Archive for the ‘families’ Category
As a photographer, it’s a privilege to spend time with a family and capture their moments.
Submerging myself into their lives, playing with the children, seeing the connections between siblings, the smiles & laughter, the energy that pours out of children, the hugs & the kisses and the love they all share … and then documenting it – the fleeting moments as a family grows… knowing these images will be the key to unlocking these memories in the future.
It’s something I love to do so very much…
This year I witnessed some beautiful stories, met some new families and got to hang out with children I’ve seen grow up in front of my camera… preserving this moment in their lives is a real honour. Thank you to all my amazing families.
Please let 2015 bring an abundance of opportunities to tell more of these stories…
I love watching them grow from one year to the next, giving them the gift of memories of their family life, to enjoy in the future.
I’m itching to photograph your family… to give you memories… I can capture your life, look for what’s beautiful in your story and preserve it. I’ll capture photos of you in all the glory, so you can sit and reminisce with your family in years to come.
I sometimes get replies to enquiries saying they can’t afford a session or they don’t feel fit/pretty/thin enough for photos right now… but I tell you – your wonderful life is happening right now, it’s passing by like a speed train changing all the time – I feel it this so deeply as I watch our two boys grow up!
Can I provide you with photos of what’s really important?…right in this moment. Please…
So, if you’ve ever thought of having photos by me… do get in touch… tell me your budget, tell me about you & your family. Let me come and hang out with my camera. Don’t wait any longer… trust me.
Yesterday, I shared a family session with two adorable little girls… It’s easy to think that the time to capture your family is when the kids are young… but I think any age is important to document. There’s always a story to tell as family life is constantly changing.
It’s about making time to freeze this ‘day in your life’ to remember the everyday things and what you did or where you lived at this stage in your family life… plus all the connections and love that a family has, no matter the age of the children.
These guys were fantastic – they laughed, shared stories with me… and their dog, Biscuit was always trying to be part of the action.
The boys showed me their favourite things to do – Sasha even wrote me a poem! that’s a first for me.
Here are a few of my favourite frames.
If you’re interested in a family session with me… contact me – I’d love to tell your stories.
I love to just hang out with a family during a photo session at their home.
We play and chat….I’m grateful to be invited into their world.
They don’t have to be doing anything special – just their everyday stuff will make for great memories in the future.
I remember many mornings like this with our boys, when they were younger.
Recently I went to play with this mama and her two adorable girls – They played, read, drew pictures, had snacks… just the regular stuff that happens in a home with a family like this. I was even entertained by songs from the Frozen soundtrack – what a treat!
They now have this “day in their life” preserved forever – a Time Capsule of memories of how their life is, right at this moment. I think that’s pretty special.
Here are a few of my favourite frames.
Interested in booking a session? Contact me & I’ll send you the details. x.
The love and connection found in families is wonderful to watch and during my family portrait sessions I get to freeze that moment, for them to view in years to come. Little moments – the laughing, the hugs, the dancing, the curls, the tickles, and all the kisses & sometimes the tears – the abundance of energy and the quiet of family life.
I’m booking sessions in London for the next couple of months – and I’m also in New York & Providence at the end of Sept, perhaps I can hang out with you there? – contact me – let’s chat about telling your family stories.
I have a few offerings to share…
2. I will be hosting a couple of photo walks in Providence, Rhode Island as part of Squam In The City in Sept – I’m SO excited to explore this city with my camera… perhaps you might like to adventure with us?.., TODAY is the last day you can register to join us…
3. A couple of frames from a recent family portrait session… I spent the morning with these fantastic girls… it was such a joy – Would you like your family moments captured and preserved forever?… I have a couple of available slots for sessions in Sept & October… contact me for details…
Finally… Kim Klassen and I are exploring the idea of virtual creative conversations – an online gathering, like we’re having tea with each other, sharing stories and inspiring each other… There’s a chance to hang out with us both via Skype on Kim’s blog… would you like to chat with us?
Have a wonderful weekend… see you on the other side. xxx
I love photographing families.
