I can’t really put my finger on it, but I think the reason I loved this family shoot so much, was that they reminded me of my family in a way. I know it sounds a bit strange. But I felt like I could slot right into their dynamic, like I had known them all for years!
Also, the fact that this shoot was straight up my ally, with one massive big surprise, was just NEXT level.
It was Gaynor’s 60th birthday and Candice had arrived earlier in the week with her little family, to surprise her mom. She had booked a photoshoot on the Saturday with me and had sneakily arranged for her sister, Sam, to arrive 10 minutes into the shoot to surprise mom. Now, according to everyone, mom has a knack for sniffing out surprises, so the fact that the girls pulled this one off was just PRICELESS (as you can see by Gaynor’s reaction seeing her youngest daughter on the beach).
As per usual, my lens was clogged with tears watching this family, love and celebrate and connect. They shared those kinda hugs that you wanted to jump in on and fussed over the newest family member. They laughed and joked and soaked in every precious moment of togetherness.
Guys, I know I have said it a million times, but thank you for sharing yourselves so freely with me, for allowing me into those intimate moments, and, for well…just being so bladdy wonderful. It will be a long long time before I have forgotten these special photographs that I got to document for you.
enjoy them, love Christy