Archive for Portrait Photography
Seriously…Evan is so getting the shaft lately. But ever since the UK Child Photographer of the Millenium, Helen Bartlett, came round to do a day with the family Holly has been really into having her photo taken. Good thing too. Evan just puts on the most obnoxious grin. His time will come! Tuesday night, after bath, Evan gets into his dressing gown. Holly, in typical fashion, has to do the same. I hadn’t actually seen it as its new. I never ran so fast down the stair. She was (is) adorable…despite being the spawn of the devil only the next day. Rough/smooth and all that.
A few weeks ago I took a local family to a nearby location for a family photography session. The session came as a result of a silent auction at the Liss Infant School Christmas fair. No pressure then considering I see them in playground on my school run days. Yikes. I don’t have buckets to say or even any quirky comments. Just a few nice photos of a family…well, I think they are nice :)
Meet Joshua…aka Joshi. Or maybe that’s with a ‘y’…I can never tell. He’s a wee thing who belongs to some of my most dedicated clients, Laura and Leigh. These guys are responsible for a number of weddings .. well perhaps not the weddings themselves but the fact that I was at them. They’ve taken me from Surrey to West Wales .. twice! Plus a few other locations and another one to come this September. I’m delighted to call them clients and friends. They are also ace at the best places to eat and drink in Brighton. Last week they popped in for a quick session around the house…amazing what you can do with small children in a small space. Here are a few of my favourites.
After spending something like 12 years in London it was time for one of the Aussie lasses to make their way back down under. During that time Nina had made some wonderful friendships and this gave them a idea. What better way to always remember the amazing London years than to get together for a Sex and the City style photoshoot. A lifelong keepsake of their town and their friendship. So, last Friday I hustled to London to do that…no, not wear a skirt and take part but rather take things in from the other side of the lens.
Throughout our multi location shoot I often found myself trailing behind the fabulous 4 as they strode through the masses on the South Bank and St Pauls. It was most interesting watching the eyes of the blokes walking the other way. What a great job I have. I even noticed the ladies having a look, but to be fair more were drawn to their shoes and each had that ‘ouch’ look on their face. Me…I had sensible footwear.
Here’s a few of some of my favourites from the afternoon. Unfortunately the wind was rather spirited which made things more difficult…but I reckon it all worked out just fine!
Proving 8 IS better than 4
A personal favourite of mine….but I would say that wouldn’t I
Well…it was London after all!
It only took about 40 frames to get one where the 30mph wind didn’t kill the hair
St Paul’s never looked better!
No Brooklyn bridge…but we still go it covered
I was pleased to get the opportunity to work with some wonderful kids last week. In not being my kids they were actually quite happy to do whatever I asked them to do — suckers. Evan becomes a complete ham when I try to get him to do anything. Silly grins and poking out his tongue is par for the course with him these days. Of course it wasn’t all plain sailing. The youngest took some time to get used to the idea of me being around. I managed to get a few of her — bless. Here are a few of my favourites (and its about time too…apparently the kids are nagging mum to see some photos).
If you or anyone you know are interested in Children’s portraits, either in London or the southern home counties do get in touch.
The Unusual Suspects
One of my favourites of my favourites…yes, I know little’n is facing the wrong way. Kind of says a lot to me.
The Great Escape
You know how it is…you go out to the woods to shoot some photos (ok, maybe you don’t)…you trundle around in the rain trying to get the best out of the situation that you can. Safe in the knowledge that it wasn’t as bad as it could have been you return home and within a second of walking in the door you realise that the best photos you could take were sitting there, on a platter, in the doorway of your house. Shoot! Literally!