Last year I was so lucky to be able to use this location for two beautiful sunset shoots and they are 100% my best work to date. I’m not usually one to blow my own trumpet as there’s always going to be room for improvement but as soon as these images hit my screen I was in awe of what I had created. There is nothing quite like capturing real emotions during a family session, something I strive for in every shoot I book and this one was certainly no different.

family photoshoot during sunset. Family of 4 standing together in a field of crops with the sun setting behind them

I’ve worked with Becky & Phil since their daughter Rosie was a 1 year old. I’ve photographed a cake smash for them, Becky’s maternity shoot when she was pregnant with her second child Harry, Harry’s newborn shoot and finally this gorgeous sunset session. They have also had a number of mini sessions with me over the last two years and have booked in for a family shoot this year too. They are two of my most loyal clients and I couldn’t ever thank them enough for continuing to trust me to capture their beautiful family.

And I guess this is why I love this part of my business so much. It’s ridiculously rewarding and brings me so much joy getting to know families and bond with little ones. Kids love me, what can I say? 😉

Being asked to return over and over again to capture new memories for a family is definitely a huge perk of my job and seeing how much children grow and change with each visit is both lovely and also heartbreaking, because as a mother myself I know how quickly children grow up. I look at my little boy every day and notice how big he’s getting and I just want him to slow down, to breathe him in so I don’t miss anything. I take photos of him every day so I can freeze little moments of him to look back on.

family of four standing in a golden field of crops at sunset

Photographs do this. They allow us to step back in time and remind ourselves of those little details we often miss during the busyness of the every day. Those chubby little hands and tiny fingers, the lashes that go on for days, cheeks that wobble when they run and most importantly the way their big eyes look at you as if you’re all they need in life. Seriously, it gets me right in the feels every time. I for one will miss all of the above as Dexter grows and becomes less baby-like and more mini human-like but as long as I have photographs, I’ll be happy.

So here’s to photographs and how bloody awesome they are.

If you’d like some tips on what to wear for your family session, you can read my post about it here.

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