WANSTEAD FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER - A BIRTHDAY SHOOT IN WANSTEAD PARK

Hands down the best thing about this wonderful job is meeting so many lovely people and getting to hear their stories. I’ve always been a total people person and even though it took me WELL over 30 years to find my calling in life, I really do believe I’ve found it now: to make women feel confident in front of my camera and to deliver photos that tell their stories, in life, in love and in business. As long as every session I do tells someone’s story in a natural way that makes them feel great, I’m happy!

Just before Christmas I had the enormous pleasure of spending an hour chatting with and photographing these two Wanstead locals - sisters Nancy and Margaret - to capture some lovely and natural portraits ahead of Margaret’s no big deal NINETIETH BIRTHDAY! If that’s not a cause for some updated photos with your sister I don’t know what is! As well as having The most youthful looking skin, these two didn’t half have some stories to tell, about how they’ve always lived near to one another since moving over from Ireland decades ago, about outliving all their male siblings, and about how Nancy’s husband used to own the photography studio in Wanstead for many years! I was in seventh heaven hearing so many stories about our neighbourhood and all about how happy these two have been for so long in our beautiful corner of East London. It made me really hope my sister and I are one day having our photos taken on a bench not too far from here. It’s funny how photography brings people together, isn’t it?

Nancy and Margaret: you have stolen my heart.

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