I was very pleased to be asked to photograph the son of a friend of mine, Simon, whom I met when he and his fiance came to see me regarding booking my services for their wedding at The Devonshire Arms at Bolton Abbey in 2007. Simon has a keen interest in classic Minis, as do I, and we have got on great ever since. Needless to say, I photographed their wedding and we have kept in touch. His wife Katy is a lovely lady and it was great to hear that she was pregnant last year and gave birth to their son Sam last summer.
As a result I photographed Sam on Monday afternoon and it is great to see that he is developing a great personality. He is a very relaxed and happy child, and was a joy to photograph. Although I only really photograph weddings, and there is very little repeat business as a result, it is nice to hear when couples of weddings I have photographed are having or have had children, and then to be asked to photograph them is a privilege. I like photographing children in natural surroundings, with them doing things they enjoy doing, as opposed to a formalised photographic session. Their personality comes through in the photographs as a result. I thoroughly enjoyed photographing Sam and captured some great photographs. Here is a selection of the photographs I took: