I'm so excited to offer my new style of family portraiture called, 'This is us'. The photographs are taken in a documentary-style, capturing a morning/evening/day in your own home. This fun idea creates a charming set of images capturing all the little nuances of your daily life. What's really unique about this style of shoot is that nothing is chroreographed. That's the point. I photograph the things that may seem mundane and repetitive, but really, they're special to that time with your kids at that age. For me, I love creating these images by using the available light and the surrounding backgrounds to give that sense of place and time. Your child/children looked like this, wore those clothes, with those pictures on the wall, playing with those toys. In a month's time, these activities might be completely different. That's what is special about this documentary-style shoot, I want to capture what makes your family unique and undoubtedly weird ;)
What makes the shoot work is the unobstrusive nature, there are no forced smiles at the camera, just cheeky photographs of your kids filled with character. Simply put, it's a creative photographic document of your day, as if I wasn't there at all! Of course, we can organise a few activities like going to the park, having bath time or playing in the garden, but essentially the kids needs to be playing like kids.
How does the day work? Things to think about...
You choose when you would like me to arrive? What would you like to capture? A Monday morning from waking up to going to school? A Saturday afternoon when both parents are around? You choose!
The end product is a beautifully crafted luxury album filled with images. During the shoot, I'm continually taking additional 'filler' shots to enhance the storyline and to compliment the main images. This could be the toast cut into squares or a cherished cuddly toy for example that all add to the sense of fun and character.