One of the things I love about family shoots, is being able to follow a family as they grow. I photographed Naomi when she was just 4 weeks old with her parents Kathryn & Simon. I was so happy to be able to come back 2.5years later and photograph Naomi as a proud big sister to new baby Benjamin. Benjamin was 8 weeks old, which meant he was mostly wide awake – giving me lots of amazing facial expressions as he gazed at my camera with his big blue eyes. I often find babies are intrigued by the noise of the camera shutter and tend to look towards the sound which works well!

Family shoots at home let everyone feel relaxed and comfortable, Naomi was able to show me her room and her favourite books and play downstairs while I photographed Benjamin on a beanbag and with each of his parents. Then Naomi came up to join us and was very proud to show me how she could hold Benjamin (with grown up hands poised to keep him safe if needed) and lie down next to him to give him a cuddle. A big double bed was perfect for everyone to pile onto for some gorgeously relaxed family photos – capturing them all together as a family of four for the first time. 

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