Portraits of Everyday Family Life
We are so careful to record big events in our lives with photography. We hire professionals and have lovely photos of ourselves taken with our hair and makeup done while wearing our finery. This is all well and good! As a portrait photographer who photographs weddings and events, it’s something I wholeheartedly endorse.
Capturing the joy of the mundane
However, what about those everyday moments which make up the bulk of our family life? The children playing with a favourite toy, snuggling a teddy or frolicking in the garden with the dog or holding the pet rabbit? We don’t often bother with these moments, yet they are the most representative of our real lives. I don’t know about you but it isn’t often that my sons, husband and I are all dressed up to the nines, out somewhere glamorous and ready to be photographed. If we do something like that and actually manage to get a photo, then fantastic. We have a picture commemorating a special occasion.
The reality however, is that we are normally in jeans hanging around the house or walking the dog. Those moments will be my memories of my boys as they are now. When they were younger, it was helping them build with Lego, playing with train sets, cuddling the cat, enjoying bath time etc. That is how I nostalgically think of my children’s younger years, sadly long gone as they are in their late teens. However, now that they are a bit older, my boys love to look back at snapshots of themselves from when they were small. They love to remember their total adoration of a particular book or toy from those years, often forgotten with the passage of time. And, they love the photos that evoke their early life and happy memories of quality time with their family. Its the joy of family portraits of everyday life.
Portraits of everyday family life
I love to capture those everyday scenes of family life in quirky portraits. I usually do this on location, in the homes of my subjects, with pets, teddies and favourite toys all thrown into the mix. My clients tell me that these are their favourite photos, evoking the simple loveliness of everyday life with their children.
To preserve these wonderful everyday moments in your family’s life, contact me. We can shoot on location in your home or bring favourite toys and have a shoot in my London studio. Celebrate your family as you are, right now, everyday. Let me create a portrait of your everyday family life, with beautiful images to preserve those memories for a lifetime and to share with your children (and their children) in years to come.
To view images from another location family shoot, a portrait of everyday family life, please click here. If you would like to discuss a family location shoot, ring me on 07958 511 819
“Photography through the eyes of a storyteller”
LONDON PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER