As a photographer, It is so nice to be able to continue to document a couple’s story with them throughout the years. This Maternity shoot by the locks was very special to me for a number of reasons, not only is Helen a dear friend of mine for a number of years but I’ve been privileged enough to be able to follow herself and Ray as a couple through the different stages of there life together and now they are beginning a new stage in their life together with the arrival of their first child. Helen came to me with the idea of having a shoot by the locks near her home house. The locks and canal are were Helen grew up, she spend her summers here, it has such a special and meaningful place in her heart and now herself and Ray have been lucky enough be be able to settle here again and this is were their child will grow up. It’s such a beautiful location were you can simply watch the world go by. There seems to be a slower pace to life here, a calmness and stillness by the water, hard to find these days. Here is just a few from this beautiful shoot and I’m delighted to say that since this maternity shoot, Baby Evie has arrived safe and well and she is a serious cutie!