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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”2187″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The thing I love most about photography is how it enables me to capture moments. This is true for clients, of course, but also for myself. I want to document my children’s lives, capture their moments of joy and intense emotion, create art with them and have a record of them as they grow. I take a lot of photographs of my kids. When I want to try out a new technique I usually test it on them first.

Our Spring

There’s a well-known syndrome among photographers: Photographer’s Child Syndrome. Lots of grown ups have it to a degree – it’s that sinking feeling you get when you notice a camera pointed at you. Photographer’s kids display particularly strong symptoms, which include (but are not limited to): running around at great speed and therefore ballsing up the focus; sticking out tongues; covering eyes; screaming at the sight of the camera; outright refusing to have your photo taken. Remedies include: playing games instead of posing & promises of kinder eggs.

young boy running towards camera - photographer derbyshire

Thankfully my kids are only exhibiting mild symptoms of this syndrome, and we’ve been able to tackle George’s addiction to kinder eggs.

This Spring we’ve spent a great deal of time outside, mainly because Effie has reached fully-interactive/destructive toddler mode, and the weather’s been quite warm and dry. George is better able to play with her, and they like to dig up the garden together. We have lots of fruit growing in the garden, so we’ve harvested rhubarb and a few strawberries, as well as visiting the park A LOT, and playing with Wilf, the grandparent’s dog. The flowers in the garden have been magnificent, and we’ve let most of them go wild to attract wildlife we can inspect. I’m loving the more unplugged moments this provides for my kids, as we hunt mini beasts and look out for butterflies.

The Photos from this Spring

As I attended a couple of pro workshops this Spring I’ve find a new enthusiasm for my camera, and popped a few of the photos I took at them in the gallery. Most, however, are of my own kids.

 

Time is so precious.

I’m going to five weddings this summer, and I’ll be taking photos at 3 of them. August is looking INSANE with nuptials and reduced nursery time, and then all of a sudden (so it feels), George is starting school. It’s safe to say I’ll have my camera firmly in my grip a lot in the coming weeks, and I’ll share another batch of personal photos with you early in September.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]