I bought a camera on eBay a while ago, a plastic point and shoot that was probably priced a fair bit higher than it should have been due to a certain amount of hype surrounding the camera (film cameras especially ones from the 90’s or 80’s seem to be the next big thing).  Within days on a trip to a Barcelona nightclub it was lost. I’m hoping the taxi driver that found it is a photography enthusiast. It proved a blessing though. I happened to be passing my local camera shop and normally I wouldn’t look in but this time I noticed a small camera from the 80’s that was labelled £10. I googled it on my phone there and then and noticed the lens was 2.8, (that’s a good thing) bought it but didn’t expect too much. What came back from the lab was exactly what I’d been looking for. The photos have a kind of unfiltered grainy quality that I love. Using a small point and shoot from 1986 provides the kind of raw unpredictable (note the occasional light leak) energy that is matched only by photographing kids. It’s now one of my favourites.   I’m photographing families through the Autumn around Cheltenham but also further afield. A session look something like these family portraits in London. I also shoot on digital cameras in case the snapshot style isn’t to taste. If you want to book in drop me a line.  If you’re looking for a mini-shoot (up to 30 mins) I’m offering these sessions to Gloucestershire family portraits. I’ll look forward to hearing from you! Here’s my gang, full steam ahead:

boy cleaning teeth, gloucestershire family photographer  

couple walking in desert


If you like the approach I would love to hear all the details of your celebration.