I predominantly work in the studio with Newborns, so having lots of free time outside is a real change for me. Having all of the extra time over the lockdown period it has really broadened my horizons and I have been looking for lots of new locations which I hope to share with you all over the coming weeks.
I am planning mini sessions for next year including Bluebells, Blossom and Poppies. All gorgeous vibrate places which will make the most beautiful settlings to capture your lovely families in a fun, fresh way. I think a setting is very important, it can determine the whole feel of a shoot. I usually ask customers to choose somewhere that means a lot to them, that their children love going and they feel comfortable. Its all about fun and keeping things natural. Having two boys who don't like having studio photographs taken I understand lots of peoples frustrations when their children aren't keen on the idea of sitting and posing. Thats where your photographer comes in, it should always be fun and lighthearted. But I cannot advocate a location session enough if you do have a more wild child who likes adventure and catching their natural reactions to things will tell the story on your wall.
I have really struggled through this horrible pandemic not being able to do the job I love and cuddle your precious newborns has been tough. But I have fallen in love with my babies all over again. I have loved to have the time to play with them, building dens, reading books, playing games and not being to stressed or busy to give them my fall attention. Not that it has been easy, my husband has been away the majority of the lockdown making working impossible due to childcare (I can imagine a lot of you are in the same boat). I am just looking forward to a bit of normality now and cannot wait to share what I have in the pipeline.