Every summer, photographer Sara Welch comes over to my dad’s farm — the place where I grew up — and snaps photos of our family in this wonderful, familiar place. She always pops by in the evening, snaps photos super quickly and leaves before we even realise we just had a little photoshoot. So easy!
I love that she captures my children playing and foraging in the same place I spent my childhood — on the same swings, picking carrots and blackberries in the same garden, and running around freely in such a wide open space. And I love that I have photos from the past five years to document their growth each summer. (Here are last year’s photos for comparison. Wow have the kids changed — especially the boys!!).
Usually Michael is in London when Sara comes to snap photos, but this year, for the first time, Michael was here with us. I love these photos of the six of us. (I also asked Sara to snap a few photos of a brand new baby growing inside. Next year there will be seven of us in these photos!)