Around two and a half years ago myself and Laura photographed Lauren and Steve’s wedding in Wiltshire, and as with many marriages they tend to eventually end up as families. Cue Matilda, born just a few weeks ago, a healthy bundle of joy and source of lack of sleep for her rightly proud and doting parents. I popped over to take some very natural, documentary family photographs while they went about the typical tasks in their new chapter of life.
I wasn’t looking to capture just smiles, colourful toys or letter blocks spelling out her name. For most, the truth of life and raising a family is one of difficult times, stress, tiredness and uncertainty, done ultimately out of raw love. I look to concentrate on the reality and the emotions of life, so that in twenty years there’s no façade filter, the photos are a rich and deep reminder of those early days with their daughter. In this way, I hope to provide a thoughtful set of photos that are sensitive and personal family keepsakes. Photos that may be brought out at her own wedding to smiles and laughter of her friends (sorry Matilda!) but leave her parents reminiscing the realities of those early days together.