I've been friends with Christina's sister-in-law since I was a child, so I knew of Christina, but had never met her or Nathan. So when she contacted me to do family portraits I was thrilled. When I found out where the McRae's lived I was even more excited because I've admired their very house for years! The McRae family live in a beautiful house on the hill overlooking the river with gorgeous big white balconies and glossy wooden floors. So when Christina mentioned it would be nice to have a few photos taken at the house I insisted! Sure, a dream to photograph but also really special to incorporate into their family portraits.
I thoroughly enjoyed spending the afternoon with Nathan, Christina, Caleb and Mikaela! Even though the wind was cold I think we all had a great time, there was definitely lots of laughter & funny-face pulling (more on that in a bit).
These McRae family portraits showcase the very reason I love photographing families! Documenting the beautiful bond of family love, the laughter, the silly-ness and the fun of spending time together as a family. I just love capturing each person as they are, with all their personality shining through!
How cute are these two! But then it's no surprise because their Mum & Dad are pretty cute too...
While we were down on the riverbank Nathan asked if it was possible to get a photo with their house in the background. Of course!
Oh and I promised some silly, so here it is...One of the first things Mikaela asked me, when I arrived for the shoot, was could her and Caleb do funny faces. Naturally Mum & Dad joined in for a few too ;-)
Christina, thank you SO much for organising these photos with me. It was lovely to meet you all and I had a blast spending the afternoon with you and the family. So much fun! I love all the photos we captured and I have a feeling I know which ones the kids are going to love too ;-)
I hope I've captured some precious photos for you that can be treasured for years to come.xx