North London Family Photography with Saira, Jim and Otis
Maybe one day I’ll stop going on about how nice it is to catch up with previous wedding couples and do family shoots for them. It is though! Really, really. I photographed Saira and Jim’s wedding a few years ago and I’ve kept in touch on social media since then. I then randomly bumped into Saira at Kings Cross Station one day when she was heavily pregnant, so I was excited to finally meet Otis.
Capturing you at home, in your natural environment
I’ve always thought there’s something magical about photographing people in their own homes. You don’t get more authentic and real than your home environment. When photographing you as a family it’s lovely for you to have a record of what your home looked like at this point in your life.
We started Saira and Jim’s shoot at their home in North London. It’s a beautiful space, full of interesting light.
It was really nice to see a few of their wedding photos on display. I always get quite excited when I visit my couples and they have pictures I took on display!
Otis is a very smiley baby and he was in great form. He played on his mat, had some lunch and hung out with mum and dad on the sofa.
A coffee and a trip to the park
After hanging out at Saira and Jim’s North London home for a while, they popped Otis into his buggy and we hit the streets. We stopped for a coffee and then headed to the park. We had a really lovely walk around the park and then to do some informal and laid back portraits.
While I love shooting family photography in a documentary style, it’s also nice to do a few relaxed portraits as part of your shoot. They’re great to give to your relatives (and make excellent gifts!) and it’s also nice to have a couple of shots where you’re all together, looking at the camera.
A great way to capture a slice of your family life
It was lovely having an opportunity to hang out with Saira, Jim and Otis. If you’d like an unobtrusive shoot to capture a slice of your family life, get in touch. I’m available for North London Family Photography and family shoots around Birmingham, the Midlands and across the UK.