I love it when clients invite me to photograph their family year after year and I get to know them and see their children grow up. I photographed this lovely family for the first time last April when their little boy Tristan was 10 months old, you can see some photos from that session here. It was great to photograph them again a few weeks ago and see how he is growing up.
We started the shoot very early….in fact so early the gates to the gardens weren’t even open! The early morning mist and light was beautiful as you can see in the black & white photo at the top here.
We then went back to their home and did the 2nd part of the shoot there. I felt like each part of the shoot justified a montage all of it’s own!
One of the most popular questions clients ask prior to a shoot, as well as ‘what do we wear?’ is ‘where shall we have the shoot?’ I always say if you have a baby who is not yet walking then it’s best to have the shoot at your home. If you are a family of 4, then it’s generally better to have a location shoot. But if you have a toddler then you can have either, and I think these 2 different montages show the difference between a location shoot and a session at home. I absolutely love location shoots as I’m passionate about the outdoors and changing seasons. But home sessions are great for different reasons; often it’s easier to capture a child’s real personality when they’re at home and I can take more ‘lifestyle’ shots of them so you can remember what they used to do everyday at home.
This family have ordered a coffee table album of the whole session to add to the one from last year. These yearly albums will make a wonderful keepsake of their little boy growing up. It was so lovely to see how Tristan is growing into a charming (and rather cheeky!) little chap!