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Following 9 months of maternity leave, I am thrilled to return to photography with fresh new branding, a new-look website, and updated services and pricing schemes.
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Category Archives: Toddlers
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:
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:
The children had fun anyway!
After getting wet, we headed over to a nearby Tarn which was very scenic and somewhere I would recommend for future sessions:
Just as the children got tired and too cold, the weather improved – but we were heading home by that point!
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!
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!
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:
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.