Esselle Pictures captured another playful toddler here, it seems to be becoming a speciality! Little Asha and I got out a blanket, cushions and watercolours and she was almost unaware of the camera. I did realise after I got the shots that she had been happily spreading paint all over an hb pencil, but its all good practice for her!
My Mum always talked about ‘Plan B’ when I was growing up. A good photographer will always have a plan B up their sleeve, but when working in all weathers and doing children’s portraits, the chances of plan B coming in to play are pretty high!
Yesterday, as we began a garden shoot the heavens opened. We went to plan B, parent’s sitting room, but little Zayn was not in the mood to sit still! So all plans were abandoned as Zayn decided on how his shoot was going to be… He explored and played til his heart was content, as I followed him around in ‘paparazzi’ mode. Adaptability is the name of the game on a children’s shoot and I was happy to do so.
The portraits are cute and playful, just like the shoot was. View the whole collection in the Gallery page.
This lovely couple decided on a vintage themed shoot for their maternity portrait. I did a selection of images for them including a black and white one.
The shoot took about an hour and a half, and 6 months pregnant Hazel was glad of my assistance with make-up and my choice of venue with easy access to toilets. The Spring greenery and flowers added a nice touch to the pictures.
During a recent shoot at Coombe Woods, Croydon, we got a picture of me sitting in a tree at a very bad angle. It makes me look very weird indeed! When you compare this with the picture I took of my client above, you can see the difference that the angle of the camera, as well as positioning a client nicely, can make. Yes, portrait posture really is important!