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
This little lad's family are no strangers to our studio as they have been coming to visit us since his big sister wasn't very big at all but it's always a pleasure to see them. This was his first solo outing for a photo shoot though as it was especially to celebrate his upcoming second birthday. He was a little shy at first but then Mum agreed to get in on the photo action and, as you can see, he
One of the lovely things about having had a photography studio for more than ten years is that you really get to see families grow up (and grow in number). These guys first came to us when the big boy was first born and they've been coming back regularly for updates (and extra children!) ever since.
We have a good range of props in the studio, designed to suit all kinds of age ranges and situations. We have sofas for larger groups, a very versatile armchair that suits pretty much anything from babies to septuagenarians, a footstool that is the perfect height for little ones who have just learned to pull themselves up and cruise around, the list goes on. But sometimes, the best prop is mum or dad. So here pictured is by far the most beautiful and glamorous prop that I have had in the studio for a good long while.
This little one came to visit us on his final Joey Club visit and he was quite ready for his session - all dressed up and demonstrating his crawling and cruising skills! If you have a little one who has just got mobile, then why not capture the moment in the studio (we had a little lady take her first steps in the studio once and I was like a proud parent to capture it in camera!). They develop
When you have a newborn baby, those first smiles are incredibly precious and no amount of people telling you that it is 'only wind' will make you believe that your baby is not communicating with you. But there is a great deal more that is also wonderful about this new person you have made and I think, if you were to ask me, little baby feet and toes have got to be up there in terms of sheer cute factor.
This little lady paid her second visit to the studio with her mum under the Baby Photography Scheme (our free baby photography club - find out more here), but this time it was a bit of secretive visit as the pictures where going to be part of her Daddy's birthday presents. OK this works best before your little one is able to speak, and go home and say to her Daddy, 'we went to see a funny lady today...' -
For those who have gift vouchers from Christmas, please note the expiry dates and ensure you book your family photography session in good time. This move was from such a session booked recently, I have renamed them to 'Bouncy Family' due to the 'Tigger-esk' nature of the four boys who certainly came with plenty of energy!
Especially at this time of year, it's good to keep wrapped up warm and snuggly and this little chap took the advice very seriously and kept himself cocooned in his cardigan as he napped in our studio. There were lots of great pictures but this I think was my favourite because of the look of contentment on his little face. Newborn photography in the studio is one of my favourite type of sessions. The best age to capture them is
[one_half] [/one_half] [one_half_last] [box]Last Studio Day of 2012 will be a Studio Open Event Day - 22nd December. Free simple 30 minutes sessions, with prints while you wait. [/box] Santa Claus is well and truly on his way to town and everyone's thoughts are turning to what to give friends and family for Christmas gifts. We have a great solution here that doesn't involve fighting the crowds or carrying bags! [/one_half_last] Due to the great success of our early
If you have been to our studio, you will have seen this little girl on one of our large canvases (albeit she is a lot littler and has a big fascination with her own foot). So time passes and here she is again. Really had a tough time choosing which one to put up here but eventually settled on one from our natural light studio upstairs. She is just too gorgeous and she had me in absolute stitches, showing her
This little lady first came to us when she was very small as part of our Baby Photography Studio free portrait photography scheme (you can find out all about that www.BabyPhotographyStudio.co.uk) but as she is two now, we haven't see her for a year. So when her parents booked in for a portrait session, it was lovely to see her again. This time, she not only bought her mum and dad but also her nanny and granddad who were over
Enchanted Forest History Our Enchanted Forest is the end result of what was for us a very exciting journey. We were selected to be its creators by a fairy called Aranyani and we had to work very hard and complete all sorts of tasks before we were allowed to share the results with anyone. We kept careful records of all the events that occurred along the way, including taking photographs of all the gifts, strange occurrences and sometimes slightly cross