It's not an everyday occurrence that I get asked to photograph a big family gathering (no newborn babies or small kids present!). This photo session was even more special as the main stars of the day - Janine and Don - celebrated their 30th (pearl) wedding anniversary. The photo shoot was gifted to them by their kids and what a fabulous idea of a present that was (and speaking of which, you can totally gift someone a photo session with me by purchasing a specially designed voucher - message me for more information)!

I met with the whole family on a very cloudy Sunday morning in their family home in Bexleyheath. The atmosphere was very relaxed whilst Janine and Don told me about their wedding day and showed me their wedding portrait (sadly, an actual wedding album couldn't be found anywhere). As the rain was forecasted, we quickly got outside for a little play of football with the dog Reg (such a gorgeous pup!) and a few group photos. But even the weather couldn't ruin the happy atmosphere as the family escaped the rain and decided to play a card game indoors - cue lots of giggles and joking around!

Alina is a wonderful photographer with a professional but friendly approach, which put everyone at ease. The resulting photographs are candid and natural and we now have a lovely album of family photographs to treasure.
woman looking at wedding photo
family sitting on cream sofa laughing
husband and wife celebrating pearl wedding anniversary
adult brother and sister laughing out loud
pearl wedding anniversary portrait of husband and wife
boyfriend and girlfriend smiling standing in doorway
wedding anniversary family portrait
mum and daughter playing with family dog in garden
black and white shepherd dog holding football in mouth
family members dressed in blue laughing in garden
boyfriend girlfriend smiling at each other
family playing with dog in garden
black and white dog posing with men in garden
family members sitting at table playing cards
dad smiling playing cards with family
mum laughing playing cards with family
family members sitting at table playing uno card game
young woman in blue dress smiling playing cards

If you would like me to photograph your family's everyday life or a special occasion, please get in touch!