There are so many reasons why I love photographing in clients homes. Having the shoot happen in a place they are already comfortable in helps them to relax in front of the camera and get those ‘natural’ candid shots that we all love. From a photographic perspective there are definitely more challenges in choosing to shoot in this type of environment. Arriving at the home I have no idea what to expect from the light or space. Add kids into that mix and its definitely got potential for disaster! But I love the challenge of the unknown and the pressure of having only a short amount of time to capture something beautiful in an environment that is meaningful for my clients.
Abbie and Phil were kind enough to trust me with this idea for their shoot so I popped around on a sunny Monday evening to capture about 45 minutes of the end of day activities. I found myself giving only a little direction and just capturing natural interactions unfolding between the family. Abbie and Phil thanks so much for having me! I enjoyed being back in my hood (Abbie and I used to be neighbours!) and I’m glad I could offer you an excuse to do that Spring clean 😉 One day I hope the kids will look back at the photos and be reminded of the special place you call home.
Just an aside – Abbie is also an AMAZING Celebrant who creates beautiful Wedding Ceremonies. Abbie and I work at lots of Weddings together and our latest adventure was a Waitomo Caves elopement!! If you’d like to see what a ceremony in a dark cave looks like I ‘ve posted a few images here.
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