As I mentioned before one of my aims with the blog is to bring you first class family and baby photography. I still think the UK needs to wake up a bit to the merits of family photography, after all children stay children for so short a time, surly it as important to have them photographed as it is your wedding photographed professionally. I already have a few shoots booked in for when baby Hood comes along and will be sharing them on the blog in future months. In the mean time I will enjoy sharing with you other family and baby photography. I have to admit I’m not a fan of baby studio photography, a stark white background with a posed family in front of it. I much prefer photos of children to be taken in their natural habit, running around, playing and just being children. Todays shoot from Martina Capodanno is just that! A day in the life of the most gorgeous family ever, a family of 5 with the most perfect new born baby. I hope you love them as much as I do!
This was my first ever family shoot. I have to admit I was a bit nervous about photographing a family of five, mostly because I never had to shoot more than two people at once.
So I decided I would take the same approach as I always do – let events unfold and just tell the story of this very, very happy family.
We arrived at Gianluca and Manuela’s place right when the breakfast ritual was kicking off – they always have breakfast together before Manuela goes to work (she’s a teacher), leaving Gianluca taking care of the kids (he’s a very happy stay-at-home-dad).
They made us coffee and insisted that we had a slice of home-made cake. Then went on with their breakfast, chatting with us about their life. “It’s exhausting but I’m the happiest man on Earth and I wouldn’t go back for the world, we’re actually thinking of expanding the family even more in a couple of years”.
Having us snapping around got the kids very excited, they really wanted to play with us and were fighting to get our attention and their parents’ – but then time came to get ready and go to the park.
Gianluca was entertaining the kids with one of their word games whilst Manuela was getting ready, then we all jumped in the car (well, two cars!) and headed to The Butterflies Park, were everybody got to relax and play and enjoy a beautiful Sicilian sunny day.
I left the park feeling happy and inspired; children are such a beautiful thing.
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