The family session that turned into an engagement session....

Mel arranged this family session with me a few weeks ago. I'd met Mel and Archie (their one year old) before, but never Kurt, and so when he phoned me the afternoon before the shoot was planned I was a bit confused....when he explained why he was phoning though, I quickly became super excited....and then had to keep my mouth shut for 24 hours until the shoot. The next morning the sun rose and the light was beautiful. BEAUTIFUL I tell you. Mel and I were excitedly swapping messages about how perfect it was...but little did she know how exciting it was about to become.

We took a few family shots...and then whilst stood in front of the iconic Petronas Towers, with little Archie watching on, Kurt went down on one knee and the romantic in me nearly died, because it was Just. Too. Gorgeous. I won't be sharing any of the actual proposal pictures here, because they're something personal to Kurt and Mel, but you can probably tell when it can see a little bit of Mel's reaction afterwards, and you can definitely see the smiles that do not leave their faces from that moment on...and as for that ring...that's hard to miss! 

Congratulations guys; it was an honour to be there, and I hope I've done the moment justice...

Family photography - a morning walk in the wood

Whilst we were back in the UK last month, Grampy Bill and Granny Ali took Emmi to the woods for a walk and to explore the local wildlife (or is that Emmi took Granny and Grampy for a walk? I'm never entirely sure who exactly is in charge). I tagged along to take some pictures (because when a Granny or Grampy is around, a mummy is definitely superfluous).

There's something about the pure joy that children get from nature which is contagious. Long may her love for all things outdoors continue.