In the Moment | London Lifestyle Photographer

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Yesterday I saw two things to inspire today's post about why I love lifestyle photography. 
The first was at Starbucks in Teddington, as we met Andrew for our weekly trip. The girls and Andrew were playing and chatting and across the cafe I noticed an older lady in the wheelchair and a younger lady with her. At one points, the younger lady came in close to her and gave the most beautiful smile - as though they were the only two people in the world.

The second was as we walked back, as we approached Bushey Park, there was a child's bike and a scooter lying on the pavement, and a bundle of coats. As I got closer, I could see a lady hugging a young child. They were still there when we turned into the park. Again, it was like they were the only ones in the world. I imagined the first lady could have been a daughter, the second a mother. 

In both cases, they were living in the moment, time stopped as they gave their complete attention to those who they loved. In both cases, for a moment, the other person felt like the most loved person in the world.

And that is what shines through in these kind of photographs, the spontaneity, the love between the people I am photographing. Lifestyle photography leaves room for a little direction, maybe to achieve particular poses the family wants, but it also leaves me space to look for the special moments that speak of the closeness between my subjects.