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Newborn portraits – life’s journey

One of the very nicest things about my job is seeing families grow up. Taking photographs of a wedding then being asked to photograph a new baby by the same couple is the biggest thrill. Cat and Nick had a pre-wedding shoot before their lovely wedding – you can see the fun we had at Castle Howard here and their wedding near Darlington here. Charlie really is the icing on the cake for me (and I think for them too!) They’d convinced me that he was going to cry the whole time as he has been suffering from colic, but he was an absolute star. A very adorable little star.

Getting a bit fed up with this modeling business now mum…

I am exhausted…

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.

[...] else that caught my eye during the day!).  You can see Susie’s full post from the day on Susie Lawrence’s blog showing the beautiful photos from the day. The weather was kind, it was sunny and the reception [...]