Family photography is something I love for so many reasons. I delight in watching families interact with one another and seeing the way they move through life together and this is a family that I just adore watching. The love and mutual respect they have for each other is evident in everything they do and its such fun being in their presence. It is so wonderful to see that these teenage years that I keep being told to be fearful of really don't have to be as bad as I am led to believe. These guys just LOVE each other. Its an incredible thing to witness.
This is the second time I have had the honour of photographing The Critchley family and right from the beginning Anna said she wanted something a little bit different for this shoot. Anna is a talented stylist whose blog you can find here. I love working with other creatives. As an artist I want to try new things and shoot sessions that are out of the usual and these guys are always up for that. Sessions with me are about the family I am capturing. Letting them be who they are and creating a snapshot of who they are right at that point in time. Perfectly imperfect and loved more than words can say. This kind of collaboration fills me with so much artistic fulfilment and is something I would love to do more of.
We had so much fun wandering the streets of Newcastle together on a gloomy Saturday morning. We ate, we laughed and I captured these guys just as they are. I love these guys x