Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!
I hope everyone has had a great time over the festive season. Here it was hectic as ever in the run up to Christmas delivering the last orders on Christmas eve and even putting a last minute gift voucher order through a door on the way out on Christmas eve.
Since then I have been busy writing my masterclass for the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers annual conference in January. I was asked to speak again this year after a massively over subscribed seminar last year and I can't wait. The SWPP conference is always great fun.
This years seminar which will be concentrating on environmental portraiture and getting to know the basic types of location so you can take great pictures in new places every day. I am on on Saturday 16th from 3 until 5 and I hope to see lots of you there.
In the meantime the office will be closed from new years day until Tuesday 12th January.
Enjoy the rest of the festive season and I look forward to seeing everyone in the New Year!
This photo shoot was a first for me in that I haven't before photographed identically dressed identical twins who weren't yet speaking. It was hilarious but a challenge to keep tabs on who was who throughout the shoot. We had a great time at the park and I particularly love the sequence of shots with dad and the monkey bars. Then back home for a snack and a break and some pictures of the new baby brother. Fun times...
Some of my regular readers may recognise Will from a shoot this summer where we ran around on Clapham common on a bright sunny day. I was so thrilled to get a call to come back and photograph him this winter and to meet the new baby. This time it was a wild, cold and wet morning and so we stayed indoors which is often the way anyway with tiny babies. It was great fun and lovely to see how thrilled everyone was with the new addition to the family.
Here are a few favorites.
Another inside-outside shoot here as it was absolutely bucketing down with rain when I arrived early in the morning. There was certainly nothing 'bright' about it; a dark and rainy day if ever there was one. These things don't matter though when photographing in peoples homes and we were soon taking pictures in the living room and then upstairs jumping on mummy and daddy's bed. After a while it began to brighten up so we headed outside to visit the park and play in some puddles. Great fun
It is always fun when I end up doing two shoots on the same road within days of each other. I have one road near Westbourne Park where I have photographed six families this year - what are the chances of that? So, I knew where I was going when I headed to Belgravia for some family portrait photography. We had a wonderful time, starting by playing indoors and then wrapping up warm for a brief stint in Belgrave Square before everyone got too cold.