits of the children with their parents and grandparents. It wasn’t long before we visited the beach and sought a little shade beside some beach huts, and also looked for some beach hut chic locations for a few more portraits.

Particularly memorable parts of this lifestyle portrait session included the joy of one young man when he was asked to hold his young baby cousin for a photograph, and a rather ‘full on’ kiss between grandparents that had what I think was the desired effect in making their grown up daughter run away down the beach leading to much mirth on the behalf of the mischievous grandparents.

Great times and I hope you enjoy some photographs from a sunny day on a Norfolk beach.

 

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I love getting to know client’s and there’s nothing nicer than being asked to cover multiple great events for a family, from weddings to the arrival of new members of a family.

This shoot was a bit special, the family had been called in from their respective homes to the house of a new and very rightly proud pair of grandparents. A weekend together, lots of fun with the new baby boy in the family, lots of proud uncles and aunts, and the opportunity to have some photographs taken to record the family’s new addition.

The weather didn’t quite play ball, this happens sometimes and if you can’t get out in the gorgeous garden for too long due to the wet, then sometimes finding a space indoors is a great place to start a shoot and wait for the weather to improve. The sun didn’t exactly blaze but the rain stopped and we managed to step outside for some photographs incorporating lots of colourful flowers. We managed to get quite a few of the youngest member of the family before he needed to retire for a quick snooze. I then moved onto capturing some photographs of his proud Aunts and Uncles before fulfilling a request to capture some photographs of the family’s canine charges.

I don’t always get asked by proud Uncles if they can have a photograph with their new nephew on their own but did on this occasion. Just another indication as to how much of a loving family this little boy is entering.

I hope you enjoy the photographs.

 

 

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It was a pleasure to revisit a client who’d added a new addition to their household recently in the shape of a bouncing baby boy. Last time I’d visited had been to take some studio style shots of the family with their first daughter and on this occasion again I took some studio style shots for them before moving onto some more natural lifestyle photographs.

The session itself had plenty of breaks for the younger members of the family to feed and have a bit of a cuddle with mum before taking some more photographs. Home sessions are definitely better with very young children and babies as the home gives parents every comfort and comforter close to hand and is a familiar environment for young eyes.

We had great fun and it was heartwarming to see the new relationship that this little lad has with his elder sister who seemed just a little bit happy to have a younger brother to play with.

A little bit of teething trauma took place toward the end of my time with the family but by being patient and close to hand we still managed to catch some nice expressions between the short grisly episodes associated with teething.

I hope you like some of the photographs taken and if you’d like your own session at home or on location then please get in touch.

 

BABY ON HIS FEETBROTHER AND SISTERFAMILY LIFESTYLE PORTRAITGIRL AND SOFT TOYDAD AND DAUGHTERBABY WITH PARENTSView full post »

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A significant birthday is always a good excuse to get family together for a nice meal and some time socialising together and on this occasion there was the addition of the chance to take a few photographs of the family together. On this occasion the family were to meet up at the home of the wonderful lady whose birthday it was before heading off to a local restaurant for a private sitting for their meal.

With a mixture of unposed reportage photography and posed photographs of family members and the whole family together I managed to record a family event for posterity. I’m glad to be revisiting the family later this year again to capture a little of the present for the future, everything changes so the moments that you take aside for a future date can’t be valued and shouldn’t be neglected.

If you have a family member, friend or yourself have a significant birthday coming up drop me a line to fulfil your birthday party photography.

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