As such I can often feel the pressure, and boy did I during this session given that it was about 28 degrees that day and we had quite a few different images to produce. Lets just say it was less than ideal conditions for the variations of portraits my client was hoping for. But this is England and I'm not going to complain about hot weather. And I loved that there was so much variety in this session.
This did however leave me feeling slightly less than satisfied with one of the requirements, the sibling shots. Although I achieved good images of the two together I felt I didn't have that one great shot that belonged in a large frame. So rather than fret any longer (which I did at 4am one morning) I simply invited the client back and this time (also on a very hot day) we concentrated on just the sibling shots. And this time I nailed it.
This image will go into my collection of all time favourite images. I love it. I decided to share this information with you to let you know that it is important to me that I get it right regardless of the cost. I'm a perfectionist. If something didn't work and that something was important than I will ask my clients to return. Or if the child or baby isn't well or behaving as they normally do and the session isn't going to plan than we will reschedule. I have to admit that this is something I rarely need to do but the option is always there if necessary.
The above shot is another one I really love. Their closeness which is so clearly evident in their pose, along with their stunning eyes, really makes this shot. This little girl adores her father and I can see this portrait being so significant in years to come. I know I would have loved something like this of me and my father and I do love pictures of my husband and daughter, which reminds me, I think its time I did another one of those.
And finally here is a collection of images. For newborn sessions I like to create collections for those images that are highly desirably but not quite worthy as stand alone images in large wall pieces. Things like hands and feet make great detail shots but not great wall art. So I like to put together something that includes these nice to have images. These images are also great to include in a portrait album.