Five tips for capturing perfect portraits of your children
Five tips for capturing perfect portraits of your children
Well I don’t want to jinx it, but I do ALWAYS seem to get very lucky with the weather on my location portraits! Saturday was no exception!
Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath was the location and when I arrived it was just glorious sunshine, the park was pretty much empty apart from a couple of dog walkers, and joggers.
I was slightly early , so I parked the camera bag on a bench and sat in the sunshine contemplating life, you can’t get better than a beautiful, spring morning in London.
The portraits I was shooting were of four cousins, ages ranged between 3 and 7, so I new it was going to be a lively one, I made the most of the peace until they arrived! 🙂
All four had their own unique personalities, which is really lovely to image, and all had a great relationship with each other, which is so lovely to capture.
The colours of the shrubs in the park were glorious and made a perfect backdrop to the portraits of the children, I will defiantly be suggesting this location for further portraits, so many wonderful places.
Here are a few of my favourites, the expressions are just priceless!
If you would like a portrait shoot anytime up until July I have some special offers running on my website, but only very limited availability. Especially for weekends.
After this I will be away volunteering for Raleigh International in Nicaragua for nearly three months and will return early September for some gorgeous Autumn shoots, If you would like to book a shoot for the Autumn shoots please donate to the just giving page for my up and coming trip to secure your place. A minimum donation of £75 is required.
I look forward to seeing you all when I get back! And if you would like to keep up to date with my travels, please join the instagram page, (link above) or follow this blog!
What a fabulous Autumn we are having!
The amazing weather and beautiful colours are just a gorgeous backdrop for some lovely portraits in London.
This weekend I met two very photogenic little ones Lielle and Ava at Kenwood House on Hampstead Heath. And what a fabulous time we had! The treelined pathways and secret gardens are perfect for our lovely morning of portraits.
One of my favourite images from the shoot is this lovely picture of the girls throwing their leaves in the air, they managed to make a very big pile! For me its just such a vibrant and energetic image, the girls expressions just make me smile, and the colours are gorgeous!
All of the images were shot on my great Fuji X-T2, and with my 2 favourite lenses, 16-55mm 2.8, and the 50-140mm 2.8, please click on the images to see the metadata details.
If you would like some fabulous images of your children at this perfect time of year, do please contact me for details. I am happy to take portrait commissions all over London and the South East.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting three wonderful little ones for some lovely family portraits in North London!
It was a gorgeously sunny day at the end of summer, and such a perfect location for some portraits! The back garden, which was just amazing! And full of great little areas for some portraits of the children.
Animals everywhere just added to the fun, and make these images extremely personal to this brilliant family! x
I absolutely LOVE portrait shoots like this, they make such beautifully natural images, The children were relaxed, great in front of the lens,and eager to show you all of their things, (chickens included!)
The set of images that I have decided to share are all in monochrome, but we did take some beautiful colour images, especially as the light was so good that day!
If you would like some beautiful natural portraits of your children in or around London, please do get in contact with me to discuss your ideas!
I am happy to travel anywhere in and around London for portraiture commissions, just contact me for details!
So just before my big trip out to Nepal with the inspiring charity Raleigh International, I blogged the great news, that two of my portfolios had been shortlisted in the National Awards for the British Institute of Professional Photography 2016.
And whilst I was away I received the wonderful news that they both were awarded as finalists!! The portfolio named on the buses, which was shot for the lovely project children of London was awarded a bronze award. This set of portraits were shot on a London bus last year and was in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. To get involved in the 2016 project please see some of the other incredible portraits here.
The portfolio, Tanzanian women, was awarded a GOLD!! in the visual arts category. This set of images were all shot whilst I was living in Tanzania Jan- May and is a set of portraits that are very dear to me! The trip really has made a huge difference into the way I work and the way that I run my portraiture business. With my focus now on capturing my clients and their families in natural surroundings!
I was also amazed to be informed that my second fellowship panel completed in 2015 had been awarded the very prestigious Peter Grugeon award for the best Fellowship Panel of 2015. To receive even a nomination for this is a great achievement, and to win it just blew me away! Especially when pitted against some of the best photographers in the country!
To see some of the images that were included in the fine art portfolio please see the link here.
A few weeks ago, I met a beautiful family down on Hampstead Heath for some lovely natural family portraits.
Three lovely smiley faces, were there to greet me on a marvellously sunny Autumn day in September! I have taken images of this growing family for a number of years and it really is a joy to see them all together for such a fun filled afternoon.
We started outside the very photogenic Kenwood House in North London
Such an impressive backdrop for some lovely family portraits. With beautiful tree lined pathways and gorgeous architecture we couldn’t go wrong!
These three little munchkins loved running through the park, and clearly had a great time in and out of the trees! Mum and dad even popped into a few of the images!
If you would like to capture your family or children in this beautiful setting please do contact me for more details! Also take a look at my portfolio to give you a taste of the work that I do.