Happy Halloween to all who are out enjoying it (and my friends in different timezones who are yet to)! My little robot wouldn’t pose for me. On the rare occasion I ask for a “nice” photo – this is the face I get. You can see why I prefer candid photography.
Archives for October 2015
I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful family of five a couple of weeks ago. With their five year wedding anniversary approaching they had the (brilliant) idea to be photographed in the same spot that their wedding photos were taken five years prior. As you can see it’s been a busy five years with the birth of their twin girls and handsome little fella! This session was SO much fun! The girls in particular are so full of joy and life that it was hard to stop shooting, so much so that I ended up with a huge amount of photos for a one hour session. Below is a selection of some of my favourites from the session.
She’s quite talented at finding these little pockets of light. This one had her mesmerised watching the shadows created by her fingers. I was quite mesmerised too. I find those illuminated specks of dust so magical an hypnotising as they float freely in and out of the shaft of light – but maybe they’re not magic at all and just a sign I need to clean my house better!
The kids are always fascinated by the forbidden machines that dominate our backyard every second or third weekend. You’d think with a room full of toys they’d keep themselves occupied inside but as soon as that lawnmower starts it’s motor it’s a spectator sport. They stood on the balcony watching Tim’s every move for at least 20 minutes before Lola toddled off to find the snacks she’d left half eaten inside.
A few weeks ago I did a shoot for my own family – a shoot with a difference – for my Mum’s ailing fox terrier dog, Wally. He was rescued just a couple of years ago at an already ripe old age from an elderly couple who were being moved into respite/palliative care for brain cancer and Alzheimer’s. Being a senior gent with a heart condition noone wanted to adopt poor Wally until my Mum took pity on his plight and despite already having a small menagerie of rescued animals, took him in. With his heart deteriorating over the last few weeks I set aside an hour or so to follow him around and document his afternoon – his quiet time with his human companion, walks along the street, attempting to befriend some unwilling felines, and his favourite thing of all – dinner. On the weekend his heart just couldn’t hold up any more and stopped beating. We will all miss you Wally dog – wherever you are I hope there are endless treats, walks and feline friends to cuddle up with!
When Oscar’s at preschool we often play in his room. It is tiny but it has all the nice light in the afternoon and more importantly for Lola all the Matchbox Cars she can handle. It feels a bit traitorous to let his sister play with his toys while he’s away but that ten minutes of peace is so sweet.
Lola has picked up this most adorable habit of copying Tim’s every move. Most of the time he doesn’t even notice her doing it but while I was walking a few paces behind I noticed her looking up at him and placing her hands behind her back to mimic his walk. It was such a gorgeous spontaneous moment and I was so lucky to have my camera in hand to catch it.