I had the pleasure of photographing Lynsey and Craig’s wedding last year – and was excited to meet their baby Rory for his newborn portraits, aged 12 days. Guarding the new arrival was Angel Cakes the German Shepherd.
And given that she pre-dated Rory as the first member of Lynsey and Craig’s family – her own portrait.
There were lots of signs of a baby: Â cards, balloons, new toys … and a tired dad.
And here he is – on his own, with mum, dad and together. The second one was especially taken for Lynsey, as she described his hand movements while sleeping as ‘casting spells’.
And finally, Rory visits his local so landlady Judi can have a cuddle (note dad Craig and Judi’s husband propping up the bar behind) and his parents can have a meal without cooking.
I had the pleasure of photographing Claudie this morning for updated professional portraits. Â We have known each other for many years and often shared pots of tea, so we chose somewhere that reflected this. Here are just a couple from her portrait session.
I photographed Jo and Manoj’s wedding about six years ago and since then, they’ve had two delightful daughters – Isabel and Ava. We recently did some family portraits of them in and near their London home in Islington. Â They had a selection of reportage style photographs of them reading stories and playing games and and some more formal portraits of them in a nearby park. Â Here are some of my favourites.
Monica wanted some casual photos of her family taken in the park near their Wimbledon home to capture where her children spend so much of their life, as well as having a more formal portraits for a grandparent’s 80th birthday present.
We started with a family group.
Then moved onto the important task of Jedi warfare.
Next up, some running along favourite paths and scooter action.
The games don’t stop: girls versus boys in trying to get to the other side of the square without being caught.
The wonder of a bug … but if you put your arms like THIS (Jedi warrior stance, obviously), you are safe.
A hill means running, if you’re a small boy.
Or a bit of a meander in your favourite stripey socks. Amazing how tiring this all is.
All too soon, it was time to collect our belongings and return home.
Finishing the afternoon with Looney Tunes cartoons on the TV and Hula Hoops on the fingers.
Yesterday’s engagement portraits with London couple Craig and Liz were in Brighton – one of their favourite places and somewhere they steal away when they can.Â They wanted to show the fun in their relationship – hence meeting on Brighton Pier. Here is a preview of three – more to come next week when all the portraits have been edited.