As much as I love shooting weddings, there’s just something so special about photographing families and in particular, little people! Their unique personalities are a joy to capture.
I approach my family sessions in a similar way to my weddings, with the emphasis on making it a relaxed and fun experience for everyone. That way I believe I can capture your family in an honest and natural way to produce images you will love.
I like to take some time to get to know each family and will often put my camera down so I can just talk and play with the kids. Each child is different and some will be my best mate within minutes while others might need a little more time to get to know me. I won’t force anyone to do anything they don’t want to, choosing instead to just go with the flow. If your 2 year old wants to run around screaming for a few mnutes, let them! You can’t make a toddler do something they don’t want to can you?!
Although I don’t have children of my own I have almost 20 years experience of photographing families, toddlers, babies and teens! I worked in portrait studios for many years before I started shooting weddings and have been called “The Child Whisperer” by a past client!
I’m also the eldest of 29 grandchildren on my mum’s side so yeah, I can handle a screaming toddler!