2017 was a year that I will always remember. It was the year Keith and I became parents to the most beautiful little boy, Koby Ilija Riley. It’s still so surreal! I’m sure other parents would agree, everything happens in a flash. Everyone says, time goes so quickly, but no one can prepare you for how quickly, quickly is.

Being wedding photographers, we know how important it is to document one of the most important day in people’s lives, however another significant day is the birth of your children. So, I asked Keith to take photos. Most of the time he was beside me holding my hand and supporting me, but the photos he did manage to take, bring me to tears every time I see them. I’m incredibly lucky to have them.

We also set out to take photos of Koby every single day. Again, us wedding photographers are guilty of putting the camera away when at home, so we bought a smaller, personal digital camera, the Fuji X100T, which is compact and so convenient to just put in your pocket and take anywhere, without worrying about it too much. Eighty percent of these photos were taken with the Fuji and the rest with a Nikon D750.

I will be putting together our ‘Best of 2017’ blog post with our favourite images from weddings last year very soon, as it’s been a corker of a year, but for now here is a snapshot of our little boy being born, and growing up; moments with his older brothers, his grandparents, outings, smiles, Christmas…. :)

*Update: You can view our ‘Best of 2017’ wedding photos here.

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Hi both, Baby Koby is gorgeous! Lovely photos, treasure those early years as they grow so fast. Hope you have an amazing 2018. Thank you for the photos from our wedding in July 2017 at St. Ives Harbour hotel, you were both fantastic. Donna & Micky