I don’t feel that photographing newborn bubs is an area of expertise for me -I’m not just the youngest in my immediate family, but almost the youngest of my generation in my extended family too. I was never around small children as I grew up, I was never a babysitter or a tutor. Until fairly recently, I used to refer newborn enquiries on to other photographers who I felt could provide better images than I could – but lately photographing babies and young families is an area I’ve been exploring, enjoying and finding extremely rewarding. I’ve always been a little unsure of myself around babies – terrified of holding them wrong or making them cry… but I will always, always, ALWAYS jump at the chance to photograph the new addition to the family for my clients, and with practice I’m feeling much more sure of myself. I was lucky that little Esme here made it so easy for me!
I photographed Elaine and Adam’s wedding in 2014, and I remember them mentioning in their speech how they were hugely grateful to their families, and couldn’t wait to start a family of their own. Two years later, baby Esme has brought them all of the parenthood joy they’d been dreaming of. Congratulations, guys!