Alternative family photography is one of my favourite genres. So when Ruth, also a local Norwich resident, contacted me I was really pleased. She knew what she wanted; a relaxed family photography experience; one that would creatively capture her family at home. She happened to live just around the corner, so grabbing my bike and camera, I rode over looking forward to the challenge ahead. My main aim was to show off the kid’s fun personalities whilst also providing Ruth a stunning portfolio of creative family pictures to look through.
Once inside, I knew this shoot was going to be a lot a fun! The house was full of lovely textures, backdrops, and interesting quirky objects, and as a reportage photographer, I love working with natural light, planning my shots than shooting as under the radar as possible.
These relaxed photography sessions are always fun. The kids were fab, always smiling, running around and cracking the odd joke or two. They really got into the swing of it, and when they stopped watching me, really started to enjoy themselves. Every little helps, so myself and Ruth, when she wasn’t in the shot, made silly faces and generally made fools of ourselves, helping to ease the kids in and make them laugh and smile. It worked brilliantly!
Playing with light and shadow, I really wanted to creatively capture this family, using not just colour but a range of different angles too. My job is to capture all the grins, warmth, and delight on camera, which involves being in the thick of the action, yet waiting for the perfect shot.
I utilised most areas of the house, hoping to build Ruth a creative repertoire the family could enjoy time and time again. It’s lovely to be able to take this type of relaxed creative photography for a family so full of laughs! They were a real pleasure to meet and photograph, and I hope you like the sample below of the photographs produced.