I’m not quite sure how this exactly happened, but swinging a two year old on a lace blanket as the setting sun blazes through the trees is definitely something I’m going to have to do again soon. This is Zoe, Kane’s and Esme’s sunset story. After being rained off the previous weekend, we were gifted with the late November sunshine and a dry day the following week and- it was literally golden in every sense of the word.
I photographed Esme when she was a newborn and I was elated when Zoe booked in a mummy and me session… After a chat about what she was looking for we upgraded her to a full family session to include individual portraits, photos with Dad a lot more time to relax and play.
They all looked like models on the day, with a lot of ‘Zara’ fashion going on. I’m certain I need Zoe’s epic mustard pom pom jumper! After some backwards and forwards and ‘flat lay’ fashion whats-apps (wow that’s a mouthful!) Zoe and Kane settled on a trendy yet casual approach with a slightly harder black coloured edge to it. Normally I steer clear of too much black during sessions however here is a perfect example of how it can work if use sparingly.
Esme is still only two and was full of beans on the day of the photoshoot, when she was finished collecting pine cones she spent most her time playing games with Zoe, Kane and I. Esme is a perfect reflection of happy, friendly parents. She’s confident, spritely and absolutely adored being allowed to run free among the long wild grass.
Time doesn’t stand still for this little lady and she was hopping all over her parents – I simply kept on clicking. These photographs capture them, how they play, how they connect and love. When they are old and grey and Esme has children of her own these photographs are going to mean even more than they do now.
This is their story, their now and I’m so so SO pleased they chose me to help capture it.
13 December 2017