I'd be lying if I didn't admit I was more than a little nervous about photographing a family with four teenage boys!
But actually it turned out to be super-chill and the boys were fun to work with (and way more cooperative than your average two-year-old).
I've always loved photographing kids and dogs, but I've added teens and pre-teens to that list now to.
So - PRETTY PLEASE - bring me your teenagers for a family photoshoot!
The couple (bringing the blended family together)
During a family photoshoot I often take some shots of just mum and dad together as lots of people don't have many pictures of themselves as a couple.
But when they just got married the day before (in a very low-key, family-only ceremony), then we are going to spend a little longer shooting couple shots with all the happiness and totally in-love vibes!
Mum and her boys
"I find it hard to express myself through words, but these photos capture the love we all have for each other.
It has also allowed me to reflect on not only how much our boys have grown but how they are still the same gorgeous boys . . . just bigger."
Don't those words from mum just sum up what motherhood is all about?
That is why I do what I do and why I love it so much, because the pictures I take can remind you of just what is most important in life.
Dad and his boys
All the good dad stuff can be seen right here!
The love, how proud he is of his boys, and how they all get along and goof around together.
Every kid has their own personality and taking the time to capture a piece of that with individual portraits is always worth it.
Plus getting each boy on his own, away from the rest of the family, gives them an opportunity to relax and be themselves in front of the camera.
Then this is how you turn it all to magic!
As these boys grow up and one-by-one leave home, how amazing will it be for mum and dad to have these pictures on the wall!
I believe that printing your images is a critical step in the process of having family photos.
If you miss this step then all those images that moved you to tears are slowly going to fade into obscurity in the deep, dark corners of your computer's hard drive.