Claire got in touch with me before their trip to London from Taipei, asking if I could capture their time in the city, so the kids could remember it. She didn’t necessarily want a typical landmark photoshoot, but photographs of them having fun as a family, and living the “London life”. They were also keen to capture the beauty that is autumn in London, walking in the park and playing with the leaves.
For today’s One Frame I picked this image from one of the London Vacation Photoshoots I did back in May. The family contacted just before they arrived in London, and wanted to document not only their time in our beautiful city, but also their daughter turning one. I love this capture as it’s a wonderful juxtaposition of the baby girl’s facial expression and her pink birthday dress, framed by the elbows of her parents – it’s just so unbearably cute, the family had it printed as a fine art print and included in their album as well.
For today’s One Frame I picked this image from a recent Vacation Photoshoot in London for a family from the Middle-East. It was a very last minute booking as they stopped off in London for a few days on their way back home from the States, but I was delighted to accommodate as it wasn’t the first time I photographed these guys! We first met in 2011, when their first son was just about to turn 2 years old, and now they have been blessed with the second cheeky little monkey, who was now also two years old!
Summer for me always means a ton of vacation sessions in Central London. I love taking my clients along one of my favorite routes, from Millenium Bridge over to Big Ben. There are plenty of opportunities for fantastic photos that simply scream “London” – and all without the need for stiff posing or cheesy smiles.
I enjoy photographing clients who are visiting London – either just for a week, a couple of months, or for staying to live for a couple of years. For this “morning in the life” family photoshoot we headed to Regent’s Park shortly after they arrived from Saudi Arabia. Like many of my Middle-Eastern clients, they were keen to capture the greenery of London, something they just don’t get enough at home. After wandering around a little, visiting the Secret Garden, we headed to one of the park’s playgrounds for some fab playtime!
Hampstead Heath in North London is one of my most favorite places to photograph families. I often joke I ought to move closer, as I end up travelling up there a lot for family photoshoots, especially in the summer months. It has a perfect mix of wide open spaces, big blue skies, plenty of shaded areas to escape to during the hot summer days, and not forgetting the glorious views over London from Parliament Hill – always a hit with my expat clients living in the area.