So this was the very first photograph that I ever took ....Rubbish isn't it ! In my defence, I was only 11 and I just got my first SLR "Film" camera for Christmas, the EXAKTA RTL 1000 (I have one still today) and I was very excited to do something with it. So why not make your Mum go outside with a kitchen chair and read the newspaper? .... And yes it was a white Christmas! Hopefully, it wasn't too
Bump photo's - why they are so special Firstly, let me say this. I recognise that at the end of your pregnancy, you may not feel at your most elegant but to everybody else, you look amazing. People genuinely love to see the bump (and occasionally are moved to lay unsolicited hands on it but that a post for another day!). Pregnant women, to the rest of the world, do glow and even if you
ON LOCATION PHOTOGRAPHY Spring time is my favourite moment of the year - the long winter nights are over and life is busting out all over with plants coming into bloom and springtime bulbs. For springtime shoots you really want to be wearing either layered clothes or have some quick changes of outfit. Spring can flip from warm to cold so easily. So bring gorgeous springtime scarves and cardigans simply in case. For colours you
This lovely family have been planning a shoot for a long while and finally got booked into the studio to capture some very special images - three generations of the women in the family. Photo shoots like this are extra precious to us as they are a little more than just images that will look great on your wall (although of course they will), I really think they are more like family heirlooms.
Never work with children and animals they say but at the studio, well, we do both on a regular basis and we don't mind it one bit! It doesn't need to be a stressful experience and a little preparation can go a long way to making sure that you get the results, and the images, that you want from your session. Try to Make Sure there's No Rush - it sounds a bit obvious
Three Generation Portrait January has turned out to be an incredibly busy month for the studio, with the full launch of our new commercial video services and the expansion of the aerial drone services too... so it was a pleasure to get back to some studio photography with this lovely family. Mum bought Grandma a portrait photography shoot for Christmas to capture the three generations of these beautiful woman, Grandma, Mum and Twin Grandchildren. It was
Working With Children in the Studio There's a famous saying that most people have heard. Never work with children and animals. Well, despite a harrowing experience with a cat portrait once, I don't really abide by that in the studio. We have been photographing children for years and we like to think that we do it rather well. I always think that the key is to make kids (and parents of course) feel relaxed and