09/07/2019 Dartford, Kent
Another hot summers day and another newborn baby photoshoot as I drove a short distance across Dartford to meet Ross & Steph who now have baby Jacob keeping them on their toes! You never know what your going to get when you head off to a baby photoshoot and as it turned out, little Jacob was in quite a mischievous mood!
The beauty of my portable studio kit is that I can take it to my clients & get awesome looking photographs right in their homes. Not only does this limit the stress of getting ready & getting to a studio (especially when it comes to newborn baby and children photoshoots) but I think it helps get better and more natural photographs- when you are at home you’re comfortable, you’re relaxed & that’s all you need for a great timeless photograph.
The start of the shoot began with some sleeping shots as Jacob hadn’t got the memo about his photoshoot and on this hot Kent afternoon he was in full nap mode. That wasn’t a problem as we could pose him quite easily without stressing him out or annoying him. We got some of his stuffed animals involved and also used some blankets that family members had knitted as props for the scene- you can’t get much more personal than that!
In the end we had to wake Jacob up (I think if we had left him he would have slept all afternoon!). I then got Ross & Steph involved as they had photos taken with Jacob before I got everyone in at the end for some family shots. I gave as little direction as I could- I love the natural look you can get by leaving clients to their own devices and watching them naturally interact with each other. As parents and baby played and laughed my only job was to snap away and capture the magic.
Jacob was fascinated with the flashes from the studio kit- maybe a little too fascinated as it became increasingly difficult to get him to look at the camera! No amount of clicking, calling his name, or weird sounds could hold his attention long enough for me to get the angle or shot I needed. But the beauty of not having any time constraints is we could just keep shooting until eventually “click”- we got the shot.
I had a great time visiting Ross, Steph & Jacob to get these photographs. We managed to get a variety of different looks and poses right in Ross & Steph front room, meaning that I didn’t disturb Jacobs afternoon siesta too much!
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