George at 1 (and a bit) | Kent Family Photographer
So this is probably the easiest blog post I’ve had to write yet. This is where it all began really for Brave Bear Pictures. With George, my son, who is now a shade over his first birthday and lighting up my world each day, even though lets be realistic some days, he’s trouble!
First of all a little background. I’ve been a full time wedding photographer for five years now. Alongside my husband Michael I shot for Jackson & Co Photography and together we’ve shot hundreds of weddings across the country. A few things happened in our life lately, Jackson & Co keeps on going from strength to strength and biggest of all, we had our first baby in George. He’s the best thing thats ever happened to us.
And just like that, boom, my photography horizons got wider. Weddings are still an enormous thrill for me and a major major part of my life. But I found myself, I suspect like so many new Mums, taking picture after picture of George and being totally overwhelmed by just how much and how fast he was changing.
I looked around at other photographers and saw a huge trend for highly staged photos where small babies would get dressed up, or pose with their hands on their chin or be encouraged to smash up cakes. As much as I admired the photography, it just wasn’t to my taste. So I kept shooting in the style that I knew and the moments I felt were most important.
Then one evening I had a lightbulb moment and the seeds of Brave Bear Pictures started to grow. This is my opportunity to shoot families as I shoot weddings, in a relaxed, documentary style, in peoples homes, taking pictures that are honest and real and freeze frame a very specific window in time, often as families are adjusting to a new life with a newborn and all of the wonder and joy that comes with it.
So this is Brave Bear Pictures. These are the photos that provided me with my sketch book to start. George is 15months old now and these are my favourite photos of him with people that I love.
If you’re looking for a Kent Family Photographer then you can check out my portfolio and pricing and if you like what you see then I’d absolutely love to hear from you. Hannah. X