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Family Portraits - With the Entire Family

I recently had the pleasure of photographing Mum and Dad, their Son and Daughter and their Son and Daughter's families.  It made for a portrait of 10 people altogether which of course comes with its challenges.  But we got their in the end and I'm thrilled with the results. 


The hardest part of course is getting everyone looking their best in the same photo.  It rarely works out in such a large group but I managed to get several with only a couple of Photoshopping, head swapping requirements.  But my skills are up to that challenge quite well these days so I'm almost always quite confident that everyone will be happy with themselves in the final family portrait chosen.  And I have to admit I love the challenge of taking a great face from one image and making it fit so no one notices in another image. 


As is usually the case, I also photograph the large group in smaller subsections as its a good opportunity, while everyone is dressed and ready, to get the individual fami…

Portraits of a Beautiful Newborn Baby Girl and Her Big Sister

I am absolutely over the moon with pride for the quality of the images I was able to produce for this client.  Typically I worry about whether or not I will be able to meet the expectations of my clients. I am confident I will be able to produce good work every time.  But will I be able to blow my clients away with the sort of work they will be truly excited about. 


As such I can often feel the pressure, and boy did I during this session given that it was about 28 degrees that day and we had quite a few different images to produce.  Lets just say it was less than ideal conditions for the variations of portraits my client was hoping for.  But this is England and I'm not going to complain about hot weather.  And I loved that there was so much variety in this session.


This did however leave me feeling slightly less than satisfied with one of the requirements, the sibling shots.  Although I achieved good images of the two together I felt I didn't have that one great shot that be…