This was my fourth family photography session with Elke, Peter, Uncle Robin and the wonderful Laszlo and, as always, we had a brilliant time taking children and family photographs near their home in Maida Vale in North London. You can explore a selection of pictures from our three previous shoots on the blog too - from Regent's Park in 2013, the Kensington museums in 2012 and at home in Maida Vale in 2011.
It's always such a pleasure to visit the family and I always really look forward to my sessions with Laszlo, as he is such fun to photograph. We always end up having such interesting mornings exploring the area around Maida Vale and Paddington to find fantastic locations for our photographs. I always enjoy exploring new places and always end up capturing some of my favourite pictures of the year during our annual sessions as we incorporate new places, interesting architecture, wonderful parks and the canals of Maida Vale and Little Venice into our family photographs. I love how these pictures will remind Laszlo of all the fun he had with his parents, exploring London and learning so much along the way. I also learn interesting things on these sessions, from how the London bus tracker app works to, this year, how the canals are dredged. It's good knowledge to have tucked away - you never know when it might come in handy.
For this year’s family photo shoot, we explored the area around Little Venice and Paddington Basin before returning home for a few pictures in Elke's beautiful Maida Vale home. We were lucky with the weather as it wasn't too cold and Laszlo was happy running around, looking at the boats, counting the ducks and generally having a lovely time.
I particularly loved the area around Paddington Basin where the tiered seating made the most incredible backdrop for portraits of Laszlo - I do love it when I can include really good graphic elements in my children's photography and on this session, I was spoilt for choice. The dark and light contrast in the basin worked so well with Laszlo's striped jumper, it was one of those lucky coincidences that always make me smile.
Here are a few favourites from our shoot around North London, which I do hope you will enjoy. Do contact us if you would like to arrange your own family photography session in Maida Vale or elsewhere in London - we have a limited number of dates left during the February half term and we'd love to hear from you.