I've been thinking a lot about home lately. As some of you know, my parents moved out of the house I grew up in a few weeks ago, and it was hard to say goodbye. When me and my sister were helping clear out the cupboards and drawers, we came across new bundles of old photos. Those saturated Kodak moments, the glossy paper with dates scribbled on the back, our younger selves staring up at us.
In my family photography, I've always been about the great outdoors, letting kids be the young explorers they are, with this glorious landscape and the changing seasons as a backdrop. And this won't change, but lately I'm being really drawn to doing more shoots in a family's home too. I've been wanting to try something new, try different ways of approaching a shoot, and take photos a little differently. So I challenged myself a few weekends ago when I spent a morning with Cat, Toby, Rowan and Holly. I freelensed this whole session. I've talked about this technique a bit, it's where I've detached the lens from the camera body, but I hold it closely to it, and make subtle changes to the angle it is at. It felt good to do this.
There's something about the light in the photos that takes me back. I see echoes of myself in these photos too, and I really think this is what I've been searching for. These are the colours of my childhood. It felt like I'd come home, it feels right to shoot like this. Home, Heart & Soul.