Alex & mum Sarah family portraits25 Apr, 2015

I spent a lovely late arvo photographing three year old Alex and his mum Sarah.  It was early autumn so the Hawke’s Bay light and the river-side colours were just starting to turn golden.

When I met Sarah and Alex, Alex had only just woken from a car-ride sleep.  It took him a short while to warm up to the idea of having his photos taken, but once Sarah had gently influenced him of the merits of the exercise (ice cream for dinner) he suitably ignored the camera and enjoyed the one-on-one time with his mum playing beside the river.

I love photographing kiddies when they ignore me and the camera.  I love standing back and shooting their action and interaction in it’s most natural form.