June 21, 2018
This is one of those rare moments where Instagram life has become REAL life! Roughly two years ago, I started following a freelance copywriter from London on Instagram. Her name was Emma Whiley (@emmjoyw – check her out!). I loved her bright photos, clever captions and her inspiring posts about Jesus. We messaged here and there and commented on each other’s posts… little did I realize that one day we would meet and I would be taking her family photos in bright sunny Windsor Park!
We met at Great Windsor Park in London, only a few days before the Royal Wedding. It was hot and sunny, which can be difficult for photos but so enjoyable for the overall experience. We got ice cream and walked along the river. Emma’s husband’s family were visiting from Zimbabwe because Emma and her hubby, only weeks prior to these family photos, welcomed their first baby girl into the world!!
Capturing these sweet fleeting moments is what I love most about my job. Family reunions, especially when family have traveled from another continent (!) are incredibly important. I’m so glad Emma invited me to travel down to London to capture the memories being made. Not only do they have bright and beautiful family photos to now hold on to for generations to come, but two Instagrammers have actually become friends in REAL LIFE! Social media can actually be social. Who knew. ;)
See a few of my favs below!