Family photography St Albans: the Gavin family
I love all aspects of my job as but especially family photography as it means spending time with lovely people like the Gavin family. Paul & Laura actually had me recommended to them through the Hossack family as they’ve all been buddies for years. The upside of recommendations is I pretty much know that friends of awesome people are going to be awesome before we meet up! If you want a refresh on who I’m talking about you can see Emma, Brett & their gorgeous girls here.
So I headed over to Paul & Laura’s gorgeous home in St Albans to take some photos of them just being themselves. The gorgeous Grace was just in school & Max was approaching his first birthday when these photos were taken. I’m embarrassed to say they are a little bit older now! (But I am catching up with the blogging!)
Grace enthusiastically showed me her reading skills while Max followed her round, clearly besotted with his big sister. He is obviously an inquisitive little chap as he was very captivating by the clicking of the camera so I have a lot of photos where he is studying me very hard and looking most serious!
It’s so satisfying to know that you can capture a family just being themselves and having fun. I love these relaxed moments with families just enjoying their time with each other. And the flipside of that is that when Grace had a teeny tiny upset about a cardigan she didn’t want to wear, Laura & Paul just rolled with it, I kept photographing and there was no stress. While it seems a weird thing to take photos of kids while they aren’t 100% happy, these are the authentic moments that make up each day of parenthood. Before long I’m sure there will be no tantrums or tears in the same way so I hope that capturing this slice of time will remind them of all elements of when they kids were babies.
Family photography St Albans