My favourite time of year for photography is back.

The light is beautiful: soft, golden, warm and glowing. The colours of the leaves create a varied, ever-changing, natural backdrop for photographs. I love immersing myself in them, which I can do most intensely when swimming through a floating carpet of them at Tooting Bec Lido. I also love watching children enjoy them, whether it is making leaf art with the kids at my Woodcraft Folk group or collecting the prettiest ones with my daughter as we walk to pick up her older brother from school. But my favourite way to enjoy them is photographing toddlers experiencing them fully on their own two feet for the first time, because the pleasure of this is twofold. The fun of the photo shoot itself and the ability to freeze those amazing colours forever, so that they can be looked back on in bare winter and more harshly lit summer and savoured again.

These pictures are from a session in Brockwell Park last October. We had some concerns about how the weather was going to be and if we might have to postpone the shoot but, as you can see, it turned out glorious.

If your family would like to come and play in the leaves with me this October, please get in touch.