This was the first time meeting Hannah and 5 month old Elliott and boy did we have fun! The temperature in the UK in November is often super chilly but they both braved it and we created some images which will be cherished forever.
During my outdoors shoots I always advise not to wear coats. I mean, big, bulky and often dark in colour, coats don't add anything to your images, in fact they probably take away, not allowing you to get close to each other and move freely. So, bring one to put on in between shots, but be brave for the best photos!
We were lucky and graced with a bright day and with the sun warming our backs we embraced the fresh air and had the sweetest mummy and me outdoor session. Parenthood passes so quickly these sessions are just priceless!
Prior to the session, Hannah visited my Colchester studio (which is conveniently round the corner from this sweet location) and chose a dress from my client wardrobe along with a chunky knit, and outfit for little Elliott. We even took a hat, and used that too! I'm a huge fan of accessories and have a set of hats for the Autumn and the spring/summer and also a variety of gorgeous flower crowns.
We thought this thicker, off the shoulder dress would be perfect for an Autumn shoot and I adore a chunky jumper or cardigan with a maxi skirt or dress! Even teaming it with little ankle boots, just perfect!
Motherhood sessions are high on my list of favourite shoots but including the whole family is equally as incredible! Adding Dad and your other sibling perhaps, visiting a sweet Essex woodland like you see here and having a fun experience, playing, cuddling and enjoying the moments with each other.
We just about caught the end of autumn and only a week later all these beautiful orange leaves had disappeared. Great timing hey!
Being a family photographer is such a privilege, especially when the tones, clothing ad backdrop all marry together impeccably! Check out some more from this mumma and baby shoot below...