It’s the most wonderful time of the year – are you ready to capture it all, the joy, the wonder, the excitement and even the boredom?! Here are some of my favourite tips to help you move beyond the snapshot and document this year’s Christmas – from preparations to opening the presents!
I’ve shared before that this year I’ve been trying to push myself out of my comfort zone of photographing families and started going out to photograph on the streets, including London Pride this year. I’ve also photographed both big People’s Vote rallies that happened in London in March and October of 2018, and through it was about time I shared the images, considering what’s been happening in British politics this month.
I’d found out I was placed in the Top 10 Documentary Family Photographers in the World according to FPJA (Family Photojournalists Association), at number 7 to be exact.
I’m also the only UK-based photographer in the Top 10, so I guess that makes me Top UK Documentary Family Photographer – and that’s pretty cool, really! :)
A couple of weeks back I travelled into Central London to photograph a charity afternoon tea party held by ICP Support to introduce their newest patrol, Helen George.
Back in the summer I was very lucky to get to photograph the very first river baptism held at St Mary’s Church Hampton, South West London.
Waverley Abbey has been a place I’d heard of many times but never got a chance to visit. Located in Farnham in Surrey Hills, it’s an English Heritage site hidden away on country roads (don’t trust Google Maps that will try and take you up a private track, follow the signs instead). That warm October afternoon we had some time to kill between things, the sun was shining, I had a camera in my bag and so we ended up going on a bear hunt an adventure.
Photographing families in their homes is my favourite things to do – and it’s just as well given how unpredictable British weather can be. At home, everyone can relax and be themselves, which is especially important when you have younger kids.