I have been photographing families professionally for over three years and I love to see the diversity in the world that we live. Every family, couple and community has a different story and each one represents their love for each other differently.
I have been thinking about how the photos that I take support families to understand their relationships and connection to each other. Sometimes there are photos that just perfectly represent the bond between mother and child or brother to sister.
The more that I look back at those special photos the more I realise that the photos I connect with most are those that are candid and un-posed. They are usually when people are in their own moment and not thinking about getting their photo taken.
It was this thought that led me to look more into documentary family photography. I didn’t realise at the time but this is how I have been taking photos of my own family since I first picked up the camera. It is all about unplanned, unposed real life moments. Like when one of the little cherubs decides to climb up on the lounge and do spontaneous dance moves to The Prodigy.
You can find some pictures below of my first session with the most wonderful family I could ask for. I was blessed with a perfect session to start off my new found passion.
Have a look through and see if this is something you would like to try. Nothing to plan and everything to gain.
Hope to catch up soon.