I met the Harrison family at a wedding that I was photographing, and they contacted me soon after for some family portraits. The Harrison kids are cheeky, energetic, independent and adventurous. They all have adorable smiles (taking after their Mum and Dad!), and they have a great family bond that made me smile the whole afternoon. 🙂

The thing that always makes me giggle about family portraits that you see around (or picture in your head) is that they always appear to be easy-going, and the kids love sitting still and smiling for the camera. They don’t. And that is totally normal, considering that they are kids! So during family portrait sessions I try to get a couple of ‘smile for the camera’ photos, but mostly I just let the kids be kids – and photograph them having fun. Then you have portraits of these little people that are so full of energy and personality. I aim to capture the essence of a family rather than just take a simple family portrait.

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