If you’re stuck with kids at home due to self-isolation, embracing social distrancing, or because you’re on a COVID-19 lockdown, I know it can be difficult and frustrating. As someone who’s been home educating my 9 year old son since the he was 4 while also running a business, I know a thing or two about managing a child at home with stayng sane. Hopefully this little guide will help you stay sane, too.
With five children under the age of five running in different directions at warp speed, I was ready to embrace the chaos and let the things evolve as they might. That’s exactly what my approach to photography is all about.
Older children can be tricky to photograph as they are becoming more and more self-aware, but engaging them in the physical play where they can show off their skills and get lost in a moment is often the best way to go.
This American military family was visiting London in January over from Italy where they were stationed at the time, and they reached out to me to document their London adventures before baby number two made an appearance. Despite what you might think, it doesn’t always rain in London in winter and we do have wonderful crisp sunny days and the low northern winter light gives that extra special look and feel to the photographs – but to be honest I can take great family photographs in any weather, rain or shine!
On Monday we visited Moving to Mars over at the Design Museum in London (it’s on until 24th February, do try to catch it before it ends).
It was a beautiful multi-sensory exhibition and it was cool to see both the history and the future of exploration of Mars, including stepping into an inflatable Mars pod and seeing and hearing Martian storms rage outside.
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!