Last year I had an opportunity to photograph this lovely family at Vierwaldstättersee, one of the most beautiful lakes of Switzerland. The mom of this wonderful family reached out to me asking about a family portrait session in Meggen, where she spent her childhood with her parents. The Summer (as far as I remember :) was unstable last year, and we had to postpone our photo session several times, but eventually we were lucky with weather. We had a beach just for us. It was a celebration of summer, family gathering and making of the best memories. The pictures were taken on medium format film, and I must confess, I love them so much, the soft magic of film makes every single shot very intimate and authentic, presenting it as an effortless piece of art.
It's such a wonderful experience to document the growth of the family of my former wedding couples. I'm always so honoured when I get asked to photograph their families a year (or two or three etc :) after the wedding. Last Spring I had a wonderful pleasure of photographing the new addition to the family of Hilary and Paul, baby Clayton, I loved spending time with them capturing their happiness and smiles, discovering their immense obsession with the tiny human being, their new family member ...
I love taking pictures of children and think the best way to capture them is to let them be themselves. No stiff poses and artificial smiles. I long to create artistic imagery that tells an intimate, genuine story - the moments of simplicity and beauty of the everyday. Clients often say they completely forgot I was there, while I photographed them, enjoying time being with their loved ones.
Film processing: Richard Photo Lab