Before I photograph a family, I ask them what they like to do together, how they spend their days.
Usually when you hire a photographer it's because of a BIG MOMENT. Like a wedding, or a birth, or just a tonne of family getting together once in a blue moon.
But for me, and hopefully you, the real magic lies in the little moments. Because life is made up of the little moments, right?
It's the mornings spent drinking coffee on the sofa, reading Dear Zoo on the floor, taking your slow, sweet time getting ready for the day. And if you live where we do, then it might also include a stroll to the beach for the very first 'toes in the sea' dip of your life.
There's an openess and trust that you have to have to let a stranger (hi! it's me!) in at times like this, To let an outsider witness the intimacy of you being you. Georgia and Dave had both by the truckload, and hanging out with them on this sunny Saturday was a little bit of a dream.
I mean, look at them! Love, connection, joy... and an ease with each other that makes me ache in the best way.