Category Archives: Toddlers

My Children in the Rain!

I’ve been very sadly taking a bit of a break lately due to back problems amongst other things. Although I am still able to take photographs, I don’t feel particularly comfortable doing so for full-paying customers when I have difficulty crouching, climbing onto surfaces and running after children – you’d be amazed how active a family photographer has to be! Hopefully things will improve soon – watch this space for news.

However, that doesn’t mean I’ve put my camera down. Yesterday I “scheduled” a session with my own children, as the weather forecast had been for sunshine. Alas, it didn’t work out like that and we had rain, but I was determined to go ahead regardless and goodness knows the children needed a good run around outside!

Here’s my youngest in the rain, catching raindrops on her nose:

Family Photography

We went to Avery Hill Park in South East London, which has a nice cafe and a winter garden. The park was pretty deserted in the rain:

Family Photography

The children had fun anyway!

Family Photography

After getting wet, we headed over to a nearby Tarn which was very scenic and somewhere I would recommend for future sessions:

Family Photography

Family Photography

Just as the children got tired and too cold, the weather improved – but we were heading home by that point!

Family Photography

I’m planning on doing some studio shots of the children in the next few weeks too, after I sourced some beautiful dresses recently – so keep an eye open!

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My own children in the studio

I haven’t done a studio with my own children for a long time – not since January in fact! So last week I decided to get out the studio and see if they would behave themselves.. as the last few times in the studio have been a headache to say the least. Photographers’ children get bored very quickly with the camera!

It was also a chance to try out my new vinyl “wood” floor, and use the pink backdrop in the studio properly as until now I have only used it with newborns and natural light. You can also see my basket and chair prop if you are interested in using them for your session and later on I used my black velvet backdrop for more moodier shots.

Here’s a selection of some of my favourites, enjoy!

B is getting much better at posing

B is getting much better at posing

Then again, dressing her in her favourite clothes works wonders!

Then again, dressing her in her favourite clothes works wonders!

B loves being a ballerina

B loves being a ballerina

C isn't quite newborn size, but loves the basket!

C isn't quite newborn size, but loves the basket!

B and C and the basket

B and C and the basket

B fits in the basket even less well, but she gives it a go!

B fits in the basket even less well, but she gives it a go!

C is still a little bit too small for my chair prop

C is still a little bit too small for my chair prop

A portrait of B, with my black velvet background

A portrait of B, with my black velvet background

And in case you were wondering why they all look so happy, here’s what my children really think of me photographing them all the time:

"This session is over, we quit"

Other people’s children are *so* much easier as it’s a novelty!!

I have another newborn session tomorrow, so watch this space in a few days for hopefully a sneak peak.

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