This past week I got to photograph another special child and this time it was different yet again. Emily-May is 8 years old and has both modelled in the past and regularly auditions and earns parts in national and local musical productions. So following instructions was not at all a problem which made this session a very relaxing and enjoyable one.
This session allowed me the chance to try out some new stuff I have. I've bought some new backgrounds recently that I've been dying to have a play with so today I brought a couple of them out. I just love how many different looks I can create from within my meagre (yet perfect for me) studio. And I will continue to build this collection (until I run out of room).
Having this variety is vital for me to keep myself from getting bored by creating the same old portraits all the time. Its also important to me to give my clients a choice and something relatively unique so that they can feel they are getting something very special and different from the average.
There are so many photographers in the world these days and I always want to stand out amongst them. There is no point in offering the same thing as everyone else or there won't be a reason to choose me. So hopefully I am demonstrating in all my published material that I have a lot to offer my clients.
It was so much fun working with Emily-May during this session. I don't always get clients who are keen to pose for me but this one certainly was. Meeting her parents was a pleasure too. I hope I get to work with her again. It was one of those times that reminded me to be grateful for what I do for a living.