My youngest son Samuel has just turned one. First birthdays are very special in my book. I’m not prone to being sentimental or spending too much time reflecting on the past but I do think it’s amazing to be able to look back and see just how much your child has changed since they day they arrived on planet Earth. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the everyday challenges of being a parent (especially when you have three children of 5 and under) to not have chance to sit back and think ‘wow’ every now and then.
I’ve obviously furiously being taking pictures of Sam since he arrived but I’m afraid many of the images have been sitting on my computer, unprinted and even worse, unedited. I decided that it was about time I rectified that and in between working on weddings I’ve been squeezing in a few photos of Sam. I’m determined to do what I tell many of my clients to do, that is to make sure I get lots of these images printed so that they don’t just languish on my computer. In the meantime here are a few of my favourite photographs of his first year of life.