We don’t get our family together nearly enough.
When we were kids, Christmas meant packing up the car with the presents Mum had gathered and gift-wrapped, then travelling around visiting relatives, getting overfed, overexcited, loaded with chocolate selection boxes to take home. Aunties and Uncles, a handful of cousins, Nan in Woking, Grandma and Grandpa in North Finchley. But rarely, if ever, and usually in the saddest of circumstances were we all together in the same place at the same time.
We should really get our family together more often.
So having the chance to photograph a family again, but this time with added generations, was really lovely. Extended family sessions can be tricky, if only because adults are far more afraid of the camera than toddlers. But if you’d been in the woods whilst we were all there, you’d have heard us all laughing, avoiding cantering horses, and cooing over the little girl that was the centre of it all.
I didn’t know it then, but we also had a little brother in on the family action as well. Just the tiniest of bumps, you would never have known. Well I never guessed. Looking back on this session, I love the fact that he is already there. Part of the family that would love him all the more when he finally arrived.
She was little and smothered in love and kisses. There are far worse ways to spend a morning.
Is it time you gathered your family together? I’d love to photograph that for you. To book your session with me you can call me on 0784 147 9035, or send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org telling me about the people you love.