Photoblog: Adults Archive

Family Portrait in Hampstead - Just One

Posted in Adults at 14:41 on 11/04/2016

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While the majority of my work is with children I photograph families of all ages and so I was thrilled when Julia arranged a portrait session with her son, her siblings and her parents to celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on beautiful Hampstead Heath over the Easter holidays.

We spent a lovely couple of hours together on one of the most beautiful days we have had recently, wonderful low sunshine and really remarkably warm. I always feel that good weather at this time of year is a gift; It always feels like we have been lucky.

Hampstead is a beautiful spot for photographs and as we didn’t want to walk too far we utilized the stunning spaces around Kenwood House for the pictures. It’s a lovely spot for family portraits as there is a lot of variety without having to walk for miles. I’m always looking for interesting compositions and to incorporate my surroundings into my photographs as I love to give images a sense of place.

I was immediately drawn to the avenue of trees outside Kenwood house as an interesting location for a family group portrait as I love the sense of scale the trees bring to the image. I like the shapes and the textures and the bare branches show us the season as well as the place.

To make the most of the setting (and to minimize other people in the shot) I lay on the ground to make this photograph, thankful as always for my fabulous Paramo waterproof trousers, which I seem to wear constantly for so much of the year.

I’m so pleased with the shot; I love the expressions, a happy family all amused by the photographer lying in the dirt to get their picture perfect. But, if I had to be honest, the element that really makes this picture for me is the dogs, the family dog in the foreground looking straight at the camera and the other, inquisitive dog, just visible behind Julia’s fathers ankle, looking to see what is going on and adding that extra element to this picture which really makes me smile.

I hope you like this, today’s Just One, from my recent shoot in Hampstead.

Family photography in Greenwich

Posted in Adults at 12:00 on 04/03/2013

Today's blog post features something a bit different for me – an adult family photo shoot in Greenwich, South East London. It makes a lovely change capturing family pictures without any children running around - you never find that one of the member of the party has disappeared into the distance chasing a squirrel!

We had a wonderful time in Greenwich Park taking photographs. The occasion was Alison and Nicola's parents' wedding anniversary and the family felt it was time to update their pictures, the last time being when the girls were in their teens.

It was lovely to capture photographs of Alison and Nicola with their parents, and also with their respective husband and partner Paul and Dan. It’s always lovely take portraits of adults - I think it is something we often forget to do. Family shoots when we are children, then wedding photographs, then family shots with our own kids are all popular, but somehow shots that show us relaxing as adults are less common. It’s a shame as they are lovely images to have.

I do hope you enjoy this selection of family portraits from our shoot in Greenwich, South East London.

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

family photography in greenwich

Adult portrait photography in Kensington

Posted in Adults at 12:00 on 30/10/2012

There is nothing better than having a brief of 'be creative' and so I was thrilled to hear from Helen, who I first met a few years ago when we both lived in Cambridge, to arrange some portrait photographs with this exact brief.

I always try to do something a little bit different with my photography - I want to stretch myself and provide my clients with really interesting, individual images that won't look like identikit portrait photographs that can be bought from any studio up-and-down the country. I really want to show my client's personality and produce something really special and unique for them.

Helen is amazing fun to work with - full of ideas, and with a great knowledge of art and photography - and also fabulous fun to chat to. We explored the V&A museum in Kensington together, which provided a fantastic location for the shoot. We had a great time taking these pictures and I hope you will enjoy something a little bit different from today's blog post.

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portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

portrait photography in kensington

Portrait photography in Ealing, Greater London

Posted in Adults at 07:00 on 11/07/2011

Something a bit different from me today - some lovely photographs of adults, rather than children. Jean and Robin were given a gift voucher for a portrait session as a 40th wedding anniversary gift, and I was thrilled to be their photographer.

It was lovely to spend some time chatting and taking photographs while admiring their beautiful garden and then exploring the local park.

Here are a few of my favourite images.

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portrait photography in ealing

portrait photography in ealing

portrait photography in ealing

portrait photography in ealing

portrait photography in ealing

portrait photography in ealing

portrait photography in ealing

Mary and Joe engagement portrait

Posted in Adults at 09:00 on 01/10/2010

As most of my regular client's know I 'retired' from the world of wedding photography a couple of years ago. Now I only take on one wedding a year at most and those only for the very closest of friends and family. Mary is one such friend - we have known each other since we were eleven and I am delighted to be taking her pictures, I can't wait.

To get in the swing of things we went out to the South Bank to take some pictures. It was great fun, and so exciting to hear about the wedding plans (and also to have a lovely dinner and drinks thrown in)

Here are a few favourites

mary and joe engagement portrait

mary and joe engagement portrait

mary and joe engagement portrait

mary and joe engagement portrait

mary and joe engagement portrait

mary and joe engagement portrait

mary and joe engagement portrait

mary and joe engagement portrait

mary and joe engagement portrait

mary and joe engagement portrait

mary and joe engagement portrait

mary and joe engagement portrait

mary and joe engagement portrait

mary and joe engagement portrait

mary and joe engagement portrait

mary and joe engagement portrait