Few times in life are quite as exciting or terrifying as that just before becoming a family. Being a dad myself to two young ladies who seem to grow older and wiser than their dad each day is wonderfully hard work but life changing. To see a couple I’ve photographed several times embarking on the journey of parenthood is genuinely exciting for me as a photographer and it’s even better to be able to record this special time in photographs.
The location of this December shoot was the lovely Suffolk village of Walberswick. Sat beside the sea, just across the water from Southwold and connected to the latter by a small ferry boat, Walberswick has charm by the bucket load. There’s a beach, crabbing on inlets, beach huts, boats, decaying old boats, wooden buildings standing in the path of occasional floods and sunshine, plenty of it on a sunny day. If you’ve not been go, get there early, hop on the ferry explore!
We had a walk around the village, through the wooden shacks, asked the ferryman if we could use his waiting bench and jetty for some shots, walked to the beach, hung out in the reeds and in the reflection of puddles on footpaths beneath a great big blue sky, and that was before we headed into the village for a swing and a photo with the village Christmas tree.
Great fun with a lovely couple on the eve of becoming a wonderful family 🙂