Japan visits Edwalton

Revisiting familiar haunts in EdwaltonFourteen years ago, when I was still shooting film, a tiny little Japanese boy came to the studio with his Mum to have his 7th year commemorated. This is a normal ritual in Japan, where the children are photographed in a very formal and traditional way. They carry a small bag with gifts from the parents, which must be included in the photos too. I also photographed Kazuki’s Mum and sister at the session, and have the negatives to prove it!

I was stunned when a few months ago, Kazuki messaged me to say that he and his friends were coming to the UK this month and wanted to visit me again! The photographs are not quite so formal this time (apart from this one!)



It was fantastic to see him again and find out what has become of his family and see how he has changed and grown up! He wanted to visit his old school Edwalton Primary School, which is famous locally for being the school with the farm animals, and one which has won the Green Flag National Accreditation for Eco-schools.

Animal farm at Edwalton Primary School


Mr. Owens, the head teacher very proudly gave us a guided tour of all the fantastic innovations that have been made since Kazuki’s departure,

Kazuki visits his old school Edwalton primary School

and Kazuki even ran into an old classmate’s Mum who works there now too!


Kazuki and his friends also visited the house that he stayed in and then went on to Wollaton Park to check out the site of the last Batman movie (of which he is an enormous fan!) what an action packed day!

Revisiting familiar haunts in Edwalton

three Japanese boys happily leaning down from a monkey puzzle tree, smiling.

To arrange your fun- filled family day shoot please phone, or GO HERE to send an email with details of your ideas and dates.  I look forward to meeting you.






This entry was posted in Family Photography.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *