KAT, JIM & ROBYN

Posted on June 10, 2016

Baby's feet by Sussex family photographer James Robertshaw

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.

Close up baby by Sussex family photographer James Robertshaw

Couple laughing with baby by Sussex family photographer James Robertshaw

Parents and baby by Sussex family photographer James Robertshaw

Close up of baby's eye by Sussex family photographer James Robertshaw

Father and child by Sussex family photographer James Robertshaw

Mother and baby

Young family in the kitchen by Sussex family photographer James Robertshaw

Young family walking on the beach by Sussex family photographer James Robertshaw

Parents and baby on the shoreline by Sussex family photographer James Robertshaw

Young family sitting on Hove beach by Sussex family photographer James Robertshaw

Young family portrait by Sussex family photographer James Robertshaw

Father and baby on the beach by Sussex family photographer James Robertshaw

Parents and baby on Hove beach by Sussex family photographer James Robertshaw

Baby being held by mum by Sussex family photographer James Robertshaw