Thursday, 7 July 2011

Beautiful bumps

I so wish this type of photography had been available when I was expecting my children, It would be so great to add to a baby book or just to look back on , or even share at a later date when I,m due to be a grandma.

I love the idea of bump photography and try to treat each lady differently getting unique images she can share and cherish.

As I come to you all I ask for is a little clear space to do those subtle bump pictures, If its a nice day we can go outside and include your partner or other children. I will only ever take pictures your comfortable with, some ladies like to be nude thats fine some ladies really dont want to take their clothing right off thats also fine. The aim is to show off your bump in away you feel comfortable with. To book a session just contact me on facebook or via my website.....

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Lights Camera Action

I,m an outdoor photographer in fact I love the outside there is just so much to choose from. Yet time and time again I am asked do you have a studio?. Simple answer is NO but I do have one I can use , Although this does require some notice and extra expense as well as travel.

The studio I use is Photovogue in Frinton so a fair distance from Braintree. I guess you all think using a studio is a breeze well it certainly is not. Photographing outside means I have learnt to deal with diverse lighting conditions I am used to telling my camera what to do . I occasionally use fill flash or off camera flash, but havent really had to deal with softbox,s and beauty dish,s and snoots.

So I took my family to the studio to have a practise with studio lighting.

Even with the use of a few props and a fan I found the environment cramped and rather then capturing fun natural images most images had to be posed.

It was difficult to fit everyone into the scene and to negotiate around wires and light stands to get a good angle on the people.

We tried to opt for some more fun images using high key and low key lighting

Again I struggled with space and fitting all 3 children in.
I gave my son the camera because he moaned they had been posing now it was my turn ..

We did get some nice portraits but everyone said they prefer the pictures I take of them outside. They liked the freedom of running around and being themselves, They liked the fact that you can have great backdrops outside to.

So you see I do have use of a studio if you prefer more formal posed portraits but if you want fun family photos that capture the true essence of your family then the great outdoors is by far the best