One of my favourite things about being a children’s photographer in London is getting the chance to meet the children themselves. It’s so interesting to arrive at the family home and discover all these different personalities living under one roof. I like to start nice and early and tend to stay for two to three hours, sometimes longer if needed. Doing the slightly extended sessions gives the kids a chance to get used to me being around and therefore helps to produce a really natural set of images by the time we’re finished. It’s also quite good fun to spend a whole morning as part of someone else’s family!
This family photography session in Parsons Green took place last December, although you wouldn’t believe it looking at some of the photographs – the weather was beautiful. We started off in the family home taking some more formal portraits of the four children together. They are a family of three boys and one cute baby sister. It was very touching to see how all the brothers dote on their little sister – I think she’ll be one of the most protected girls around as she grows up. We then captured some more relaxed shots of the children as they amused themselves around the various rooms of the house, with their dog joining in the fun of course!
As the weather was so lovely we then headed to Parsons Green, a beautiful little triangular park close to where they live. I took some individual shots of each child while we were there, before capturing more images of them interacting with each other, playing and running around in the brilliant December sunshine.
I really enjoyed this family photography session in South West London, with these four fantastic children. Here are some of my favourite images of our morning together….