Family Outdoor Sessions this Summer
Relaxed, fun, candid family photography session held in and around Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Shropshire and Cheshire.
I believe that so many great lessons have been learned during the course of this global pandemic. For all the worry, uncertainty, and sadly for some, great tragedy, that it has brought, it too has been a period of enlightenment. It has shone a sunny light on the beautiful simplicity of life, as we bathe in our gardens, home school our children, improve our homes and find time to do so many things that the frenetic chaos of ‘normal’ life denies us the time to do. Among those activities, it has also afforded us the rare opportunity to reflect on what, and more importantly, WHO, really matters to us. From the little ones we watch grow, play and learn, to the older ones we long to cuddle and all those other friends and relatives who have become faces on screens rather than the three-dimensional figures we take for granted day-to-day. This is why time will forever be the greatest commodity we ever own, we spend it so freely but can never get it back, and yet it always has a wonderful way of reminding us what really matters.
As cliché as it is, it’s all too easy to fall into the trap of ‘wasting time’, of worrying about tomorrow, rather than living for today. And while I firmly believe that, I also believe in investing in tomorrow and doing something today that your future self will thank you for. With all this newfound focus on time, togetherness and family, I passionately believe that candid moments should be captured, family fun should be framed and memories should be shared, not just in the moment, but forevermore through photographs. For this time, is time that can’t be re-lived, clocks can’t be rewound and those baby smiles will turn to toddler giggles, and then to teenage shoulder shrugs in the blink of an eye – believe me, I turned my back for a second and somehow my baby boy now has his own baby boy, and apparently it’s 2020?!!
If I had my ‘time’ again there are many things I wouldn’t change, and plenty of things I would. I wish I’d found photography sooner, I wish I had endless albums to flick through on those sofa nights, just me, Martyn, Minnie, Mo… and a bottle of Merlot. Sadly, I didn’t get to capture my fun-loving family as they grew but I can capture yours. I want my photography to be a reflection of you, of your family, and all the many ways in which you are wonderfully unique. My family sessions are relaxed, unposed, and natural, leaving you free to just be you and have beautiful photographs to keep.
For the last 5 years, I’ve had the absolute pleasure of photographing Jess, Scott, and the children; I’ve loved watching them grow and recording all those little details for them. As with all my families, I encourage you to choose a location that is important to you, like Cannock Chase, which are hugely popular with local families, but for Scott, also hold sentimental meaning as his grandparents’ ashes are scattered nearby.
My family photography is all inclusive of digital files; I want you to have them all and that’s exactly what you get. I don’t want you to have to pick images, rejecting some you love as you’re restricted to a limit. Equally my pricing is always transparent, which is hugely important to me, as I want all my families to know exactly what they are getting, and with no nasty surprises.
I photograph family lifestyle sessions from April through to late November. For more images from outdoor sessions click here.
If you like the sound of this kind of session then please contact me and I will be delighted to tell you all about it…