I had a busy Saturday this weekend with a viewing and a shoot – weekends are popular with my customers as I’m sure you would expect with any photography studio. On Sunday, the studio was free in the afternoon and so my wife and I took the opportunity to get a few pictures for our own walls.
Our youngest, Jamie, nearly 2, is very generous with his cuddles at the moment and we wanted to capture him and his brother engaged in a cuddle – we think they look very cute together. Jamie and William wanted to see the results of their efforts immediately and so we had a viewing of the unprocessed pictures – I use an Epson projector aimed at the back wall of the studio for viewings.
Cuddling brothers - Studio Portrait
Children, High Key, Toddlers
Today is the last day of William’s Easter holidays – back to school on Monday! I spent today with William and his brother Jamie. Late this morning, William decided that we should go to the aeroplane museum (as he calls it) – I think his favourite part is the shop on the way out . So we loaded the car with the essentials; Jamie’s changing bag and our camera equipment. After a smooth journey to the museum we squeezed into the car park (even though the sign said it was full – the parking attendant waived us in).
Lunch at Wings and then into the main exhibition halls (it’s free to get in). It turned out that in addition to the usual display, a large number of vintage cars had been brought into the hangers and squeezed in, under and around the planes.
Planes, no trains but automobiles.
As usual the boys loved wandering around – William taking photos of the photos on the walls, the LCD screens and even the odd plane or two! Jamie enjoyed pointing at the planes. Attached to one of the halls is a children’s educational area with interactive exhibits which teach youngsters about various aspects of the theory of flight and related topics. (Jamie is a bit young for this, but never mind he seemed happy).
Exited through the shop, a few pounds on another toy plane and we were in the car on our way home. I’d highly recommend the museum, especially if you’re looking for something to do when the weather isn’t too good. It’s free, educational and fun (and a chance for me to do some photography out and about with the children).
Children, Out and About, Toddlers
Karen is having a tough time deciding which of these three high key portraits is the one!
Which picture would you pick for a framed portrait?
Please leave a comment with your vote. Many thanks for your views.
Babies, Family, Studio news
Here’s one more high key studio portrait for Karen and Dan to see ahead of their viewing.
Mother and Son
Family, High Key, Studio news
Harry at 3 weeks
Today I met a beautiful young family from Radlett. Dan, Karen and their gorgeous newborn baby Harry arrived at the studio this morning for a portrait shoot. Harry was very sweet and had a sparkle in his eyes.
After a short chat about the shoot, clothes and a look at some possible poses, we commenced the shoot. We spent about 60% of the time with a high key set up, white background and soft lighting. Once that part was completed, and after Harry filled his tummy, we swapped over to a black background and more directional lighting.
Mum and Harry
I hope mum and dad like these early pictures, they’re hot off the press. Dan is heading overseas very soon for work and so I’m working hard on post-processing all the images from the shoot so we can be ready for a viewing before he leaves.
Dad and Harry
Karen mentioned that she wished she had some maternity portraits before the birth of Harry – if you are expecting, please check out the maternity portrait page and blog articles to see the kind of work I do in this area.
Babies, High Key, Low Key, Studio news
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Babies, Children, Studio news