She had a sparkle in her eyes, a mischievous smile dancing on her lips. The joy that broke out on her face as she realised I was taking her photo was wondrous. This is Lily and I loved photographing her.
This was a slightly different shoot in that her two daughters brought with them some early birthday presents for their mum to open while we were there. Barbara and Jean put so much thought and care into the shoot, not only bringing gifts but champagne, nibbles and even some birthday bunting!
And that’s what I love so much about family photo shoots. I get a glimpse into a special family dynamic, the love and care from parents reflected back to them through their children. This was so evident with Jean and Barbara, who are both incredible women, full of joy, just like their mum. Conversations then emerged through our time together of memories past, of sacrifices made and I see how much of herself Lily has poured out into her children.
Capturing the fun, cheekiness, laughter and love between these three beautiful women was, for me, very special.