Today's blog post features something a bit different for me – an adult family photo shoot in Greenwich, South East London. It makes a lovely change capturing family pictures without any children running around - you never find that one of the member of the party has disappeared into the distance chasing a squirrel!
We had a wonderful time in Greenwich Park taking photographs. The occasion was Alison and Nicola's parents' wedding anniversary and the family felt it was time to update their pictures, the last time being when the girls were in their teens.
It was lovely to capture photographs of Alison and Nicola with their parents, and also with their respective husband and partner Paul and Dan. It’s always lovely take portraits of adults - I think it is something we often forget to do. Family shoots when we are children, then wedding photographs, then family shots with our own kids are all popular, but somehow shots that show us relaxing as adults are less common. It’s a shame as they are lovely images to have.
I do hope you enjoy this selection of family portraits from our shoot in Greenwich, South East London.
There is nothing better than having a brief of 'be creative' and so I was thrilled to hear from Helen, who I first met a few years ago when we both lived in Cambridge, to arrange some portrait photographs with this exact brief.
I always try to do something a little bit different with my photography - I want to stretch myself and provide my clients with really interesting, individual images that won't look like identikit portrait photographs that can be bought from any studio up-and-down the country. I really want to show my client's personality and produce something really special and unique for them.
Helen is amazing fun to work with - full of ideas, and with a great knowledge of art and photography - and also fabulous fun to chat to. We explored the V&A museum in Kensington together, which provided a fantastic location for the shoot. We had a great time taking these pictures and I hope you will enjoy something a little bit different from today's blog post.
Something a bit different from me today - some lovely photographs of adults, rather than children. Jean and Robin were given a gift voucher for a portrait session as a 40th wedding anniversary gift, and I was thrilled to be their photographer.
It was lovely to spend some time chatting and taking photographs while admiring their beautiful garden and then exploring the local park.
Here are a few of my favourite images.
As most of my regular client's know I 'retired' from the world of wedding photography a couple of years ago. Now I only take on one wedding a year at most and those only for the very closest of friends and family. Mary is one such friend - we have known each other since we were eleven and I am delighted to be taking her pictures, I can't wait.
To get in the swing of things we went out to the South Bank to take some pictures. It was great fun, and so exciting to hear about the wedding plans (and also to have a lovely dinner and drinks thrown in)
Here are a few favourites
We were delighted to hear that our good friends Jean-Luc and Liza have got engaged. Unfortunately Tom is already booked on their wedding day and I no longer photograph weddings but we were thrilled to be asked to take some engagement photographs. We met up one evening for a walk around Cambridge before settling down to fine food and wine at the Oak Bistro.
Here are a few of my favorite shots, Tom has also put some on his blog. I hope you enjoy them