A Portrait Is A Moment In Time

 

A couple of weeks ago, A. (We don’t use children’s names on the internet) and her mum came into the studio for some portraits, A. is a friend of our daughters and we’ve met many times and know her parents well, so it was a really nice shoot. It was good to catch up after all the months of being locked down. The minute she walked through the door, she had her eye on a few of the studio dresses. We’re in the process of building up a collection of outfits that work particularly well with my collection of different backdrops. She also loved the fan. Everyone loves the fan we use for hair movement!

Often it’s a new experience for little ones and the studio can be a bit intimidating. It’s important to make it a fun time & something they enjoy. We don’t like to start shooting straight away. Children work best when they work at their speed and also when they have some creative input into the shoot. Allowing them to do some of their own poses can reveal some “interesting” results, even if they don’t end up being selected for prints or wall art. Shooting children’s portrait photographs, we’ve seen some amazing poses in the past, as well as some that have stopped the shoot due to laughing! Also, siblings and family members are always welcome to come along. We can get a few family group portraits at the same time. Children, like adults, appreciate the connection and input into the shoot. After looking at a few poses, we all chat, play with some toys and then when everyone is ready, start to take some fabulous photographs.

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.

Booking a Family Portrait

 

If you’re interested in booking a family portrait, the first step is to drop us an email and we’ll arrange a telephone consultation. You can ask as many questions as you like and we can explain the process and the various options. Also, if you’d like to bring in the whole gang, that’s fine. We can photograph the whole family, parents, children and even pets if you like! We only shoot one portrait session in a day, so you get as long as you need. There’s no time limit. You don’t even need to bring children – couples are families too!

Although it’s only September, Christmas is on the way…A family portrait makes a fantastic, unique and personal gift.

If you’d like to know more, click one of the buttons below or get in touch through the contact page

Children’s Portraits
Fine Art Portraits

Children’s Portrait Safety

 

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.