Three fun & beautiful children. A bluebell wood. Dappled sunlight. Summer. The countryside in May. What more could one ask for in a portrait session?
With many thanks to Tom Broadhead Films for capturing such a wonderful morning. I hope to show you all just how fun a portrait shoot can be. As the film goes on you can see the different moments that I have captured and then how I play with the colours and the light to get the photographs you see on my website.
This was done one morning in July last summer just outside of Edinburgh. Difficult to believe, being so sunny, that it was shot in Scotland!
I feel that Percy should get his own separate entry to his three sisters previously featured on the blog. He has a wonderful personality, constantly giggling and smiling and was a pleasure to photograph. Here are a few of my favourites:
It really is every little girls dream to make a fairy tale come true. To really find magical people who live in the wood or by the stream at the bottom of your garden. Think of the Cottingley Fairies, Tinkerbell or even the Tooth fairy. There are never ending mythical stories and what better to inspire this portrait session with Poppy, Darcey & Willa. Three enchanting girls I photographed in a wood in the south of Scotland. Spellbinding!
Last saturday saw me not as the photographer for a wedding but the Bridesmaid, Matron, Madonna or Best Lady as were some of my names! I laid down my camera and watched the wedding unfold with new eyes and without a lens to obstruct the view, it was wonderful and felt great to be able to appreciate a wedding in an entirely different way. Of course when the couple were having their photographs taken I couldn’t help but get involved with holding the reflector and watching for veil and hair that seemed to be flying everywhere! Typical bridesmaid duties perhaps?
Tattie Rose did the flowers and she was original, creative and unique. One especially impressive display being on a medieval style candle holder in the centre of the marquee.
When I returned home to Cumbria on sunday my thoughts turned to the portrait session I was doing the following morning with Elizabeth who is a very sweet and angelic little girl. What interesting ideas and props could I use to create memorable photographs and of course, out of everything, it’s my bouquet of flowers done by Tattie that fits in perfectly!
Special thanks also go to Rachel Wilson for assisting.