London is such a great place for headshot photography - you can walk in any direction and find such varied backgrounds. Almost anywhere I go I find parks and greenery and also more built up areas that provide a real contrast to the look of the shots.
Last week I met Emilie and we spent a really fun couple of hours taking her pictures. Emilie was a real natural in front of the camera and we had fabulous light to work with which was a real bonus. The first image here is my favorite headshot I have taken in a long time, I think that will end up in the portfolio next time that gets and update. I hope you like it and a few of my other favorites.
Long term readers of my blog may remember Edward and Violet. Although I first photographed Edward back in 2005 before the blog started they made their first appearance here in 2007 not long after the blog started.
I have said it before and I am sure I will say it again but truly the best bit of my job is seeing the same families again and again, having friends rather than clients who I look forward to seeing on a regular basis. It is lovely to look forward to my shoots knowing I am going to have a fabulous time and being keen to see how the children have grown and what they are into this year. It really is the very best.
So, with great pleasure I went back to see Edward and Violet and spend a morning photographing them playing at home and in the wonderful field of corn that grows behind the house. I can't wait until next year...
Just to give new readers some context - here is Edward back in 2005 looking very serious while sitting on the living room floor.
then with Violet just a few days old at this point
and now full of beans and ready to take over the world
July and August seem to be flying by with hardly any time in the office as I shoot around the country taking advantage of the summer. This last month has seen me in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, London, Kent, Surrey, Wiltshire and I am off to Yorkshire, Ireland and Oxford in the next couple of weeks. My feet seem to hardly touch the ground and so apologies that the blog isn't as up to date as it should be.
This shoot, from a couple of weeks ago now, was one that I was particularly looking forward to as I had photographed Ewan's cousin Max a year or so ago and so I knew I would be spending the morning with a delightful family. I wasn't disappointed and we had a brilliant time playing in the park and then coming home for that all time favorite game of building a tower and knocking it over.
Here are a few of my favorite pictures