I first met Gina and Daryl at the beautiful wedding of Kristy and David back in April 2016. Well now they have a gorgeous baby girl, Lana, and I recently had the pleasure of doing a little photo shoot with them.
From the moment Lana laid eyes on the camera, it was clear to me that she was a natural. True to form of such a youngster, it can also be a little too much after a short time - I mean, a girl needs her milk bottle and a nap. When it comes to photographing young children, you have to allow yourself some extra time and just go with the flow.
Just like my wedding photography, I like to keep my portrait shoots as natural and relaxed as possible, allowing them to have a documentary feel to them - there's nothing worse than those naff, fake smiles and awkwardly posed people. After an hour and a half, I walked away with a really sweet set of images to work with, and that Gina, Daryl and Lana will be able to enjoy for the years to come.
And the best news is, I get to do it all over again just after her first birthday, and again after her second. Lucky me!!
So here's a bunch of my favourites (which wasn't easy to choose) from the first of the three shoots.
If you're considering a family shoot, please get in touch, I'd love to hear from you!
Until next time,