Submerging myself into their family life. Quickly spotting the connections that can be captured and recognising the moments that are worth remembering.
Taking photos that families didn’t know they needed. The in-between moments.
The sibling love or the fighting. The way their feet dangle from the chair. The cheesy grin. The favourite story book, treasured toy or cuddly friend. The way they run. The way they sit on your hip or on your shoulders. The curls. The cuddles. The smiles. The way they laugh together or cry. The non-stop, can’t sit down, always on-the-go stage. The blue eyes. The jumping. The flower picking.
The joys of family life.
I see all these things… and more.
I’ve captured them with our boys and the many children that have been in front of my lens.
I want to tell your story as a family. Sure, we can do the photos that Granny wants – the smile “look at me”, so she can put it on the mantel. But there are all the moments that surround it, that show the true personality of your family… these are what we’ll discover if you invite me to capture your family, in your home or your favourite place.
I will play, I will run, I will read books, I will chat with the kids, I will get down on the floor to play lego… hey, I’ll even sing if necessary… although I can’t promise I’ll know all the words.
But most of all we’ll have FUN… and I’ll bring my camera.
For more details about my family sessions and how I can capture your loved ones…
Contact me - xantheb [at] mac.com, I’d love to meet your family.
This fabulous “job” of mine means I get to do a wide variety of work. But lately here on my blog, it’s just been sharing our adventures, life in London, my family, personal projects like color//colour lovers, my films and info about my e-courses…
Thankfully, I do get commissioned and asked to photograph families too – and I love it!
I’ve got so behind blogging the various family & maternity portrait sessions I’ve done so far this year. So here’s a selection from my favourite sessions, as I’m due to update my portfolio site soon. (If you’re a fabulous designer and you’d like to work with me – please let me know!)
It’s always an honour to capture these precious times… it’s so cliché and I know every photographer says it. But it’s true, I love capturing these special times, freezing the connections & the fleeting moments as a family grows. It’s a privilege to know these images will be the key to unlocking these memories in the future.
The summer is a great time for portraits… if you’d like a session with me – please get in touch… tell me about your family, so we can get together & tell your story.
Have you been meaning to have some family photos taken?, but just keep putting it off…
How about we make it happen this summer?
I have just a couple of slots for weekend sessions available in the next few months… so if you’ve been thinking about a session with me, so I can capture your family in all it’s glory this summer… Let’s make it happen.
I can come and hang out at your home…
See the children’s rooms, or you all playing in your kitchen, lazing in your sofa or hanging out in the heart of your home.
Show me what you all love to do there…
We could have breakfast together,
or bake a cake,
or sit on the doorstep,
or jump on the beds & run up the stairs,
pretending to be bears.
We could make paper aeroplanes & lego houses,
dance in the hallway (in tutus if you like),
or roll around on the rug… while having a hug.
Eat snacks & have chats,
or read books. The favourite one of the moment.
We could go outside…
Play in the summer sunshine,
visit your favourite playground… park or secret locations with long grass and summer flowers…
Roll down hills, skip holding hands,
or jump in puddles (because there’s always the chance of rain),
make daisy chains & have picnics.
Take me gardening at your allotment or for a hike through the woods,
or let’s go on a bike ride… or perhaps a stroll in the neighbourhood.
We could go anywhere – I love an adventure!
We can DO what you LOVE to DO… and we’ll have fun together whatever we do, and I’ll shoot some pretty photos for you print & share. Forever.
Let’s tell the story of your family now… for you to treasure for years to come.
Contact me - xantheb [at] mac.com and let’s have some fun.
I’d love to meet your family…
Looking back helps to see how far you’ve come and gather fuel for the year ahead. In collecting the material for these 2013 :: LOOKING BACK posts, I’ve been wonderfully surprised to see how much I’ve shot this year… for myself & for other people, in photographs and through films.
With an abundance of stories and images – I’ve split them up into manageable posts…
Part one begins with a selection of some of the amazing people and families I’ve captured… preserving this moment in their lives… It’s a real honour. Thank you.