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Mum gets in the picture

Here’s another set of family portraits from a few weeks ago when the weather was getting chilly but there were still lots of lovely Autumnal colours around in the magnificent grounds of Harewood House. Michele is a keen photographer. It’s not her actual job, it’s her hobby, and she’s brilliant at it. So she has many many images of her two gorgeous children that she has taken herself. But like so many mums (or dads if they’re the photographer in the family) very very few with her in them. I was very flattered when Michele asked me to take some family portraits so that for once, she could be on the other side of the lens and they would have a record of all four of them being together.

Little Astronauts

How these two little boys with big imaginations are growing up! I’ve been photographing Rohan since his first birthday (here) and Eassar had a birthday portrait shoot when he was one too (here). Now they’re both big boys and mad keen on space so their lovely mum got them a spacesuit each and painted them a rocket and we took all our props to the grounds of Harewood House for a space-inspired set of pictures in the Autumn sunshine. Blast off!

Third in a series – Autumn season

Here are the lovely Oliver and Anna again and their mum and dad. As you can see a baby brother or sister is also on the way, which is very exciting and I can’t wait to photograph him or her too! You can see the earlier shoots with this great family here and here. It was quite a dark, slightly drizzly Autumn day when we took these portraits but with hunting for conkers and silliness climbing trees and walls these two little poppets provided enough brightness for a lovely set of images. We headed home to warm up at the end and for a few indoor shots of quiet time relaxing too.

Laura and Paul’s amazing marquee wedding near Harrogate

Laura and Paul had a fantastic wedding day. The ceremony was at the village church in Hampsthwaite and the reception was a (very big!) marquee in Laura’s dad’s garden. It was October so we didn’t have high hopes for the weather but the sun shone and the gorgeous countryside setting provided the perfect background. They wanted their photography to be relaxed and to record them and their family and friends enjoying themselves as well as some beautiful images of the two of them. With thanks to Cecilia Costello for her excellent second shooting. I think we managed it.

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Photographing the photographer’s family

What a huge honour it is when a photographer whose work I admire, commissions me to do her own family portraits. Rebecca Honeywell is a fantastic photographer, baker of very wonderful cakes and biscuits and mum to Isabella. You may remember her bump portraits that I took just before she had her lovely baby girl (you can see them here). Isabella is now 18 months old and absolutely gorgeous. Rebecca, Colin and their little girl met me at Valley Gardens in Harrogate last week for a walk about, a teddy bears’ picnic and some fun.

Rebecca Honeywell-Ward - October 12, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Love them Susie, thanks so much. I couldn’t have done better myself ;-) So pleased you did them for us x