What fun it was to photograph Stewart, Kate, Silvagna and Tahli. Kate had won a competition I had run on my facebook page but I was warned from the outset that both Kate and Stewart were not really fans of the camera. Despite this by the end of the session they'd forgotten about the camera and we were all laughing together kicking sand, building sandcastles and even getting the odd smile from people out walking along the Brighton foreshore.
The bathing boxes are an often sought after location for all sorts of photography, the colour is just gorgeous and it's always a fun place for children, playing, running, and hiding... Allowing kids to be kids is what I love about photographing families. These are the moments you just can't capture in a studio, with the forced smiles and standard poses, and lets be honest, photography is about capturing the essence of a family, in all shapes and blends, not just the smiling faces in front of a white backdrop.