Last week took me into the pennies to see Faye, James and Jack. I arrived in the middle of peak nap time for Jack,so we decided not rush to setting up and let Jack enjoy a well deserved rest.
After a little while, everyone was ready for me to start snapping – the plan for the day was to take some shots in the house and then (weather permitting), we would go for a walk to the park for some more casual family pics. With the rain pouring we cracked on with the inside shots. Jack was on great form and after a long trip home from their holidays he certainly didn’t show any signs of tiredness as he played with his tractors. James’ tip on how to get Jack to laugh worked a treat – imagine me laid flat on the floor pointing the camera at James, Faye and Jack all the while pretending to have a sneezing fit. This was good enough to capture them all at their best and we got some great shots.
The weather did pick up after a while and we managed a trip to the local park by the river. Faye had asked for some really natural shots beforehand and this was a good chance for me to step back and photograph while they all relaxed together. It was a fantastic afternoon and I was pleased to get some natural shots in the sun and even a few down by the river!
In the next month I have some engagement shoots coming up and some weddings in the Autumn. For more of my latest work see my blog
This week I spent some time at Play Alma Mater Nursery, Oldham. It was really nice to meet all of the staff and it was really easy to capture the fun that all of the kids were having. I managed to spend time with all of the age groups – from the babies up to the big kids playing outside under the gazebo. My aim was to capture what a great Nursery Pamela has, and all of girls working there were on hand to help me get some interesting shots.
It was great to see how much attention and time everyone in the nursery gave the kids and I tried to show everyone in their natural light.
Next up, I have a few family portrait sessions in August and as I continue to invest a lot of time in stock photography I’ll be updating my landscape and travel photos. If you would like more details on how to book, please email me on email@example.com or call 07561305803.
It was lovely to meet such a happy family and after all of 2 minutes everybody was at ease and we were up and running with the shoot. We decided beforehand that we would try a few shots against a nice plain background, then a few out on the decking. Finally, I would try and capture some natural shots of the kids playing and having fun.
Martina and her family were all great and were really comfortable in front of the camera. There was a lot of Makka Pakka talk to raise a big smile from the little one and luckily my comedy content wasn’t needed, as the whole family bounced off each other to my relief.
It was really nice to meet Martina, Michael and the kids and hopefully I captured some memorable moments for the family to enjoy. If you are interested in Family portraits in Yorkshire or Manchester please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here for more info and pricing.