Recently I had two family photo sessions combined in one because it was two brothers, Dave and Brendon, and their respective families. We had an interesting contrast in shooting styles on the same session. Brendon, with his partner Lorreta and newborn Connor photographed in a very quiet, sleepy style followed by the kids-running-riot style with Dave, Karina, Wylie, Zalee and Jade.
It was such a pleasure in particular to photograph Dave’s clan as our connection goes way back to their wedding in 1998. I then photographed them was when Jade was just a baby, and then at age 2 (she’s the eldest child with the braided hair, now almost 10). It has made a wonderful update to their Family Story.
I deliberated over whether or not to present the photographs in colour or black and white, but on this occasion it seemed that there was a strong sense of light as well as emotional feeling in the images, and so black and white won the day.
Many thanks to Brendon, Lorreta, Connor, Dave, Karina, Jade, Wylie, and Zalee.