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Portraits last forever

Well it’s been a busy month. The run up to Christmas was busy with family portraits and there was a good response to my Christmas promotion. The one thing which always comes across is that people really value the photos which I have taken. It’s easy to see why. I’m not saying my photos are amazing or obviously better than any other photographer’s photos. What people appreciate is photos of their families which are well composed, well lit with nice expressions on people’s faces.  When you get all the components right the overall effect is powerful. And good photos stand
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New family portraits

I’m always happy to photograph families of any age. This family were very comfortable in front of the camera especially the teenage girls. The girls just seemed to know what looks good. But that’s not always the case.  A big part of my job is to direct people, suggest poses which people are happy with and try to make them feel comfortable (or less uncomfortable!) in front of the camera. This was a fun straightforward shoot. If you want to get some photos of your family, do get in touch. It doesn’t take long but the results are well worth
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Family portraits

Well it’s not often I get to squeeze 11 people into my studio but that’s exactly what happened the other day when the Smith family came for a family photo shoot a few days before Christmas. I took lots of different photos as the group was made up of three different families but everyone was really patient and the children happy once I got the jelly babies out! All I can say is the children were brilliantly behaved and it made for a really smooth session. One of the mum’s was pregnant and whilst photographing her and her husband, her
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Two new wedding bookings

In the past week or so, I’ve booked a couple of lovely weddings for 2016. Thanks to Amy and Andrew for booking me for their wedding at Merley House, a venue I’ve not worked at before so I’m excited about that and also thanks to Nigel and Donna who have booked me for their wedding at the Highcliff Marriott Hotel in Bournemouth, a really nice venue, perfect for weddings (you can get married in the gardens overlooking the sea which is stunning!) and also where politicians stay when their party conferences take place in Bournemouth. On a different note, I
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Family photos

Emma and James came to get some family photos recently and I made sure I had plenty of toys ready for little Fin, their 15 month old boy. It’s always the same-the smaller the child the more they dominate proceedings. This can be fun, chaotic and a challenge all at the same time. I tried some static poses but they weren’t really working, results ok but not characterful enough so I suggested some moving around games and the results were much better. Kids like being playful but they also like to copy the behaviour of others.As the family went to
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more baby portraits

I seem to be doing more and more baby portraits at the moment which is no bad thing. Babies are great subjects as they are usually quite smiley and look great as long as you light them properly. The increase in baby portraiture is partly a result of my latest promotion called ‘watch your baby grow’ in which mothers are offered three portrait sittings in the baby’s first year. I usually photograph them at 2-3 months, 6 months(when they’re likely to be sitting up) and 11-12 months when they’re standing-all very different stages which gives parents lots of variety in
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Family photo session

I’m glad to say enquiries for weddings are on the up at the moment. Taken a few bookings this week and got a new enquiry today from a recommendation which is always a good sign! Last week I had a nice family portrait session, the parents with their young daughter. I’d photographed the couple’s wedding five years ago so it was nice to see them again. Here’s a few piccies from Fern, Darren and Holly’s  shoot.
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