On a chilly Saturday in January, I headed to Kensington, London to photograph Sandy, Jesse and their gorgeous children Harrison and Rossi for a winter family photo shoot.
It's such a wonderful thing to be asked to return to a family for ongoing shoots, to witness the children changing and to be part of their lives as they grow. This was my third shoot for this lovely family and I knew that whatever the weather, it was going to be another fun one.
Our original plan was to wrap up warm and head to a local park for an artistic outdoor location shoot, but in good old British tradition, The London weather decided to have other plans. We opted instead for an indoor shoot at home and made the most of the high ceilings and natural light through their grand Georgian windows.
When I arrived, I was instantly made to feel part of the family when greeted with high fives from Harrison (such a little dude) and a cuddle from an extremely cute dinosaur. I couldn't resist taking a few shots before little Rossi had her hair brushed was changed into her pretty dress for her shoot. I love these unplanned opportunities to capture the essence of childhood so naturally. While children are a little unkempt and their hair a little wilder!
True to form Harrison and Rossi were adorable throughout and we captured some lovely images of the closeness of their family and the fun they have together. They made it so easy and fun. Grabbing a cute umbrella, we even managed to capture a quick extra photo outdoors when there was a short break in the rainy weather.
When planning to photograph your family it can be tempting to put off taking photos until the sun is shining but I'm so glad we didn't.
Sometimes all you need is a little imagination, a lovely family... and if you have one, a dinosaur onesie is always an added bonus!
Thank you Sandy, Jesse, Harrison and Rossi so much for a lovely rainy day photo shoot. I loved every minute.
And here's what they had to say about me...
"It is a delight working with Jen! We have worked with her for several family shoots and birthday parties. We are so pleased with her work and her professionalism. She creates a calm and fun environment for my children and always has great ideas for our shoots. Importantly, Jen’s attention to detail shows through her work and photographs. She has the natural ability to make everyone smile and captures candid moments, which is priceless. It is always a pleasure working with Jen and we look forward to our next shoot with her! "
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