So, the first of my sessions outside the family. This went remarkably well, especially with the free lunch! Amy is a good friend of mine, and has a little boy, Felix, who at nearly 3 is six months younger than my oldest daughter. Amy has a very charming (and helpful!) boyfriend Dave, and they wanted couples photographs as well. I was more than happy to oblige!
Amy has a very small front room, yet somehow I still managed to fit in the studio although it was rather tight at times. I brought along my new white paper backdrop, and I was very pleased with how effective it was.. worth every penny.
So, first off – Felix.
Felix was rather attached to his teddy bear, and wanted it to be in all the photos. Here’s what happened when we tried to take it away:
He is usually a happy chappy, and was extremely co-operative (especially at first) and did most things we asked!
One of the things Amy wanted most were some photos of her with Felix.
This was also a chance to try out my new black velvet backdrop, which also worked incredibly well!
Meet Dave – Amy’s boyfriend!
We all had a lot of fun trying out various different poses..
Their patented “Staring at the chimney pots” pose:
And a portrait of Amy on her own.
Finally, I decided to experiment with storyboards.. and felt that these photos were a natural fit!
All in all, we had a great time! It took around an hour to set up the equipment (this will get faster as I get more practice) and we were shooting for two hours. Amy and Dave are very pleased with the photos and immediately changed their Facebook profile photos to some of the more soppy ones!
Thank you so much Amy, Dave and of course Felix for being my guinea pigs and being such great fun to photograph
Monday I did a tandem nursing shoot with Jessica.. watch this space!