A classic portrait photograph of young James as requested by his grandmother. This kind of portrait, hanging in a room you spend a lot of time in, will bring much happiness over the years. As James’ grandmother doesn’t get to see him that often, it’s a beautiful thing to have on the wall. There’s a world of difference between the cheesy camera smile that children often produce and a warm, genuine expression that James has. I take the time with small children to make sure they are happy and relaxed and just by chatting and taking images every now and then, we produce gentle, beautiful images like this. Our portrait sessions are unhurried and planned with plenty of time for this reason.
Here’s the lovely Ho family from Crowthorne and the brand new family addition bottom centre!
I often say this, but I really do have the best job in the world. It’s been my pleasure for many years to photograph weddings and family portraits in and around Reading in Berkshire. It’s always wonderful when my brides and grooms ask me to photograph their growing families.
Chloe and Becky, Tara and Chris’s beautiful daughters were a joy to photograph. It was lovely when I turned up for the family photography session at their home in Finchampstead, to be presented with drawing the girls had made. Sadly, even though I have a purple shirt (don’t judge), I don’t have a red camera :)
The girls were a pleasure to photograph and below is one of my favourite images from the session. When I’m booked for a family portrait, I always visit your home ahead of the session and I feel that meeting the family members makes a great difference to the photographs.
This is Ellie from Arborfield. She is a talented violinist, singer and pianist. For this portrait, I wanted something different from the normal studio style photograph of a musician so we elected to shoot on location in Bramshill Forest in Hampshire. I think Ellie’s dress contrasts beautifully with the sky and the happy accident of the swan is a nice touch.
Dogs are part of the family of course and I am always happy to include them in family portrait. Sometimes it’s nice however to take a bit more time and photograph the faithful family friend in more of a natural situation. Making this kind of portrait takes a bit longer (dogs are usually not as cooperative as humans!) but it’s always worth the effort.
Call me on 0118 9885088 to learn about our special offers on dog photography this summer.