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FAMILY LOVE

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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.

 

Written by xanthe

August 22nd, 2014 at 9:00 am

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OFFERINGS

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I have a few offerings to share…

1. My online course Creating Time Capsules is OPEN for registration NOW… All the details are here – there’s a lovely community already gathering… will you join us?

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

 

 

 

Written by xanthe

August 15th, 2014 at 11:19 am

FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSIONS – LONDON FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

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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 mexantheb [at] mac.com, I’d love to meet your family.

More family portrait sessions here & here…

 

 

 

FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSIONS – CATCHING UP

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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.

SUMMER FAMILY PORTRAIT SESSIONS

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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…

 

 

2013 :: LOOKING BACK PART ONE

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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.

FAMILY FUN IN THE AUTUMN SUNSHINE

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I photographed this lovely family in the summer – a special session just for their daughter who was turning one… this time they wanted some more images of the whole family for christmas cards and gifts.

One of the things I love about capturing families is seeing how the children change and grow up each time I see them…

These guys are so wonderful… and it’s the natural candid moments I love the best.

 

ADORABLE IN THE AUTUMN LEAVES

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The most adorable little girl had loads of fun lying in the leaves, during our family portrait session yesterday.

 

BABY SEBASTIAN – NEWBORN SHOOT IN LONDON

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I photographed this lovely couple on a summers evening just before their due date…. when they were so excited about the next chapter in their lives.

Now Sebastian has arrived… and what a beauty he is…

One of my favourite photo sessions are newborn ones… all that ‘newness’ in the air, tiny hands & feet, fresh baby skin and parents who are so in love, they can’t keep their eyes of their baba.

This time is so special and so fleeting, as babies change daily.

Parents are usually so sleep deprived, over-whelmed and excited… it’s wonderful to freeze this moment in time, so they can remember just how precious it was.

Thank you for letting me capture this special time…

 

STEPHANIE, ANDY & FLORIAN – FAMILY SHOOT IN LONDON

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When Stephanie emailed me about a family shoot, we started discussing locations… she mentioned a wildflower meadow at the local park where they walk everyday with their dog and son.

I was so excited. Wildflowers and new babies… what a dream!.

We spent a beautiful afternoon together, hanging out in their flat, gathering memories as they will soon be moving to a new house and this place will always be special, as it’s Florian first home.

Then the wildflower meadow! What a gift so early on in Autumn…

This family had me smiling all day, such joy and happiness oozed out of them… can’t wait to hang out with them again.

I love capturing families… through photos and films… contact me if you’d like me to hang out with you guys and tell your story…