I’ve just been accepted to the prestigious FPJA (Family Photojournalists Association) which I’m absolutely thrilled about. Creating images of families truly immersed in their lives is exactly what I’m passionate about and the FPJA is focused on pure documentary making, which is something I aspire to do in the most beautiful way possible.
Needless to say being a family photojournalist means that you need to love kids and not just the cute teeny ones, also the awkward, gangly teens and pretty much everything in between. At the end of the day we’re not having a photoshoot we’re doing something you love doing and I’m photographing all the family dynamics in your own environment to create the best pictures you’ve ever seen of your family. So I quite often find myself setting the world to rights with a 6 year old or being let into the world of a 12 year olds imagination as I join them on their adventure, photographing all the way. I love my job.
Having been photographing families for over 8 years I have a lot of repeat customers and it always makes me laugh when parents tell me that their kids have been begging them for another Bubble&Bean photoshoot (don’t worry I’m under no allusion that it’s me - it’s the fun factor of eating chocolate at 10am and having ‘kids in charge’ moto on sessions).
Here is a selection from a ‘New Life’ shoot with my cousin Chessie, who I hadn’t seen for ten years, eek!! So utterly gorgeous to reconnect and to meet her husband and kids. Chessie just wanted pics of the kids at home, all very natural, having a chilled Sunday at home… mission accomplished.