Now that I’m a Mum myself, doing family portraits takes on so much more meaning. I’m not chasing that perfect ‘fridge photo’ where everyone looks immaculate and has a perfect fake smile plastered on. I’m instead chasing those real belly laughs and scrunchy nose giggles, the wild hair and the crazy faces, genuine joy, and most importantly the connection they have with each other. Photos where you can look back and know how loved you’ve always been, and how special family is.

This session was a lot of fun, with a beautiful family who I first photographed when Suzan was pregnant with their eldest daughter. I loved photographing them again, now as a family of four, and having some fun at the beach on a perfect Autumn afternoon.