I was born in England and spent the first eight years of my life there. In 2002 my mum, dad, brother and I moved to Colorado. After living and growing up in the US, I obviously felt physically and emotionally distant from my family back in England. Although, it wasn't until my uncle passed away in 2013 that I truly realized this. When my uncle died, I was not as upset at the fact that a family member had died, I was upset that my father had lost his own brother. That felt so wrong. But after only hearing the voices of my family members through the phone a few times a year for fifteen years the relationships I once had would naturally dwindle away.
The years are passing by so quickly now, so a few months ago I traveled to England to visit my family and rekindle those relationships that I felt had almost faded away. It was everything I wanted it to be. My cousins and I are now closer than ever, I was able to sit down and spend time with my aunts, uncles, and grandparents without it being awkward and I got to know everyone again.
During my visit, I wanted to capture portraits of some of my family members and I wanted to share a few of my favorites here: