I don’t know about anyone else but I’m always fascinated by family portraits and the way families grow and change. Even when it’s not my own family I could spend hours looking at old photos and smiling back at the people in them and trying to work out the dynamics between family members. Keeping my own little fascination in mind, when I shoot family sessions I aim to capture the family all looking at the camera as a record of how amazing the family unit is, but then I also like to capture the personality and the spirit of the people I’m shooting.
The photoshoot with Adema and her little girls Brianna, Katie and Grace and Adema’s partner Jarrod is a shoot that I fell in love with. The whole family went along with the flow and it was smiles all round. I think that my favourite photo is the black and white image of twins Katie and Grace standing together lightly holding hands while listening to their mum talking to them. This was an impromptu shot, it’s not the best focus but as a mum of twins myself it reminds me of how special the bond is between them. I guess it just makes my heart melt a little each time I look at it.
The added bonus with this shoot is that Adema also gave me the go ahead to do something a little but different and creative. Be sure to check out the fun the girls and their dog Mardi had in the very last photo.
Thank you to Adema and Jarrod and the girls for being so awesome. I am still loving this shoot like crazy. 🙂