A Quick Portrait in Royston

A Quick Portrait in Royston

Sometimes spending just a little time (15 minutes or so) is all you need to capture portraits of your little ones...One Facebook request later, I met a local volunteer and her mother early on a light Saturday morning for a very quick portrait session.

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The Great Easter Egg Hunt

The Great Easter Egg Hunt

These days there are so many opportunities to capture great moments with you camera, especially if you have little ones around...Altogether it was fun afternoon and one we can look back on in years to come.  Don't let the moments pass you by, take your camera with you and snap, snap, snap.

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New Studio Light to test......Cue Ivy

New Studio Light to test......Cue Ivy

I love buying kit.  It s one of my weaknesses.  Recently I got my hands on a new Elinchrom Dlite and needed as subject to test it on.  Ivy has come a long way in her modelling career.  Her attention span has rocketed from 5 seconds to around 8 or 9 seconds.  Plenty of time to snap some portraits of her looking cute.

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"Let them eat cake"

"Let them eat cake"

When your little one hits the grand old age of 1 often we like to celebrate with an old fashioned party or family gathering.  Nice good clean fun for all those invited.  These days there is a new tradition which seems to be bedding itself in - the 'Cake Smash'.

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From the days of Spot Studio, Shoreditch

My first job in photography was as a studio assistant for Spot Studio in East London.  My job was to make the coffee, clean the studio and help the main photographer throughout the day.  But it also came with the chance to make my own work and take prospective subjects out for a shoot in the natural light, thus freeing up the time of the main photographer to work with other clients.  I mainly used an old Canon 10D which struggled at the best of times unless it was the sunniest of days.  However the result were often pleasing, proving that it’s not all about the kit.  This shot is one of my favourites and has survived the portfolio cull I am currently going through.

Emma at the Mill...

Emma at the Mill...

When it comes to photographing a two year old, ten minutes is all you get.  With Emma it was more like five.  The scattergun approach is needed for such young kids as they don't want to stay still or do what you ask.  The Brailsford Water Mill near Derby was the venue for my Grandfather's 90th Birthday celebration get away with all the family.  I took the opportunity to photograph Emma in the surroundings of the mill and came away with these.

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The Blue Staff

The trick to a good dog portrait?  Treats.  Bribery is often the best tool when photographing dogs especially when they are as lively as this one.  Between shots I was getting a face full of dog slobber.  Luckily I managed to get my camera out of the way in time and captured these.  My favourites are always the ones where they seem to be thinking...about what I wonder...

Keeping it in the family

Keeping it in the family

When I began to focus on portraiture back at university I often found it hard to find people to photograph.  Even though there is no shortage of people (they're everywhere these days), I would always tend to ask my family as it was an easy and quick solution and they would never say no.  

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A cold walk in Cambridge

A cold walk in Cambridge

Recently I was luck enough to photograph little Hettie in Cambridge.  It was one of the coldest days so we all wrapped up and set off for a walk...We wandered around for about an hour, by the time we finished I couldn't feel my fingers.  However it was well worth it as I managed to capture these shots I'm really pleased with.

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Little Baby Blake

Little Baby Blake

Born on boxing day, little Blake was the subject of my first photography session of 2017.  A nice calm start to the year...Blake pretty much sailed through the process like a pro.

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A Walk In Lindfield

A Walk In Lindfield

A visit to see friends before Christmas gave me the chance to photograph Ada-Emily again.  I think this is now the 4th or 5th time I have used her as a subject, and who could blame me she's so cute.

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Print, Print, Print

Print, Print, Print

I have said it many times before, but a photograph is not a photograph until it is printed.  I honestly believe you get so much more from your images if you print them or frame them.

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A family at the Heath

A family at the Heath

Back in the summer I had the pleasure of photographing a local family at one of my favourite spots in Royston, Therfield Heath.  The challenge of the day was the heat.  Being one of the hottest days in the summer it was important to find a nice shady spot where the kids could relax and play.  With a picnic in tow, we sat under the tree and captured some great natural images of them being a family.  

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