Monthly Archives: October 2013

08 
Oct

Photographing my own family

I have to remind myself often that I should photograph my own family from time to time.  I HATE having my photograph taken, and I spend my days, weeks, months and years trying to convince people that it can be fun to have your photograph taken.  Yeah right!  I am mortified when someone asks to take a picture of me.   And believe me, it often takes about 30 shots before I can hand pick one that I like.  My teenage daughters are not so keen to be photographed these days either…  Often they will delete out the images they don’t like straight away and much prefer to take their own photographs using Instagram on their mobile phones,  and can happily edit up a shot in less than 30 seconds that they fire up on to Facebook to share with family and friends.  Long gone are the days when I could take my two little girls out for a walk and they would pose happily for me to photograph them and capture their beauty and personalities… 🙁

My 13 year old daughter let me take some shots of her earlier in the year, however she was very much in control and in fact, I think she was in control of the editing too.  Teenagers!  What happened to my two little girls?

 

 

 

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Published Date: 8th October 2013
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Portrait Photographer


 

08 
Oct

Baby Photography and Repeat Clients

I am so honoured when previous clients whose weddings I have photographed do the following:-

a)  Tell me when they are expecting

b)  Come to me for a ‘baby bump’ shoot

c)  Come to me with their lovely little babies

I am also pleased to say that this has happened quite a lot over the years.  There are numerous local brides whose weddings I have photographed a few years ago, who I still keep in touch with, and one or two that I still see around Hinckley and, and a couple more who I meet regularly for coffee and a catch up.  It’s so nice to keep in touch. So, with this in mind, see below!  🙂

 

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Published Date: 8th October 2013
Category: baby photographer leicester


 

08 
Oct

Location Family Portraits

I haven’t done very well in terms of updating my blog every day as promised to myself over 2 weeks ago.  I just don’t seem to be able to grab that half an hour and focus on the task very well.  But here goes… Just a quick upload of some images using natural light, on location, with some extra cute little ones.  I am a big fan of location photography.  It’s far less restrictive than a studio environment, and you really can get out in any weather for a photo shoot.  I love to see children running around in the fresh air and even in Autumn and Winter, as long as they are wrapped up warm then there’s lots of fun to be had.   Wellington boots, wooly scarves and hats all make location images more fun.  I am very happy to let your little ones run around,  and I love nothing more than chasing after them and capturing them at their most relaxed.  The studio does not allow for this and it’s difficult to get an energetic, curious 2 year old to sit still in a small studio space.  So – my advice?  If you have little children, location is perfect for you.. Simple 🙂

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Published Date: 8th October 2013
Category: Leicester Photographer, Leicester Portrait Photographer, Location Photography Leicestershire