One of my favourite places in London to take family photographs and children's portraits is Holland Park and Kensington in West London. It is such a beautiful part of the world (and has such a great array of coffee shops, not to mention a fine Waterstones for picking up a paperback on the way home).
I was thrilled to meet Oliver and Katja to take some photographs of their beautiful children and family in their Kensington home. I was also excited to see what a talented photographer Oliver is himself - he had some pictures of brown bears taken in Finland that are the equal of anything I have seen elsewhere. So, after looking through Oliver's pictures, I felt inspired for the morning. I knew we were going to take some wonderful children and family portrait photographs.
We started taking pictures in their beautiful Kensington home - the children sat on the rocking horse is a particular favourite from the day - and then headed out to Holland Park for a run around in the lovely autumn weather.
I am thrilled with the pictures from our family and child photo shoot in West London, W8. I hope you will enjoy them too, especially the last image - my homage to the great W. Eugene Smith.