As a London family photographer I’ve photographed this family a few times in the past – first not long after youngest Otto was born and again for his first birthday and his christening.
This time we went for a relaxed Day in the Life session while the family chilled out together on a rainy Saturday morning in Clapham – painting dinosaurs, making chocolate brownies (more chocolate was eaten than ended up in the baking I think!) and making homemade pizza for lunch.
It’s a joy to see families grow up together and a privilege to be allowed access to those intimate moments that make up family life together – to capture those little quirks and gestures that make up hundreds of tiny truths about you.
Otto and Henrik have grown up to be thoroughly gorgeous and engaging boys – the very definition of cheeky chappies! Tom and Natasha have embraced their role as parents of two tearabouts! Seeing them all mucking in for a family baking session was a sheer delight. There’s nothing like getting kids involved in the cooking to bring out the best in everyone – and to make the best photos. I absolutely adore the images of Otto stealing a quick lick of the spoon – or indeed the whole bowl and getting his big brother in on the act while he’s at it.
Our family Day in the Life session was filled with these tiny stories unfolding for the camera. Painting dinosaurs at the kitchen table and getting covered in paint; the struggle to get clean clothes on and faces washed; the chocolate sneakily stuffed in mouths when parents aren’t looking – dad pointing out where the chocolate is supposed to go: the bowl!; mum pretending to be a monster while the children shriek with excitement; the races round the table while dad gets on with making the pizza. And at the end of it all – a family sitting down to lunch together to shoot the breeze.
And that’s what London Day in the Life photography sessions are all about – as a London family photographer I really want to get under the skin of your family to see and capture what makes you tick. I want these intimate sessions to capture those everyday moments that are overlooked and soon forgotten so that you can savour them in years to come: the looks, the expressions, the silliness, even the tears and frustrations – the tiny moments that are woven together to make up your family history. Day in the Life sessions will be available in the new year. Contact me for further details.