I know I say it a lot, but there is something extra special about photographing a family as they grow, about documenting their journey from couple to threesome to a family of four. I photographed Marcie and Oli when they were expecting their first baby, I returned to photograph them when their son was a few weeks old and then again a mere 18 months later when their family grew to welcome and enfold their daughter. This progression and growth, change and adaptation, this story is what I live for as a photographer. It's no small thing to be given a glimpse into another family's story for a couple of hours but to bear witness to it over the course of years... that's where the magic is.
I spent all day with Marcie and Oli and their family, all three generations and two branches of it. I joined them in the morning as babies were being wrangled into rompers and teeths were being brushed and I put the cameras away again 10 hours later, as babies were being wrestled into rompers and teeths were being brushed, a full circle of a day.
I took so many photos and was so unable to edit them down to a managable blog post that I created a new page just for my favourites from this day. You can see the whole session here.
Email me if you are interested in your own Dawn to Dusk family session, they're such a perfect way to capture the small moments of the day that add up to your one, precious (family) life.