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Portraits of Grandchildren

I recently have a lovely, albeit incredibly lively, session with 2 families of children for a long awaited portrait for their grandmother.  I had already photographed one of the sets of children a couple of years ago and now they were back with their cousins.  You may recognise the two boys from the portrait on the Union Flag beanbag. 


I always knew that keeping these children sitting still for the required length of time (for me to achieve the perfection I am always looking for) was always going to be difficult.  So I needed to act fast, something I'm not great at.   To give myself a bit more time though, I thought I'd make it a little more fun for them by giving them boxes to climb, sit on and sit inside. 


And then I rotated them in different spots as soon as the boredom began to set in.  It also made it a little more difficult to escape. 


It was a quick session taking just under an hour, but it was a very fast paced and busy session, something I'm not used to as I u…

A Room with a View of one of my Framed Portraits!!

I love getting the chance to see the work I sell actually hanging on someone's wall.  And last week I had that chance.  It was after seeing them for their second visit with us that I mentioned I'd love to see it.  So I was invited to come over and I'm so glad.  I think it looks wonderful on their wall and fits perfectly into their home.  Amazingly, this portrait is actually one of our extra large framed prints which many people find just that bit too large.  Here though I couldn't imagine anything any smaller as it would simply be lost in that fab brick wall. 


I just loved their home.  Its perfect as far as I'm concerned and just the sort of thing I would love if I could design my own home.  Its so unusual and spacious and clutter free, not to mention a great space for entertaining.  And I've only shown a fraction of this living space. 

Something I'd like to point out here is the fact that this framed portrait shows little, if any reflections in the glas…

Portraits of a Young Lady

A couple of weeks ago I had the great opportunity of photographing a beautiful young lady.  And it was a fantastic opportunity for me because it allowed me to create both artistic portraits with heart and soul as well as fun, lively portraits with laughter and brightness.  This is everything I can hope for in an ideal session for myself. 


During our consultation I showed the clients my work and asked them what appealed to them most.  To my surprise and delight the dark, highly stylised portraits were on the cards.  But as this young lady was just 11 I saw an opportunity to provide her with an exciting experience as well.  So I suggested she choose a colour for the background and to bring along some of her favourite fun clothes and hats and she can be a model for the afternoon. 


It was a success.  I got two images I'm absolutely in love with to add to my ever increasing collection of fine art imagery, both of which being images chosen by her parents as well.  My eBay find of the…