I have known this fabulous family for years since I am close to James' sisters and so have known him and Laura since they were first married. But I have to admit, aside from seeing their eldest boy when he was coaching my kids in a tennis camp a couple of years ago, I have not seen their children since they were little and it was so lovely to see how they had not only grown into gorgeous almost-adults, but that they had also grown into lovely lovely people. James was given a portrait session gift certificate for his birthday from a group of friends. We did the session at their family home where they have lived for almost 20 years. It was particularly special to photograph the family all together there since they are saying a sad farewell to the house where lots of happy times of welcoming new babies, children growing up, barefoot fun in the garden, children's birthday parties with the Gombeys, pony rides and so many more memories took place.
Jack is now at Durham.
Clementine is at school in Malborough.
Charlie is also at Marlborough.
Bignor the dog is a huge part of the family and was with the family for the whole session - so sweet.
This shoot not only marked James' 50th birthday, but also the big move and such a huge turning point in their lives. They will of course miss all the cedar trees and overgrown greenery - a haven for a family over the years.
Thank you all so much for such a lovely shoot - your family is lovely and congratulations on the big move, but so glad we were able to capture your close family all together in the home where so many happy memories were made. xxx