I absolutely LOVE photographing this family. To me, they epitomise what my family photography is all about. I want to show families how they actually are rather than some perfectly posed and social media manipulated version. I want to show the dynamics of a family and how they really interact with each other as that is what our memories are based on. That to me is what perfect means. There is absolutely no shortage of personality and banter with these lot who really didn’t care that I was there with my camera and it is this approach by my families that make it not only easy but so much fun to document them.
There were a whole host of rude jokes, climbing everything going (I take my hat off to Camille who did it all in heels!) and belly laughs. Simon and Camille hadn’t had any “proper” picture since they were married 14 years ago so I was determined to get lots of just them, which is something we’re all guilty of neglecting. 14 years, 2 children and a family business later they do not stop laughing. Pure joy!
I can’t believe that this shoot was in November with the amazing blue skies we had, almost 2 years since their last shoot with identical weather! Thanks so much for having me, I had an absolute ball!