AT HOME LIFESTYLE FAMILY PHOTO-SHOOT
I have photographed Alex, Mike and their girls a few times over the years. We have included an outdoor family photo-shoot in Longford Park, Chorlton with their first daughter Grace; a maternity session when Alex was pregnant with Eryn; even a classic boudoir shoot (although Alex would kill me if I gave you the link to that). This time we decided to do a very relaxed at home lifestyle shoot with Alex and the girls during the summer holidays.
As we all know, keeping the kids entertained during the summer holidays can be trying as a parent and we therefore try and fill the days with lots of activities. So why not capture and treasure these days in the form of photography. It certainly helped that we had a fantastic summer in 2018 and we were all able to get outside and enjoy the rare sunshine in Manchester.
I am trying to encourage more mum’s and dad’s to treasure the everyday moments and not just the milestones like 1st birthdays, christening etc. For me I want to remember how they used to love to lick the spoon when we cooked together, or how they loved to run around butt naked in the paddling pool. It might seem like little fleeting moments now, but in years to come they will be moments captured that will take you right back to that feeling and love for them when they were so little.
These shoots also show you just how hard we work at parents in trying to be the best role models we can. We go from feeding, cleaning, cooking for them, to being entertainers, nose wipers, mediators between siblings. We are basically all Hero’s or at least they think we are until they hit their teens, then if they are anything like my eldest now, they just think we are embarrassing.
When Alex booked in for the at home family photo shoot, we decided that we would basically just let the kids play but also do an activity like baking. Like most children they love to be involved and more than happy to go from one activity to another within minutes. On Alex’s shoot we went from baking, to playing on the trampoline, to gymnastics, to playing in the paddling pool, to Grandad coming round and this was all withing 3 hours.
Here are a few of my favorite images from the days shoot.
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