Family Photo Session in Upminster - Family Sunday in Upminster

I remember preparing myself for this family shoot and wondering how I will photograph three energetic children plus their parents. Will the kids be shy? Will they act naturally and let me capture them just being themselves? I guess this is a photographer’s common worry before any shoot – will I be able to deliver the candid and natural photos that I am asked to deliver?

Turned out, I didn’t have to worry at all. This family of five was very friendly and they were just themselves. Me arriving with the camera didn’t interrupt anything: the boys were playing cricket and football, the little girl was running around the garden, and the parents were enjoying getting involved in the games and savouring the quality family time.

Family shoot in the garden playing football, cricket and jumping on bouncy castle.

I left their house thinking documentary family photography was my favourite type of photography and I was so happy and humbled that I got to document this wonderful Sunday for this gorgeous family.

Family shoot in the garden playing football, cricket and jumping on bouncy castle.

Family shoot in the garden playing football, cricket and jumping on bouncy castle.

Family shoot in the garden playing football, cricket and jumping on bouncy castle.

Family shoot in the garden playing football, cricket and jumping on bouncy castle.

Family shoot in the garden playing football, cricket and jumping on bouncy castle.

Family shoot in the garden playing football, cricket and jumping on bouncy castle.

Family shoot in the garden playing football, cricket and jumping on bouncy castle.

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Alina Clark - A family and lifestyle documentary photographer based in Essex

A little bit about me

My name is Alina and I am a documentary family photographer based in Essex, United Kingdom. I love capturing everyday life just the way it is – unscripted, a bit messy and extraordinary in the most ordinary way.

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