2017 was a huge year for me… After 10 years of shooting weddings I made the scary decision to stop taking wedding bookings to fully focus on family photography, the thing that in recent years has become my absolute passion and joy.
The more families I photograph, the deeper I fall in love with doing this. For me it’s the best thing in the world to show families how beautiful their love is, how they look at each other, how they reach out to each other, how they laugh with each other, how they hold each other… to enable them to remember all the little, soon-to-change and all-too-easily forgotten details of their family at this point in time, to enable them to stop amid the chaos that is family life and savour and appreciate what they have, these precious connections and the wonderful people they share their life with.
It brings me so much joy to create these images and it just comes back a million times over when I see how much joy they bring to the people in them. Thank you so much to all these lovely families who have invited me to document their lives this year, it’s been an absolute pleasure and I can’t explain how grateful I am that I get to do this.
Here are a few of my favourites from 2017…