Working back in Bristol, and saying goodbye to the daily commute has given me back precious family time. As I spend more time with my gorgeous children and my family, I realised how quickly my babies are growing up. I’ve started capturing more intimate moments of them at park visits and picnics.
There is a fine balance between living in the moment and enjoying the family time, and capturing these intimate moments in an unobtrusive way. My son loves to call it taking photos of him in his “natural habitat”. I kind of like that description.
I am loving the heatwave! Yes, truly. The summer sunshine gives me such a buzz of energy and I couldn’t wait to get out and shoot. Louella suggested the stunning Royal Fort Gardens, right in the heart of the city. I had driven past it many times, on the school run collecting my younger brother but had never noticed the gardens. What better way to spend a sunny afternoon during the Bristol heatwave.
Shooting in harsh sunlight can be a challenge. I didn’t want to waste the opportunity to shoot in this glorious sunshine, so compensated by shooting in the shadier areas of these amazing botanical gardens just a stones throw from the hustle and bustle of Park Street.