This was one of those perfect days for photography. I beautiful crisp winter's day where the low sun makes everything look more vibrant.
I've photographed this family a few times now and the photos are always a pleasure to edit because they're all just SO photogenic. They're also a family who make me feel ever so slightly guilty because they always get the photos in frames and up on the wall almost straight away which I need to get much better at. You'd think doing the job that I do that my house would be full of framed images, but I sometimes get so carried away with other people's photos that I forget to take the time to do my own. I'm getting better though, I've managed to do three frames recently and I have more plans this year.
Anyway, back to this delightful family. We started off at their home where I got some gorgeous pics of the kids laughing and joking around in the living room. Because it was a lovely sunny day the giant mirror in the living room really bounced the light around beautifully and created a gorgeous backdrop. We then headed out to Coldfall Woods in Muswell Hill which is when the crisp winter's day really came into its own. There's nothing better than a sunny wood in the winter for photography. I love the shapes the branches on the trees make in the background and as I said before, the low sun gives such a richness to the shots.
Here's a selection of some of my faves from the day.
The way the light is bouncing off the mirror is just gorgeous!
Below is the reaction you get when you tell a child that a bird once pooed on your head.