Today, Master Rory features on my blog. His autumn shoot was full of laughter, running, throwing leaves and playing peekaboo! I have known Rory since he was born as his mummy and daddy were in my NCT group. My little Sadie loves Rory and was very disappointed not to be accompanying us in the park on the shoot… luckily daddy hatched a plan to meet us at the end of the shoot and the two of them were thrilled and had a lovely time playing in the playground. Anyway, enough of my ramblings I hope you enjoy seeing the latest photos of this gorgeous boy and his mummy and daddy! Oh and a bit of shameless promoting Rory’s daddy has his own small business “Fusion Sign Systems” so if you know anyone that needs a sign, I would highly recommend him as he prints my wedding montages onto glass for me and they are spectacular… see ours here.
Every Monday I try and feature one of my lovely portrait sessions. My approach is very relaxed yet engaging, usually I either go to my clients house or we meet somewhere fun outdoors. I do a lot of shoots in Christchurch Park, this works well as I live across the road. My clients come to my house first and have a cup of tea and a play, the children then get to see me without my camera which helps them relate to me. We then all walk across to the park. A shoot can consist of just one location(a tree… or the frog bench) or many depending on the child’s age and what captures their imagination. I often find myself playing hide and seek, looking for fairy writing on bark and many other magical things!
I’m often asked what families should wear or bring, always bring a change of clothes, wipes and snacks (raisins are gold!). For the parents clothes patterns and bright colours aren’t always the best in photos but in saying that whatever your most comfortable in! Other questions I get asked a lot is what is my child is sick on the day of our shoot? Quite simply they will be miserable and it isn’t fair on them, I would much rather re-schedule and I am happy to do this free of charge and ask that you let me know before 9am on the day of the shoot. I take full payment for the package you choose when you confirm your shoot time and date and in addition to sickness I will also re-schedule if the weather is appalling. I hope this helps with any questions you may have!