I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely family again. We ventured off to a slightly different location to my usual beach spots and it was so refreshing to have a different backdrop- I loved every minute of it. Here are are few from the morning.
The wind was determined to mess up our hair. Strands flying all over faces whilst we attempted to keep it in shape. Our hair wasn't perfect like it had been 20 minutes ago before stepping outside and our clothes weren't as neatly worn either, thanks to the wind.
But, It didn't matter one bit.
It didn't matter, because we were together. I was able to spend an hour with four beings that adore each other. THAT's what matters, and that's what I love most about photographing families.
Happy moments of love and beauty- wind, or no wind.
This time three weeks ago I was sat in an old converted barn, amongst hay bales and wooden tables topped with wild flowers, watching the smiles and laughter of family and friends trying to master the art of country dancing. The scent of fresh lavender was in the air as we celebrated the lovely Scarlett & John's wedding. Everything about their day was just perfect and each tiiiny detail had been well thought out. SO much effort went into making this day special and can I say Scarlett, and those who helped, you did an incredible, incredible job.
Here are just a few from the day- I feel soo happy to have shared a part of it <3
I had a fun afternoon spent with this lovely family, who were holidaying in Cornwall. What a beautiful day for family photos on the beach <3
Congratulations to the lovely Mr & Mrs Parr! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day. Here is a 'sneak preview' clip of some photos from your day
I love family sessions on the beach.
We have SO many beautiful locations in Cornwall and exploring new places is so exciting, espeeecially when I have such a lovely family to photograph, (even if the wind did sweep our hair in every direction!)
Here are a few sneak photos.
A mix of lifestyle and studio style photos of this smiley boy and his mummy. If you're unsure as to what style you'd prefer, why not have a bit of both in one session?
I am loving these 'mummy and me' sessions. Especially when I get to photograph such a gorgeous mum with her little beauty. Priceless.
Happy Birthday Jowan!! This little man may only be two, but he'll certainly make a good business man one day! So smart in his little suit, answering calls whilst being a model.....hard life!
Then, the fun began! "Ahoy there me hearties!"
A whole pirate cake alll to himself! And of course, some special help from his older brother!
Not a fan of sticky feet though, but hey, who is!?!
Cake baked by Jenna's Signature Bakes
She knew exactly what I was doing. One glance at my camera and she was off.
But you can never have too many photos of your dog, right?!?
Their big soft eyes staring lovingly into yours (mostly when it’s dinner time)….and their loyalty to you...never more than a metre away. Well, she is now. Out of sight!!
I have 5,000,000, 000 photos of her waist and hind legs, the odd paw and a lot of blurry floor where she was sitting…about three seconds ago. I am getting rather good at capturing her mid-way through an escape as soon as I get my camera ready. I won't show you those.
I had spent ages setting up a 'mini-studio' in our home, but she was having none of it. All I wanted was one photo that wasn't of her backside. I was going to succeed though. She had defeated me on far too many occasions, but this time, I was armed.
Seven beef flavoured dog biscuits later and I had her where I wanted. (albeit for 5 seconds). Lights set, backdrop in place, I'm in position aaaaaaand...........
SHE'S OFF. Four paws scat across the floor, darting out the door and she's gone.
Camera shy to say the least!
'you’ll have to feed me more than a measly seven if you want me to pose like a model'
To say a ratio of one biscuit needed for one second of her attention, was about right. Oh Phoeeeebes.
She is a voluptuous, curvy pup, rescued from the Labrador trust. Considering she weighed close to 40kg when she first joined our family, she has done well on her diet so far. I did try to ration the biscuits, but if it meant getting onnnnneeee shot of her looking in my direction, then it could be her ‘cheat day’ from dieting, as far as I was concerned.
I found myself saying over and over “why can’t you sit as still as you do when your dinner is being dished up?! I would love that concentrated focus right now!!
After chasing her about the house like a mad women, I decided to take on a more lifestyle approach and capture all her glory in a more natural way. I perched on the floor next to her favourite chair and waited for her arrival. It was great! She hopped straight onto her throne and went about her daily 'people watching' out the window. I got the shots and there was no biscuit- bribing involved!
I have to say she has done me a favour in helping me realise how much I prefer this natural, un-posed style to photography. She played hard to get, but non-the-less, she deserves praise after allowing me her best side for 40 seconds- such a hard life ;) Thanks Phoebe.
This little girl was an absolute dream to photograph! Every time I raised my camera I was met with happy smiles!
I really couldn't narrow it down to just one, so I am sharing a selection of gorgeous Sienna and her beautiful sister <3