How do you work?
The experience of a photo – shoot should be made to be a simple and as much fun as possible. I know that children are unpredictable, sometimes the last thing they really want to do is to feel like they are being made to sit and pose, that is completely understandable, so I try to capture images in a way which is more relaxed and go with the flow, it is also a reason why most of my sessions are not normally limited to a short session time, as this puts everyone under pressure, that is not the way that I like to work or my families to feel.
We start off by having an initial conversation before the shoot. I like to get to know about the children that I will be photographing and also to give you an opportunity to get an impression of me and to ask any questions that you may have. We may discuss what type of props you would like to use, or if there are any particular colour schemes, locations or wardrobe ideas that may work well for your session. It’s also important for us to discuss whether you are looking to create a wall hanging, an album or digital print package, so that I can ensure that I capture images which meet your expectations.
After the portrait session, images are carefully edited through post-production software. My style of editing is to remove non permanent features, such as blemishes or bruising, flaky skin, redness, elements which could be distracting but still very subtly done. If it is for newborn portraiture, this may involve creating composite images (a series of images which have various elements removed such as supporting hands to create a final image). After the editing is complete, your images are then loaded into your private password protected gallery, which is normally available for 2 weeks, so that you have plenty of time to make your selections.