You might find my images a little different from a lot of newborn and family photographers.
Over the years I’ve discovered how important it is to keep things simple. To focus on the little joys, connections, moments. I don’t over complicate my images with props, colours or fancy ‘things’ .. because quite simply, your newborn, baby, child and family are absolutely perfect just the way they are.
My style of photography is natural, organic and simple.
The philosophy of wabi-sabi is the closest explanation I’ve been able to find to describe how I feel about the little people I photograph, and about the imagery I produce:
Wabi sabi is an ancient aesthetic philosophy rooted in Zen Buddhism.
Wabi-sabi sees beauty in things that are imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.
In art, Wabi-sabi is manifested in modest, humble, unpretentious and earthy artworks.
Wabi-Sabi is genuine and humble, and is deeply associated with love for nature. The Wabi-Sabi values of rusticity, elegance, quiet taste and refined beauty have been inspiring artists for centuries, and it is this philosophy which drives my newborn, baby and family portraiture.
Wabi Sabi is everything I strive for. It is creating images that are perfectly imperfect. That show connection, simplicity, love, chaos and calmness and most importantly – are genuine and real and honest. Because this moment has gone already.
And the only thing we leave behind are the memories we give our children.