I was thrilled to visit Helen recently to take some children’s portrait photographs of her beautiful son Alexander at her home in Beckenham in London and also at Crystal Palace park.
Helen has been a long-time reader of the blog and I was thrilled to hear how she loved my work (yes, I’m always happy to receive compliments – it makes for a warm, happy glow). I knew I wanted to make sure we got something really special.
Alexander was a real joy to photograph, such a happy little chap. We started taking family pictures at their home in Beckenham before heading to Crystal Palace park for a run around in the Spring sunshine.
I’ve always loved Crystal Palace since we used to visit when I was a child (I grew up in Blackheath, which is nearby). I don’t know the park well though, so it was great fun to explore with the family as there are so many wonderful locations for photographs in the park.
Here are some of my favorite images from our day of child and family photographs in Beckenham and Crystal Palace. I hope you like them – I think the pictures of Alexander with his tambourine are particularly lovely!