Mel is a family photographer too at Just Be us Photography  and it's always such an honour when another photographer contacts you to put them in front of the camera with their family!  I met them down at Inverloch which hold special memories for them as a family. I love photographing families at a spot that is familiar to them. Everyone is comfortable and happy and then they can show me the best spots! 

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Heather contacted me to book a family lifestyle session because they wanted to celebrate their daughter, Alexandra's 1st birthday! So a week after she turned 1, we met at the Brighton beach huts and spent the afternoon together. 

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Like all holidays, it went too fast. There was missing shoes and lost entry cards into a theme park, a flat tyre, the kids winged more times than we care to remember and there was one trip to the local doctors. It also took us one hour to lug the bags and overtired kids from the terminal to the car on the way home...

But more memorably, goggles were called gaggles which lead to giggles, our little daredevil forced us to go on ALL the roller coasters where her height allowed, we won best family dancers at the kids club disco, Holly magically found us and entertained the kids every morning, and we swam, laughed, played and listened to the kids Christmas lists which changed every day. It was the best. 

And just to show that I was there and not just behind the camera…I’ve included my new favourite photo of the kids and I taken by my wonderfully talented husband who tells me he’ll me opening his own instagram account called ‘I take better photos than my wife' very soon! No doubt he'll ask me to set up the camera up and edit the photos then too...  ;) 

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I can't believe we are almost at the end of October already! 

Highlights from this month have included a lost 'first' tooth and visit from the tooth fairy, a  crazy dream about being chased by a corn cob on roller-skates which has since given us endless amusement and most excitedly - we have a walker! Another one. Gone are the days of putting him in one spot and keeping him there because not only has he learned to walk this month, he's also learnt to climb - on, up and around EVERYTHING! The window ledge is his new favourite standing spot as he shouts "bird, bird!" every times he sees one and given the opportunity, he can escape out the front door quicker than I could for a kid free night out!   

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