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Showing posts from April, 2008

Dance Show Costume Portraits

This afternoon we set up our equipment at a local dance studio to take photos of the children in their dance show costumes. This is something we do each year for this studio just after their show to give parents the opportunity to have a professional portrait of their children in th eir costumes. This is something I really enjoy doing since these children are quite happy to perform for a camera. This is different from many of my other clients who sometimes are quite shy or afraid of the camera. Instead, as you see here, smiles come easy.

Clique Parties

We've recently done another one of our Clique parties. We've been doing our Clique parties since 2006 through word of mouth but we've only now decided it was time to announce this as part of our products on offer. You might be wondering what exactly is a Clique party. A Clique party is a party for young girls, typically for their birthday. It involves a photo shoot for up to 12 friends, each photographed individually and as a group. And at the end of it each girl gets to take home with them a magazine cover in which they are the cover girl. The details listed on the cover are pertinent to the birthday girl and are current for the month of her birthday. The idea is that this memento will not only show her what she and her friends looked like at this time in her life but also remind her of some of her interests at this time in her life. Twenty years from now and I am sure she will appreciate just how valuable of a keepsake her cover really is. So how does one of these p

My Naturals Range

I've been meaning to experiment for quite some time with photographing children in their rooms. I was given the idea 2 years ago while at a photography convention and only now, during the Easter break have I finally got around to giving it a go. And even that was only because I had 3 children to look after and no chance of getting any work done. Anyway, I am very thankful for this now though as I am thrilled with the images I got of my own kids in their rooms. I managed to achieve exactly what I set out to do. And I now have samples for both my website and my studio space. Not only that but I have now realised just how much fun this natural style of portraiture really is. This style of photography allows me to work with minimun equipment which makes both myself and my subjects more comfortable. This will also allow me to get into smaller spaces without bulky equipment while also capturing some of the personal and often neglected aspects of a child's upbringing. I