It’s such a sweet privilege to be invited back to see families I’ve photographed before as they grow. And this month I’ve been lucky enough to go back to 5 separate families for their 2nd, 3rd or even 4th session with me. I feel very lucky indeed!
I first met this family when little Christabel was a newborn. She was tiny and dainty and I loved imagining what she’d be like as a “big girl”. Intrepid surely, given her parents are seasoned world travellers who’ve seen and done the most amazing things. Funny, kind, sweet - I was certain. Just a couple of years on and wee BelBel (so as not to be confused with her aunty El-Bel) lives up to all my expectations and more. She’s a sweet and funny firecracker. And she was all too happy to proudly show off HER new baby - Mika.
Like his sister Mika is a sweet milky skinned little dot. And just as his sister did at her newborn session he was more than happy to display a full range of hilarious emotions and some of the cutest baby stretching I’ve seen. Also like his sister he arrived with a hiss and a roar, after laying mum out on hospital bed rest for a bit. But it was plain to see there were no hard feelings. This family is besotted with their beautiful new addition.
It’s a pleasure hanging out with the families I’ve met and photographed before. Like seeing old friends. And I am so glad I was able to visit these guys again. Zyanya and James, lets not make it another 2 years between catch ups eh?!