KAT, JIM & ROBYN
Photographing Kat, husband Jim and baby Robyn was a birthday present organised Jim’s sister Tess – in her words “when I came up with the idea of buying them some photography of course you were the person I thought of!”…
I’ve worked with Tess and Jim on several occasions from covering Tess’s wedding to various commercial commissions for their company – Tess and Jim are joint directors of Loxley England. Jim and his family live just down the coast from me in Hove and a short walk from the beach. It was a lovely relaxed shoot which began really naturally as baby Robyn was on Kat’s lap and on good form.
We used a few different places round the house including a bare wall which Jim told me he’d stripped on a whim one night – I’m glad he did as it made for a great backdrop. The weather was on our side so after a while and happy with what we’d got in the house, we took a stroll down to the beach. Despite there being quite a few people around, I was able to isolate the family in my shots by positioning myself to create the best possible angles. I like the challenge of creating the compositions I want out in the open as I have to read and anticipate other people’s movements as well as concentrating on my subjects.
We all had a drink together just off the beach and a good catch up which was a great way to finish off a fantastic afternoon.