Fine Art Studio Portraits: E
Just before we were all locked down, I did some portrait portfolio building with a couple of little bundles of energy. E & K are sisters. You can tell from the portraits of them both together that they’re sisters. They came into the studio with their mum for a couple of hours, and over the next week, I’ll share some of the results. Firstly E’s photographs.
The Studio can be a bit of an intimidating environment for little ones, so we try to make everything as fun as possible. We don’t get them in through the door and start shooting straight away. Also, both parents are welcome, along with anyone else – Aunts, uncles, Grandparents etc. All welcome to come in. Children, like adults, appreciate the connection and input into the shoot. I like to show them some prints from other shoots and ask them how they’d like to pose, then we all chat, play with some toys and then when everyone is ready, start to take some fabulous photographs.
I like to do the more serious Fine Art Portraits first. At the start of the shoot, it’s a lot easier to get the look. As the shoot goes on, and you can see this with the portraits of E, everyone relaxes. As things get more relaxed, that’s when I like to get some fun shots – capture some of that energy, giddiness and personality.
If you’d like an initial consultation, so we can talk about a portrait shoot for you or your little ones, please get in touch.
Shooting children’s portraits is a bit of a different kettle of fish to adults and we take safety very seriously. Both Fiona & I are fully CRB checked and Fiona is a fully qualified and experienced Primary School Teacher. You’ll also notice that on the blog posts, we never use the children’s names.