So when a photographer from the other side of the world contacts you about photographing their family – your tummy flips a little…
then you find out they’ve won Family Photographer of the Year in Australia – GULP!
Then you hear all about the amazing 6 week trip to Europe they have planned, (just as we’d returned from our big adventure, so I totally got the excitement)…. and knew first hand how precious the experience is and that moments like this should be captured and treasured.
We talked beforehand about how Robyn would love a film, that tells the story of who their family is ‘right in this moment’, just as their trip was starting… her children are growing up & blossoming and life changes so quickly. Robyn writes beautifully about the other reasons for their trip and the photo session here… and I love this quote -
“In twenty years you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked.” Mary Schmich
Our lovely afternoon was probably one of the crazy days I’ve ever spent shooting, as the Southbank in London was packed with people in the sweltering heat and there was so much for the children to do… it was a feast on the senses!
I could have chatted to Robyn for hours, but knowing how much this family time meant for her, I gathered as many moments for them as I could – the silly bits, the little details of her children and the sentimental moments… and plenty of smiles and happiness… and created a Time Capsule Film that I hope they will treasure forever.
Thanks for letting me tell your story Robyn… you are as fabulous now as you will be in 20 years… big love to you all.