Last weekend, we found ourselves with a rare day off. We had a family shoot planned for the evening to look forward to, but first, we had the blank canvas of a Saturday day at home together.
One of our portrait packages is called 'A Day In The Life', and it does exactly what it says on the tin! It's a shoot to document your everyday life together. Sometimes it will be sat round the breakfast table, making your weekend pancakes, maybe reading your favourite books. Snuggled on the sofa together, talking and laughing. Then maybe taking a walk to the market, enjoying a hot chocolate in your favourite café. We like to document locations that give you your sense of place, whilst capturing your interactions as a family. Stories of the everyday, your stories.
We really want to put our heart and soul into our storytelling portrait sessions, we love them so much and we need to make space to enable them to grow and develop. It started out as a little voice - 'give me some attention!'. And then it started tugging, being a little more mischievous in its tactics. There would be words that popped out as I was reading, or something would happen in a film we were watching. It would sometimes keep me awake. And after each shoot, the voice has been shouting just that little bit louder. We've been feeling so creative on these storytelling shoots, buzzing with ideas and inspired by families we've been working with. We want more time to develop our short film work with families too. So, we're going to be taking on just a few weddings each year to allow the portrait business to grow more. Is it a bit scary not taking on as many weddings? Heck yeah! But we know it's the right thing to do. It was good to talk about it all on our day off.
In the next two weeks we're going to be launching a competition to win 'A Day In The Life' shoot, and we're really excited about it! There will be more news about it on our Facebook page.
With a day to ourselves on Saturday, we thought we'd document it in photos. So, this is us - as we are. There is quite a bit of food and tea action -they're very important to us, as we've realised by the amount of beautiful tea and food related gifts we received for our wedding.