Portrait Photography Information
Welcome to my portraits page. My aim is to create photos you will cherish for years to come. I achieve this by creating a welcoming and friendly atmosphere in my studio and quickly striking up a rapphort with my subjects. I want you to enjoy the experience of having your photos taken. Whether it be families, babies, individuals or groups, you will find my photoshoots fun and the photos will reflect this. I have the patience and understanding needed to capture the real character of my subjects and this includes having fun with children to get those natural expressions.
I work calmly and quickly and try to create informal photos where people are interacting, not just the standard smile at the camera photos. If you’re unsure what to wear, please let me know as I’m very happy to advise you on suitable clothing/colours. My studio will accommodate groups of up to about ten people.
Standard package photo sessions last around an hour but I also offer packages which allow you to have a longer session and wardrobe changes etc. It really depends on what you want to achieve. Please feel free to bring along any props such as your kids’ favourite toy or with older children, a musical instrument (eg guitar), a scooter or a ball, something which means something to them.
I also enjoy working on location and have some excellent locations nearby such as the beach and New Forest. The quality of light in the Forest is good and the colours vibrant. Photos taken outdoors have a different feel about them and some clients prefer an outdoor setting. The beach is particularly good in the morning when it’s quiet and the light is soft.
In the Home
A third option is to have photographs taken in your home. It makes it easy for you and you’ll probably be more relaxed in your own surrounds. I can take indoor shots and/or shots in the garden.
Daniel is a qualified member of the British Institute of Professional Photography.
“We just love the look of these photos Dan, as the kids are just playing naturally and don’t even know you’re there. You’ve really captured their personalities as we’d hoped.”
Amanda Bates, Mother