Gone are the days of stiffly posed family portraits and thank goodness - I love portrait sessions like this one, full of laughter and energy. This gorgeous family of four were such much fun to shoot, so much energy and joy - I left on a total high!
I met Jenn and Steve at the very beautiful Holies, Streatley, for their outdoor family photography session. The chilly autumn weather was against us a little, with dark clouds looming, but it didn't dampen the fun. With two littles exposed to the elements, it was time to get moving; it was time for some forest adventures.
Mum and Dad searched high and low with L and A to find the biggest leaf and the longest stick. The leaves were soon discarded, but the simple stick soon transformed into a sword for a knight and then a wondrous staff for a king. Steve, energetically took on the role of the mischievous forest King, which allowed me to capture those gorgeously genuine smiles, meant only for daddy. With the King safely captured and the chill setting in, in was soon time for Jenn to scoop up her two little for cuddles under the blanket.
I could have snapped this family moment all day long, they were just great to capture. From the comical tangle of legs trying to clamber onto mum at the same time, to the shared jokes sending each, and at times all, into fits of laughter. Perfect. Thank you Rodwell family for letting me hang out and capture your family life. Here are some of my favourites from our time together.
Love Jo xxx
I hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as I have - I know this family will treasure them. If you're interested in booking me to capture your family memories, please get in contact and check out my session information. Now, why not follow along in this month's blog circle to see what my wonderfully talented friend and fellow Camera Mama moderator Ulli from Boise, Idaho, has been up to! She is sharing a darling comparison session of her two girls. Click here to check out her blog post: Newborn and Family Photographer in Boise, Idaho.
Jo Shannon-Little of J S-Little Photography is is an award winning newborn and family lifestyle photographer in Reading, Berkshire, who focuses on capturing beautifully natural and emotive images inspired by the love and laughter of family and childhood. She is one of the very few photographers in Berkshire that blends her love of natural lifestyle photography with beautiful newborn and portraits. Jo's unique in home sessions allow you and your family to capture your wonderful memories in a place that is special to you - creating beautiful, meaningful and authentic images in the place so loved by you, your home. Her absolute favourite thing to shoot are newborns and their close ones in their home, but she also loves all things family - from capturing the joy and excitement of expectant parents in maternity photography to fun filled family sessions - images filled with connections, movement and life - capturing those little moments that make your family, yours! Jo is a in home and on location photographer, serving areas in Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Surrey. For more information about Jo, check out her about me page. For pricing information, visit her pricing page. Click here to contact Jo directly. Thank you so much. x