I had the pleasure of photographing my friend's new arrival and her family a few weekends ago. I say 'new', but time goes so quickly and her newborn son was nearly 12-weeks-old by the time we had finally arranged a date to go and meet him. I had known Scarlet when she lived over in Huntingdon and we had attended the same baby classes together. She has two other children; one very close in age to my youngest. However, it was through our oldest children and mutual friends that we formed a good friendship together. One that carried on after she moved away with her family to their current home in Leicestershire a few years ago.
It was a beautiful and sunny winter's day when I popped over to see Scarlet. It was a little too cold to go outside with her baby and photograph the family, so we stayed inside and did an in-home lifestyle-documentary session instead. This suited Scarlet and her family. Having the honour to photograph one of your friends was an especially lovely experience. Her children and husband already knew me and were pretty relaxed with having me capturing them as they got on with their family life. This made the session much easier and we got to have conversations in-between shooting. I let Scarlet and Tim carry on with feeding, changing or cradling their baby boy, all whilst keeping their two other children entertained, which you can witness in the sticker fun game at their dining room table.
Here are some favourites from that day: